http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/21 en Open letter to Africa’s leaders on Africa Day http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/open-letter-africa%E2%80%99s-leaders-africa-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/elephants/jason-bell">Jason Bell</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 05/25/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Corruption is rife at every point along the trade chain and the lack of active and ethical governance practices directly threatens the tourism sector of many African countries." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_22_15_africaday.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Corruption is rife at every point along the trade chain and the lack of active and ethical governance practices directly threatens the tourism sector of many African countries." />Dear African Leader,</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/open-letter-africa%E2%80%99s-leaders-africa-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Africa day corridor elephants Ivory poaching Fri, 22 May 2015 17:12:57 +0000 Jason Bell 104068 at http://www.ifaw.org Chinese internet giant joins fight against wildlife crime on World Biodiversity Day http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/chinese-internet-giant-joins-fight-against-wildlife-crime-world-biodiversity-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/elephants/grace-ge-gabriel">Grace Ge Gabriel</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 05/22/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The markets for wildlife products, both off and online, is threatening the survival of many endangered species. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_22_15_tencent1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 406px;" title="The markets for wildlife products, both off and online, is threatening the survival of many endangered species. " /></p> <p>A sea of hands held up in the air are shaking their mobile phones all at once.</p> <p>On everyone&rsquo;s screen, a special message appears:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/chinese-internet-giant-joins-fight-against-wildlife-crime-world-biodiversity-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants China elephant Ivory tencent wechat wildlife trade Fri, 22 May 2015 14:38:42 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 104062 at http://www.ifaw.org Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/regional-capacity-and-cooperation-crucial-combat-wildlife-trafficking <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 05/22/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" title="Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking" alt="Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pwt_Closing_300px.jpg?1432306784" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Seventy one officers from Interpol, wildlife law enforcement and CITES management authorities in nine African countries, including East and Central Africa, and the Horn of Africa have today completed a five-day training workshop building their capacity to combat wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/regional-capacity-and-cooperation-crucial-combat-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade rhinos Wildlife crime wildlife trafficking Fri, 22 May 2015 15:04:14 +0000 adintino 104065 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-destroys <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 05/22/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="225" title="IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day" alt="IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/WBD_FR_300px_0.jpg?1432307479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In celebration of the upcoming World Biodiversity Day on May 22<sup>nd</sup>, IFAW crushed 257 ivory items it had been given by individuals as part of an experimental initiative launched on February 6<sup>th</sup> called &ldquo;Je Donne Mon Ivoire&rdquo; (I am giving up my ivory).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-destroys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory Ivory ivory crush Fri, 22 May 2015 15:13:24 +0000 adintino 104066 at http://www.ifaw.org Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/tencent-says-no-online-illegal-wildlife-trade <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 05/22/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" title="Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade" alt="Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px_0.jpg?1432305708" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Tencent, a leading provider of Internet services in China, The Nature Conservancy (&ldquo;TNC&rdquo;), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (&ldquo;IFAW&rdquo;) today launched a joint campaign - Tencent for the Planet - to combat the illegal online wildlife trade on Tencent&rsquo;s Weixin, QQ, and microblog platforms. This is monumental news for threatened elephants everywhere as the world celebrates World Biodiversity Day and demonstrates Tencent&rsquo;s social responsibility commitment as a technology leader.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/tencent-says-no-online-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants African elephants elephants illeagal online wildlife trade illeagal wildlife trafficking illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory tusk poaching rhinos tigers wildlife trade Fri, 22 May 2015 14:42:10 +0000 adintino 104063 at http://www.ifaw.org Killing endangered black rhino in Namibia on CNN broadcast an outright tragedy http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/killing-endangered-black-rhino-namibia-cnn-broadcast-outright-tragedy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/wildlife-trade/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 05/20/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="343" src="http://www.cnn.com/video/api/embed.html#/video/business/2015/05/20/qmb-animal-hunting-conservation-azzedine-downes-intv.cnn" width="610"></iframe><em>Watch the video above to hear my thoughts on the black rhino hunt with CNN anchor Maggie Lake.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>At the International Fund for Animal Welfare, we were saddened today to learn that a critically endangered black rhino, of which only 5,000 remain in the world, was killed by a US trophy hunter in Namibia.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/killing-endangered-black-rhino-namibia-cnn-broadcast-outright-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos conservation Dallas Safari Club auction guns hunting Knowlton poaching trophy hunting Video Wed, 20 May 2015 19:57:42 +0000 Azzedine Downes 104044 at http://www.ifaw.org