http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/25 en Australia's marine sanctuaries under threat http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/australias-marine-sanctuaries-under-threat <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/conservation/rebecca-keeble">Rebecca Keeble </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">Aug 9 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="two humpback whales swimming close together in Australia" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/au-marine-sanctuary-2_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="Two humpback whales swimming close together in Australia." />In October 2016, we updated you on the Australian Government&rsquo;s intention to take a backward step on marine conservation by <a href="/node/109334" target="_blank">rolling back marine sanctuary protections</a>, when the rest of the world are forging ahead with increased protections!&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/australias-marine-sanctuaries-under-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Whales Dolphins Whales Australia Australian dolphin government marine mammals marine sanctuary ocean protect whale Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:25:01 +0000 Rebecca Keeble 112209 at http://www.ifaw.org Addressing ocean noise, ship strikes at UN this World Oceans Day http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/addressing-ocean-noise-ship-strikes-un-world-oceans-d-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/node/110498">Aurore Morin</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">Jun 8 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="This World Oceans Day, the United Nations has convened the Ocean Conference to drive forward ocean conservation " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/BreachingGrayWhale.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 387px;" title=" Ocean noise and ship strikes affect all whales, including the Western gray whale, pictured here." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/addressing-ocean-noise-ship-strikes-un-world-oceans-d-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Dolphins Whales ship strikes UN Oceans Conference World Oceans Day Wed, 07 Jun 2017 23:38:42 +0000 Aurore Morin 111633 at http://www.ifaw.org US Congress keeps some conservation funding alive…for now http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/us-congress-keeps-some-conservation-funding-alive%E2%80%A6-now <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/elephants/peter-lafontaine">Peter LaFontaine</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">May 5 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW’s marine mammal stranding rescue and research program relies heavily on Prescott grants which have been spared in the recent bipartisan compromise to keep the government funded through September." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_05_17_budget.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="IFAW’s marine mammal stranding rescue and research program relies heavily on Prescott grants which have been spared in the recent bipartisan compromise to keep the government funded through September." />Congress has reached a deal to keep federal agencies funde</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/us-congress-keeps-some-conservation-funding-alive%E2%80%A6-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Dolphins budget conservation funding Trump Wildlife Fri, 05 May 2017 20:15:17 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 111295 at http://www.ifaw.org Deepwater Horizon oil spill still impacts bottlenose dolphins http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-still-impacts-bottlenose-dolphins <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/brian-sharp">Brian Sharp</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">Apr 20 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The author assists Dr. Cynthia Smith, principal investigator for the Deepwater Horizon marine mammal impact project and lead veterinarian/executive director for the National Marine Mammal Foundation, on a dolphin health assessment in Barataria Bay, Louisiana. PHOTO: © NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_20_17_deepwater.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="The author assists Dr.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-still-impacts-bottlenose-dolphins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Animal rescue Dolphins disaster dolphin louisiana oil spill pollution sea birds slick Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:57:09 +0000 Brian Sharp 111120 at http://www.ifaw.org Watch: Five ways we use science to save dolphins http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/watch-five-ways-we-use-science-save-dolphins <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/animal-rescue/kristen-patchett">Kristen Patchett</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">Apr 14 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/R4LmmiM2VSc" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>The Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team of the International Fund for Animal Wedlfare (IFAW) responds to stranded dolphins along more than 700 miles of coastline in southern Massachusetts - one of the top dolphin stranding hotspots in the world.</p> <p>Here are five innovative ways IFAW&rsquo;s team is using science and technology to return healthy dolphins back to the sea.</p> <p><strong>1. Blood Analysis</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/watch-five-ways-we-use-science-save-dolphins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Dolphins beach dolphin marine mammal ocean rescue science strand swim technology Video Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:07:02 +0000 Kristen Patchett 111083 at http://www.ifaw.org Infection may be factor in recent spate of Cape Cod dolphin deaths http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/infection-may-be-factor-recent-spate-cape-cod-dolphin-deaths <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/brian-sharp">Brian Sharp</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">Mar 30 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The International Fund for Animal Welfare is working with diagnostic labs at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut and the University of Illinois to help test blood and tissue samples to determine whether this type of bacteria is actually causing clinical disease or if other factors may be at play." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_30_17_infection.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The International Fund for Animal Welfare is working with diagnostic labs at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut and the University of Illinois to help test blood a</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/infection-may-be-factor-recent-spate-cape-cod-dolphin-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Dolphins beach Cape Cod dolphin marine mammal sick strand unexplained Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:33:43 +0000 Brian Sharp 110920 at http://www.ifaw.org