http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/29 en Legal rhino horn trade, not the answer for conservation http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/legal-rhino-horn-trade-not-answer-conservation <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/conservation/dr-joseph-okori">Dr. Joseph Okori</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">Jul 26 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A white rhino in the bush in Kenya. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_25_17_za_horn.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="A white rhino in the bush in Kenya." />In late June, South African rhino breeder John Hume announced that he would be selling a portion of his rhino horn stockpile in a legal global online auction in August 2017. It is believed the rhino farmer now owns more than 1,500 of the animals and harvests their horns. Hume provides round-the-clock protection for them.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/legal-rhino-horn-trade-not-answer-conservation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Rhinos Africa farm poaching rhino Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:42:29 +0000 Dr. Joseph Okori 112104 at http://www.ifaw.org Rhino calf rescued from Indian floods http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/rhino-calf-rescued-indian-floods <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/node/64646">Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary</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">Jul 14 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Mobile Veterinary service staff carry the rhino calf up a hill after bringing it from the island to the river’s shore." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_14_17_rhino1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 535px;" title="Mobile Veterinary Service staff carry the rhino calf up a hill after bringing it from the island to the river’s shore." />The International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) admitted a male rhinoceros calf displaced by the monsoon floods in Kaziranga National Park to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Cons</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/rhino-calf-rescued-indian-floods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Animal rescue Rhinos Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:05:38 +0000 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary 112007 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW-WTI conducts first-ever pre-flood awareness training http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-wti-conducts-first-ever-pre-flood-awareness-training <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/node/64646">Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary</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">Jul 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A hog deer swims through a flooded Kaziranga National Park in this file photo." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_07_17_flood.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="A hog deer swims through a flooded Kaziranga National Park in this file photo." />In anticipation of flood-related rescues this monsoon season, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) organised a pre-flood awareness training for forest personnel at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), the wildlife rescue, care a</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-wti-conducts-first-ever-pre-flood-awareness-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Rhinos Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:02:28 +0000 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary 111874 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-slams-plans-rhino-horn-auction <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">Jun 26 2017</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="IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction " alt="IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Rhinocerous_300px.jpg?1498484659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa&rsquo;s biggest rhino breeder to <a href="https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/science-and-environment/2017-06-24-sa-breeder-hosts-first-ever-online-global-auction-selling-500kg-worth-of-rhino-horn/">sell</a> part of his rhino horn stockpile &ndash; 500 kgs of horn &ndash; in a legal global online auction in August 2017.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-slams-plans-rhino-horn-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Rhinos endangered wildlife illegal poaching poaching rhino rhino horns Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:50:48 +0000 adintino 111780 at http://www.ifaw.org Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet <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">Jun 14 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found.</p> <p>Experts from the <a href="https://www.interpol.int/About-INTERPOL/The-INTERPOL-Global-Complex-for-Innovation">INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation</a> found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit wildlife products from critically endangered species such as rhino horn, elephant ivory and tiger parts and products.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/research-identifies-illegal-wildlife-trade-darknet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers Darknet elephant illegal wildlife trade Ivory rhino rhino horn tiger parts Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:24:48 +0000 adintino 111676 at http://www.ifaw.org Why some creative poaching solutions fail http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/why-some-creative-poaching-solutions-fail <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/node/62886">Rikkert Reijnen</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 2 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Dying the tusks of elephants, like the one pictured above, would be a futile endeavor. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_02_17_poachingFAQ.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Dying the tusks of elephants, like the one pictured above, would be a futile endeavor. " />Poaching is an epidemic. Seeing carcasses of giant, majestic animals like elephants and rhinoceroses slaughtered for their ivory and horn evokes anger and frustration.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/why-some-creative-poaching-solutions-fail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos deter horn Ivory kill poaching traditional medicine tusk Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:56:27 +0000 Rikkert Reijnen 111605 at http://www.ifaw.org