http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/29 en CITES takes countries to task for illegal elephant ivory trade http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/cites-takes-countries-task-illegal-elephant-ivory-trade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/political-advocacy/paul-todd">Paul Todd</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">Tue, 07/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES Standing Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland last week." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CITES_ele_Amboseli_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 408px;" title="Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES Standing Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland last week." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/cites-takes-countries-task-illegal-elephant-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos CITES Geneva ivory trade Kenya Standing Committee Switzerland Tanzania thailand Uganda UNEP Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:43:29 +0000 Paul Todd 100859 at http://www.ifaw.org Hunt helps rhinos http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/hunt-helps-rhinos <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/isabel-mccrea">Isabel McCrea</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, 07/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Greg Hunt, Australia's Environment Minister, helped rhino conservation by banning trophy hunters from bringing home rhino horn." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/white%20rhino%20Mt%20Kenya_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 393px;" title="Greg Hunt, Australia's Environment Minister, helped rhino conservation by banning trophy hunters from bringing home rhino horn." /></p> <p>Not the kind of heading you&rsquo;d normally read in an IFAW blog! But in this case it&rsquo;s true&hellip;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/hunt-helps-rhinos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos Australia Greg Hunt Jason Wood rhino rhino horn Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:54:09 +0000 Isabel McCrea 100761 at http://www.ifaw.org Illegal wildlife trade debated at highest levels http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/illegal-wildlife-trade-debated-highest-levels <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, 06/27/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi.</p> <p>As one of two NGO&rsquo;s called upon to make a presentation at the session, IFAW stressed the need to take advantage of the historic meeting to unite governments represented at UNEA in calling for and taking clear, far-reaching commitments to eradicate the unsustainable vice.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/illegal-wildlife-trade-debated-highest-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers wildlife trade Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:36:51 +0000 adintino 100674 at http://www.ifaw.org Circle of life in Manas, India: rehabilitated rhinos continue to thrive http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/circle-life-manas-india-rehabilitated-rhinos-continue-thrive <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/node/92736">Sheren Shrestha</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, 06/09/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><em><img alt=" Now a proud mother of a female calf in Manas, I wondered whether she remembers her rescue. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image003_1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 386px;" title=" Now a proud mother of a female calf in Manas, I wondered whether she remembers her rescue." />IFAW-WTI Northeast India Regional Head and Head Veterinarian, Bhaskar Choudhury, filed this report about rehabilitated rhinos thriving in the wild in Northeast India. </em><em>&ndash;SS</em></strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/circle-life-manas-india-rehabilitated-rhinos-continue-thrive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Rhinos Assistant Conservator of Forests Greater Manas Rhino Camp Fri, 30 May 2014 15:22:30 +0000 Sheren Shrestha 100443 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife trade bans work, if they are not sabotaged http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/wildlife-trade-bans-work-if-they-are-not-sabotaged <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">Thu, 05/29/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="As ingredients in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), medicines containing tiger bone and rhino horn made up a large part of China’s exports in the 1980s." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Manas-rescued-rhino-DSC01829_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 434px;" title="As ingredients in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), medicines containing tiger bone and rhino horn made up a large part of China’s exports in the 1980s." />May 29<sup>th</sup> 1993 was a day that gave tigers and rhinos some much-needed reprieve.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/wildlife-trade-bans-work-if-they-are-not-sabotaged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Rhinos Tigers change China Chinese medicine tcm trade traditional Thu, 29 May 2014 20:49:50 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 100437 at http://www.ifaw.org Click to delete - ENDANGERED WILDLIFE FOR SALE IN NEW ZEALAND http://www.ifaw.org/australia/resource-centre/click-delete-endangered-wildlife-sale-new-zealand <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">Wed, 05/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, drug running and illegal arms and in many ways can be just as dangerous and damaging.</p> <p>Various organisations and reports estimate that the trade is worth at least NZ$22 billion per year worldwide1 and the threat it poses to many of the world&rsquo;s most iconic species including elephants, rhinos and big cats is now widely recognised.</p> </div> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers big cats elephants Internet trrade rhinos tigers Other Wed, 21 May 2014 12:46:07 +0000 adintino 100328 at http://www.ifaw.org