http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/32 en Beyond the selfie: responsible tourism in today’s world http://www.ifaw.org/australia/node/110381 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/staff/kerry-branon">Kerry Branon</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">Feb 4 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="From left to right: Linda Schlapp, Michael Luongo, Glenn Jampol, Merryn Johns and Kerry Branon" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/02_04_17_selfie.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="From left to right: Linda Schlapp, Michael Luongo, Glenn Jampol, Merryn Johns and Kerry Branon" />This year &ndash; 2017 &ndash; is the year of the rooster, the year of new US leadership and as the United Nations has declared, the year of sustainable tourism. The latter gives us added incentive to be thoughtful in our approach to travel.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/node/110381" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Education Big Cats Dolphins Tigers camera cat elephant photo picture selfie Tiger tourism vacation Fri, 03 Feb 2017 20:59:40 +0000 Kerry Branon 110381 at http://www.ifaw.org Priya’s story, a tiger rescued from cub petting, Part 2 http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/priya%E2%80%99s-story-tiger-rescued-cub-petting-part <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/conservation/meredith-whitney">Meredith Whitney</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">Feb 2 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Priya (left) and Charaka (right), two tigers rescued from a speed breeding and cub petting operation, relax in their new, spacious homes." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/02_02_17_cubpetting1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Priya (left) and Charaka (right), two tigers rescued from a speed breeding and cub petting operation, relax in their new, spacious homes." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/priya%E2%80%99s-story-tiger-rescued-cub-petting-part" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Tigers Political advocacy Big Cats Tigers celebrity cub petting cute entertainment rescue sanctuary selfie Tiger wild Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:08:00 +0000 Meredith Whitney 110369 at http://www.ifaw.org Taking the fight against wildlife cybercrime to Kenya http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/taking-fight-against-wildlife-cybercrime-kenya <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/tania-mccrea-steele">Tania McCrea-Steele</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">Jan 25 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/slide5.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" /></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Wildlife cybercrime is illegal wildlife trade that has migrated online, enabling criminals to reach a much larger market, one that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This illegal activity isn&rsquo;t hampered by geographical boundaries and the players are protected by some level of anonymity.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/taking-fight-against-wildlife-cybercrime-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Primates Rhinos Tigers Turtles Africa criminal illegal Kenya online poaching sales wildlife trade wildlife traffic Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:21:32 +0000 Tania McCrea-Steele 110293 at http://www.ifaw.org Tigers rescued from cub petting operation, Part 1 http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/tigers-rescued-cub-petting-operation-part-1 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/conservation/meredith-whitney">Meredith Whitney</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">Jan 19 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="The tiger cubs in this advertising flyer from July 2016 are suffering from Metabolic Bone Disease and couldn’t stand or walk when rescued from a roadside zoo by Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Tigers in America. X-rays revealed multiple fractures and extremely low bone density.</p /> </em></p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/tigers-rescued-cub-petting-operation-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Political advocacy Big Cats Tigers cheetah Cub entertainment lion petting photograph picture sanctuary Tiger Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:05:36 +0000 Meredith Whitney 110368 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW’s Response to the Closure of Ringling Bros.’ Animal Acts http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-response-closure-ringling-bros%E2%80%99-animal-acts <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">Jan 17 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" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ringling_pr_0.jpg?1484672488" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2017)</strong>&mdash;On Saturday night Feld Entertainment announced that Ringling Bros.&nbsp;and Barnum &amp; Bailey Circus will close permanently in May.</p> <p>The traveling circus, which has operated for over a century, has long relied on exploitative animal acts to sell tickets. Though Ringling&rsquo;s elephants were retired last year in the face of mounting public pressure, captive big cats and other wild animals have remained in the show.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw%E2%80%99s-response-closure-ringling-bros%E2%80%99-animal-acts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Big Cats Elephants Tigers big cats circus entertainment performance Ringling Brothers Tiger Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:58:45 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 110263 at http://www.ifaw.org Ringling Bros. circus announces closure, brings an end to its animal acts http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ringling-bros-circus-announces-closure-brings-end-its-animal-acts <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/carson-barylak">Carson Barylak</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">Jan 16 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><div> </div></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ringling-bros-circus-announces-closure-brings-end-its-animal-acts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Tigers big cats circus elephant entertainment performance Ringling Brothers Tiger Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:11:34 +0000 Carson Barylak 110264 at http://www.ifaw.org