Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/16 en 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 Elephant calves take a step towards the wild http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/elephant-calves-take-step-towards-wild <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, 06/11/2014</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="Elephant calves take A step towards the wild" alt="Elephant calves take A step towards the wild" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/JB%20IFAW%20ellies%20zambia_300%20px.jpg?1402491149" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia&rsquo;s Kafue National Park.</p> <p>All the elephants at the Kafue Release Facility of Game Rangers International (GRI) are orphaned &ndash; mostly due to their mothers being poached for ivory. They are the lucky ones, plucked from certain death they were taken to the Lilayi Elephant Nursery in Zambia&rsquo;s capital Lusaka to receive round the clock care.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/elephant-calves-take-step-towards-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants animal rescue David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Elephant orphanage project elephants EOP Game Rangers International Ivory Kafue National Park poachers Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:07:19 +0000 adintino 100519 at http://www.ifaw.org 300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/300-elephant-tusks-seized-mombasa <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, 06/06/2014</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="300" title="300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa" alt="300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_5.jpg?1402058172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One suspect was arrested and was expected to be arraigned in court this morning while another escaped and is being sought by police. It is alleged that the arrested suspect tried to bribe police officers.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/300-elephant-tusks-seized-mombasa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants combatting wildlife trafficking elephants tusks Elephants. Ivory illegal ivory illegal wildlife trafficking ivory tusks Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:44:32 +0000 adintino 100487 at http://www.ifaw.org Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/australia/node/100402 <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">Tue, 05/27/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate.</p> <p>Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare groups took issue with CapeNature, the Western Province&rsquo;s conservation authority, on the movement and use of elephants for tourism purposes including riding safaris.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/node/100402" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants CapeNature elephants safari elephants Tue, 27 May 2014 13:36:10 +0000 adintino 100402 at http://www.ifaw.org eBay and Gumtree endangered wildlife bans being flouted http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ebay-and-gumtree-endangered-wildlife-bans-being-flouted <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>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW)</a> today launched Click to Delete, a report that exposes the widespread sale of endangered animal products on Australia&rsquo;s most popular online trading platforms.</p> <p>&ldquo;We found a whopping 266 per cent increase in the number of advertisements for endangered wildlife since we conducted comparable research in 2008.&rdquo; commented Ms Isabel McCrea, IFAW Regional Director, Australia.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ebay-and-gumtree-endangered-wildlife-bans-being-flouted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers big cats elephants illegal wildlife trade Internet trade online wildlife trade rhinos tigers Wed, 21 May 2014 13:02:44 +0000 adintino 100329 at http://www.ifaw.org Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/hong-kong-burns-first-tranche-ivory-stockpiles <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">Thu, 05/15/2014</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="Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles" alt="Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/hk_ivory%29burn_300.jpg?1400165772" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years.</p> <p>The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi.&nbsp; Attending the high profile event will be dignitaries from the Chinese government, CITES Secretariat, conservationists and the media.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/hong-kong-burns-first-tranche-ivory-stockpiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants destroy ivory stock elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory burn wildlife trade Thu, 15 May 2014 14:57:19 +0000 adintino 100251 at http://www.ifaw.org