Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/16 en Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources <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, 11/17/2016</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="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. " alt="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephan_300px_0.jpg?1479413173" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional &pound;13 million to help tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, doubling the UK&rsquo;s current investment.</p> <p>The announcement followed a keynote speech by the Duke of Cambridge who said species were being killed at a &quot;horrifying&quot; rate. His comments were echoed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Angela Leadsom who committed to delivering real help and support to those governments at the meeting, including the host nation of Vietnam.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trade poaching rhino Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:03:45 +0000 adintino 109768 at http://www.ifaw.org Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prosecution http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/wildlife-law-enforcement-agencies-gather-enhance-skills-wildlife-law-prosecution <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, 11/15/2016</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="Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prosecution " alt="Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/DSC_0040_300px.jpg?1479221884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center"><strong>Boosting law enforcement skills of stakeholders is critical to detecting, managing and </strong><strong>adjudicating</strong><strong> over wildlife cases</strong></p> <p>In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies and legislation that fail to treat wildlife poaching and trafficking as a serious offence.&nbsp; As a result of the weak laws, wildlife crime offenders are never profiled despite their despicable acts of illegal killing and trafficking of wildlife.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/wildlife-law-enforcement-agencies-gather-enhance-skills-wildlife-law-prosecution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Education Elephants elephants great apes ilegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking poaching rhinoceros Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:51:31 +0000 adintino 109740 at http://www.ifaw.org Where do elephants go? http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/where-do-elephants-go <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, 11/02/2016</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="Where do elephants go?" alt="Where do elephants go?" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/collaring_300px.jpg?1478103880" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using global positioning system (GPS) technology to map out the elephants&rsquo; migratory routes and identify how expansively the elephants travel in search of water and vegetation. The fitting of collars was conducted by a team of scientists, researchers and veterinarians from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a>).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/where-do-elephants-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants collaring elephant collaring elephants Kenya Wildlife Services KWS Wed, 02 Nov 2016 16:21:57 +0000 adintino 109600 at http://www.ifaw.org Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/sense-urgency-conserving-wildlife-trumps-trade-cites <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, 10/04/2016</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="353" title="Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES" alt="Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Untitled-1_300PX.jpg?1475602667" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As the world&rsquo;s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa today, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals.</p> <p>The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) takes place once every three years, and this year brought together more than 4,000 representatives from governments and the conservation community to debate issues with regards to the trade in endangered wild animals and plants.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/sense-urgency-conserving-wildlife-trumps-trade-cites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Primates Rhinos Tigers barbary macaques CITES devil rays elephants lions monkey monkies pangolins parrots rhino rhino horns sharks silky sharks threshers sharks wildlife trade Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:46:36 +0000 adintino 109301 at http://www.ifaw.org African elephants not out of the Woods Yet http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/african-elephants-not-out-woods-yet <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">Mon, 10/03/2016</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="African elephants not out of the Woods Yet" alt="African elephants not out of the Woods Yet" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_8261_300px_1.jpg?1475499826" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would offer them the greatest possible protection from poaching and illegal trade.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/african-elephants-not-out-woods-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants CITES elephants illegal ivory Illegal trade Ivory poaching wildlife trade Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:09:13 +0000 adintino 109255 at http://www.ifaw.org Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/botswana-throws-down-gauntlet-elephants <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">Mon, 10/03/2016</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="Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants" alt="Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Eles_300px.jpg?1475509589" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Botswana has publicly recognized the elephant crisis and has thrown down the gauntlet by breaking with the group of Southern African countries that traditionally promote legalization of ivory, and declaring they can no longer support legal sales of ivory.</p> <p>Speaking at CITES CoP17 in Johannesburg, South Africa today, Botswana&rsquo;s Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Tshekedi Khama said that despite having the world&rsquo;s largest elephant population (estimated at 120,000 animals), his country would not ignore its responsibility to other African range states.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/botswana-throws-down-gauntlet-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants CITES elephants Illegal trade illegal wildlife trade Ivory popaching wildlife trade Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:51:54 +0000 adintino 109263 at http://www.ifaw.org