Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/17 en Norway stops subsidising commercial seal hunt effectively ending commercial seal hunting in Europe http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/norway-stops-subsidising-commercial-seal-hunt-effectively-ending-commercial-seal-hunting-europe <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, 10/28/2014</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="199" title="Norway stops subsidising commercial seal hunt effectively ending commercial seal hunting in Europe" alt="Norway stops subsidising commercial seal hunt effectively ending commercial seal" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_4.jpg?1414505413" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Norwegian government has announced it will no longer waste money propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage &ldquo;economic priorities.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;This is brilliant news and it will save tens of thousands of seals a cruel death. This is also tremendous success for the EU ban on commercial seal products. By closing our markets to cruelty Europeans can be proud of ending cruelty elsewhere,&rdquo; said Sonja Van Tichelen, IFAW EU Regional Director.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/norway-stops-subsidising-commercial-seal-hunt-effectively-ending-commercial-seal-hunting-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Commercial seal hunt EU ban on seal products Norway seal hunt seals Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:13:16 +0000 adintino 101807 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/us-government-lists-african-lions-threatened-under-endangered-species-act <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, 10/27/2014</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="205" title="U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act" alt="U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/lions_300px_3.jpg?1414437005" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In response to the petition submitted by <a href="http://www.bornfreeusa.org/">Born Free USA</a>, <a href="http://www.hsi.org/">Humane Society International</a> (HSI), The Humane Society of the United States, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), and other animal protection groups, today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed listing African lions as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/us-government-lists-african-lions-threatened-under-endangered-species-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Big Cats African lions Born Free USA Endangered Species Act HSI Humane Society International lions sports hunting trophy hunting US Fish and Wildlife Services USFWS Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:10:17 +0000 adintino 101796 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-partner-interpol-hunt-suspected-kenyan-ivory-smuggler <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, 10/17/2014</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="IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler" alt="IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/INTERPOL%20-%20IFAW_300px_0.jpg?1413564103" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Interpol, the world&rsquo;s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert &ndash; similar to an international arrest warrant - for suspected Kenyan ivory trafficker Feizal Ali Mohamed. He is accused of being the mastermind behind the slaughter of tens of thousands of elephants in Kenya.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-partner-interpol-hunt-suspected-kenyan-ivory-smuggler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Interpol Ivory Ivory poaching ivory smuggling Wildlife crime Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:44:17 +0000 adintino 101740 at http://www.ifaw.org Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/pro-whaling-countries-yet-again-harpoon-plans-south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary <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, 09/18/2014</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="198" title="Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary" alt="Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300_5.jpg?1411043284" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>At the final day of the 65<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations.</p> <p>The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa and new sponsor Gabon, aimed to provide a comprehensive approach to conservation of cetaceans, involving the management of all threats to whales in the region, not just the threat of whaling, which does not take place in these waters.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/pro-whaling-countries-yet-again-harpoon-plans-south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC scientific whaling South Atlantic whale Sanctuary whale watching whales Whaling Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:28:48 +0000 adintino 101431 at http://www.ifaw.org Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/victory-whales-forum-votes-protect-world-court-ruling-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-anta <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, 09/18/2014</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="Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic" alt="Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Baleen-whale_300px.jpg?1411044247" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan&rsquo;s &lsquo;scientific whaling&rsquo; in Antarctica was illegal and no further permits should be issued.</p> <p>Days of wrangling between pro and anti-whaling nations meant the resolution by New Zealand, which could have been passed by consensus, was pushed to a vote which went through 35-20 with five abstentions and one absence.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/victory-whales-forum-votes-protect-world-court-ruling-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-anta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales ICJ International Court of Justice International Whaling Commission IWC Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling whales Whaling Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:44:24 +0000 adintino 101433 at http://www.ifaw.org Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at international whales forum http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/key-conservation-measure-increase-protection-whales-passed-vote-international-whales-forum <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, 09/16/2014</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="199" title="Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at international whales forum" alt="Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Southern%20_Right_Whale_300_2.jpg?1410873340" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65<sup>th</sup> International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia.</p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) has strongly backed the resolution from the start and welcomed the result as a positive step for whales. The resolution aims to provide greater coherent global action for the world&rsquo;s 80+ marine cetacean species.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/key-conservation-measure-increase-protection-whales-passed-vote-international-whales-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales International Whaling Commission IWC whales Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:23:45 +0000 adintino 101411 at http://www.ifaw.org