Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/17 en IFAW Applauds Actions Taken by U.S. Senators in Introducing the CECIL Animal Trophies Act http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-applauds-actions-taken-us-senators-introducing-cecil-animal-trophies-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">Fri, 07/31/2015</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="392" height="300" title="Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe" alt="Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/cecil610.jpg?1438372409" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-applauds-actions-taken-us-senators-introducing-cecil-animal-trophies-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:35:00 +0000 smoos 104879 at http://www.ifaw.org Government not doing enough to stop resumption of Antarctic whaling says National Whale Day poll http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/government-not-doing-enough-stop-resumption-antarctic-whaling-says-national-whale-day-poll <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, 06/26/2015</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="2349" height="2252" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/nwd_square_IFAW_0.jpg?1435207048" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>(Sydney, 26 June, 2015)&nbsp; On National Whale Day, new polling by IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) reveals only 17 percent of Australians believe the Abbott Government is doing enough to prevent the return of Japanese whaling in the Antarctic.<sup>1</sup></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/government-not-doing-enough-stop-resumption-antarctic-whaling-says-national-whale-day-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales AntI-whaling commercial whaling Japanese whaling National Whale Day Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:44:49 +0000 rthompson@ifaw.org 104519 at http://www.ifaw.org 17,000 Australians urge reconsideration of highway upgrade route to save koalas http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/17000-australians-urge-reconsideration-highway-upgrade-route-save-koalas <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, 06/25/2015</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="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Ballina%20petition%20handover_0.JPG?1435206742" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>(Sydney, 25 June, 2015) A petition signed by over 17,000 concerned citizens was presented to the NSW Parliament today, urging the State government to find an alternative koala-friendly route for the Pacific Highway upgrade from Broadwater to Ballina.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/17000-australians-urge-reconsideration-highway-upgrade-route-save-koalas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Political advocacy koalas; koala; extinction; Ballina; Friends of the Koala: Ballina Environment Society Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:35:33 +0000 rthompson@ifaw.org 104518 at http://www.ifaw.org International scientists and the Australian public say NO to Japan’s new whaling plans http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/international-scientists-and-australian-public-say-no-japan%E2%80%99s-new-whaling-plans <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, 06/19/2015</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="International scientists and the Australian public say NO to Japan’s new whaling plans" alt="International scientists and the Australian public say NO to Japan’s new whaling" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300_6.jpg?1434720112" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>In the latest blow to Japan&rsquo;s hopes to start whaling again, scientists from the majority of countries represented on the International Whaling Commission&rsquo;s (IWC) Scientific Committee have stated Japan does not need to kill whales for &lsquo;scientific research&rsquo;.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/international-scientists-and-australian-public-say-no-japan%E2%80%99s-new-whaling-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commercial whaling International Whaling Commission IWC scientific whaling whales Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:23:10 +0000 adintino 104420 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0 <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, 05/19/2015</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="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan" alt="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__0.jpg?1432042968" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country.</p> <p>Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangered whale species, the shipment, believed to be the entire stock from last summer&rsquo;s fin whaling season, has been loaded onto a cargo vessel believed to be bound for Japan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Fin Whales Icelandic whaling whale meat whale watching whales Tue, 19 May 2015 13:43:01 +0000 adintino 104027 at http://www.ifaw.org Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-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">Tue, 03/31/2015</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="140" height="140" title="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" alt="archive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burn" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_140px_0.jpg?1427808417" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Malawi&rsquo;s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the right to the sell their stockpiles.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/malawi-first-sadc-torch-ivory-stockpiles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Political advocacy Elephants elephants illeagal ivory trade Ivory ivory burning Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:29:34 +0000 adintino 103459 at http://www.ifaw.org