Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/17 en Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed http://www.ifaw.org/australia/node/102103 <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, 11/24/2014</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="424" title="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" alt="Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/FINAL%20Wanted%20Dead%20or%20Alive%20Exposing%20Online%20Wildlife%20Trade_Page_300px.jpg?1416580389" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale.</p> <p>A shocking report released today by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> (International Fund for Animal Welfare) shows how thousands of endangered species are bought and sold online, many advertised without any form of supporting documentation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/node/102103" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Primates Raptors Rhinos Tigers birds elephants Endangered Species illeagal wildlife trade illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory poachers poaching reptiles rhino horns rhinos Wildlife crime wildlife trade Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:21:09 +0000 adintino 102103 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court finds its scientific whaling illegal http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan-announces-plans-new-antarctic-whale-hunt-months-after-world-court-finds-its-scientific-wh <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, 11/18/2014</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="176" title="Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court finds its scientific whaling illegal" alt="Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court find" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px.jpg?1416320736" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan today announced plans for a new &lsquo;scientific&rsquo; whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ)&nbsp; ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan-announces-plans-new-antarctic-whale-hunt-months-after-world-court-finds-its-scientific-wh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales International Whaling Commission IWC Japanese scientific whaling minke whales scientific whaling whales Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:20:26 +0000 adintino 101981 at http://www.ifaw.org Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’s not enough. http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/protections-polar-bears-increase-conservation-summit-experts-warn-it%E2%80%99s-not-enough <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, 11/07/2014</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="Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’s not enough." alt="Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Polarbears_1-300px.jpg?1415376988" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with world leaders reaching consensus to list the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) to Appendix II, a decision that will be finalized on Sunday. &nbsp;Experts from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a> support this decision but warn that total protection of the polar bear through both Appendix I and II listings is needed in order to ensure the species&rsquo; survival.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/protections-polar-bears-increase-conservation-summit-experts-warn-it%E2%80%99s-not-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Polar Bears CMS polar bears Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:19:38 +0000 adintino 101922 at http://www.ifaw.org World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11 http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/world-leaders-deliver-big-wins-sharks-mantas-and-devil-rays-cms-cop <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, 11/07/2014</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="225" title="World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11" alt="World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Bullshark-300.jpg?1415379138" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a> is thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays will receive increased protections during the 11<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) held in Quito, Ecuador.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/world-leaders-deliver-big-wins-sharks-mantas-and-devil-rays-cms-cop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy CMS Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals devil rays sawfishes sharks Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:25:58 +0000 adintino 101923 at http://www.ifaw.org Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Quito http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/fate-sharks-polar-bears-and-lions-table-conservation-summit-quito <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, 11/03/2014</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="201" title="Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Quito" alt="Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Qui" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/polar_Bear_Cubs_300px_1.jpg?1415049198" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>At the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a> is pushing for stricter wildlife protection measures.</p> <p>During the high-level Ministerial Meeting held today, IFAW President and CEO, Azzedine Downes, addressed an audience that included 20 environment ministers from Asia, Africa and Latin America on &ldquo;Uniting the Rights of Nature and the Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/fate-sharks-polar-bears-and-lions-table-conservation-summit-quito" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Polar Bears CMS Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals hammerheads lions Mantas migratory birds migratory species polar bears Shaarks Mon, 03 Nov 2014 21:20:14 +0000 adintino 101869 at http://www.ifaw.org Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively ending commercial seal hunting in Europe http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/norway-considers-stop-commercial-seal-hunt-subsidies-%E2%80%93-move-would-effectively-ending-commercial <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 considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively ending commercial seal hunting in Europe" alt="Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_5.jpg?1415290473" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage &ldquo;economic priorities.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;This is brilliant news thatcould save tens of thousands of seals a cruel death. This could also represent a 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-considers-stop-commercial-seal-hunt-subsidies-%E2%80%93-move-would-effectively-ending-commercial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals ban on commercial seal products Commercial seal hunt seal hunt seals Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:19:05 +0000 adintino 101905 at http://www.ifaw.org