Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/19 en The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/largest-release-endangered-amur-tigers-ever-makes-history-russia <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, 05/22/2014</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="169" title="The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia" alt="The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/WP_20140520_10_30_25_300px.jpg?1400779903" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW &ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>), Special Inspection Tiger, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/largest-release-endangered-amur-tigers-ever-makes-history-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Tigers Amur tigers Phoenix Fund tiger rehabilitation center tigers Thu, 22 May 2014 13:48:17 +0000 adintino 100345 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 Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – Elephant Ivory, Tiger Bone …. http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/prominent-chinese-citizen-calls-end-fat-cats%E2%80%99-fancy-exotic-gifts-%E2%80%93-elephant-ivory-tiger-bone-%E2%80%A6 <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, 03/10/2014</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="Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – Elephant Ivory, Tiger Bone …." alt="Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – El" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Mr%20Yuan%20Xikun%20300px.jpg?1394457800" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The fondness of China&rsquo;s bureaucrats for giving and receiving exotic gifts made from animal products will soon be cut short if some of the country&rsquo;s most eminent figures have their way.</p> <p>Numerous proposals urging for the government to take immediate and strict measures to curtail the consumption and demand for endangered wildlife are tabled at the annual conferences of China&rsquo;s legislative bodies - the National People&rsquo;s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People&rsquo;s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/prominent-chinese-citizen-calls-end-fat-cats%E2%80%99-fancy-exotic-gifts-%E2%80%93-elephant-ivory-tiger-bone-%E2%80%A6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephant ivory illegal Ivory rhino horn tiger bone wildlife trade Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:23:40 +0000 adintino 99537 at http://www.ifaw.org High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/high-value-wildlife-sales-fueling-state-corruption-terrorism-and-wars-globally <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, 02/25/2014</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="High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally" alt="High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/rhino_SA_300_0.jpg?1393348295" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new study published in the journal <span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.01.031"><em><font color="#0000ff">Biological Conservation</font></em></a>&nbsp;</span>describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products as one of the most profitable and attractive of all the illicit trades, possibly surpassed only by the trafficking of arms and drugs.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/high-value-wildlife-sales-fueling-state-corruption-terrorism-and-wars-globally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers criminal elephants poachers poaching rhinos tigers wildlife trade Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:23:53 +0000 slajoie 99418 at http://www.ifaw.org International summit on illegal wildlife trade makes positive pledges to protect animals http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/international-summit-illegal-wildlife-trade-makes-positive-pledges-protect-animals <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, 02/13/2014</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="International summit on illegal wildlife trade makes positive pledges to protect animals" alt="International summit on illegal wildlife trade makes positive pledges to protect" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Baby%20elephants%20AD_300px_2.jpg?1392320672" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Positive measures to protect wildlife from illegal trade were pledged at today&rsquo;s London Summit on the issue.</p> <p>Decision-makers from around 50 countries met in the Capital to discuss the plight of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other species threatened by the bloody poaching crisis at the meeting hosted by the UK Government, HRH Prince Charles and the Duke of Cambridge.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/international-summit-illegal-wildlife-trade-makes-positive-pledges-protect-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephant Illegal wildlife products illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhino rhino horn Tiger tiger products Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:44:45 +0000 adintino 99293 at http://www.ifaw.org Strong protection measures for wildlife sought as international summit on illegal trade begins in London http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/strong-protection-measures-wildlife-sought-international-summit-illegal-trade-begins-london <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, 02/12/2014</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="Strong protection measures for wildlife sought as international summit on illegal trade begins in London" alt="Strong protection measures for wildlife sought as international summit on illega" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_2.jpg?1392217446" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As decision-makers from around 50 countries meet in London tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss illegal wildlife trade, strong measures are being sought to protect elephants, rhinos, tigers and other threatened species from the bloody poaching crisis.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/strong-protection-measures-wildlife-sought-international-summit-illegal-trade-begins-london" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers destruction of illegal ivory elephants Illegal trade illegal wildlife trade Ivory paching rhino horn rhinos tiger products tigers Wildlife crime Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:04:30 +0000 adintino 99263 at http://www.ifaw.org