Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/21 en Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/combating-wildlife-crime-ethiopia <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, 07/11/2016</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="198" title="Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia" alt="Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/20130808AHKG08_300px_4.jpg?1468244396" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers from customs, federal police, airport police and, Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) as CITES management authorities based at Bole International Airport, to combat wildlife crime began today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/combating-wildlife-crime-ethiopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers animal skins illegal wildlife illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory smuggling live animals rhino horn wildlife trafficking Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:41:01 +0000 adintino 108118 at http://www.ifaw.org Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/tanzania-must-act-revoke-green-mile-safari-licence <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, 07/08/2016</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="264" title="Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence" alt="Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/XX201-300_4.jpg?1467989508" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) was appalled to learn that Green Mile Safari&mdash;the same organisation responsible for a hunting video showing shocking animal abuse in 2014&mdash;has been awarded a 2016 hunting permit.</p> <p>&ldquo;IFAW immediately reached out to contacts in Tanzania and understood that the decision was under review by Tanzanian authorities,&rdquo; said Ian Robinson, VP Animal Welfare and Conservation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/tanzania-must-act-revoke-green-mile-safari-licence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Rhinos Tigers Animal welfare ekephants poaching rhinos safari Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:52:24 +0000 adintino 108098 at http://www.ifaw.org Remembering Cecil the Lion http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/remembering-cecil-lion <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, 06/30/2016</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="800" height="800" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CECIL-remember-square-copyright%20Paula%20French.jpg?1467267602" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center"><strong><em>Trophy Hunting Remains Prevalent Problem Worldwide</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Sydney (2 July, 2016)</strong>&nbsp; One year ago, an arrow was fired into Cecil, a beloved lion, commencing a heartbreak that would be felt around the world. Cecil, was lured, wounded by an arrow, then ruthlessly tracked for approximately 40 hours before finally being killed on 1 July by an American trophy hunter in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/remembering-cecil-lion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Bears canned hunting Cecil the lion hunters trophy hunting Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:24:01 +0000 rthompson@ifaw.org 108028 at http://www.ifaw.org Pangolin Seizure in Hong Kong Demonstrates Need for Stronger Protection for World’s Most Trafficked Mammals http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/pangolin-seizure-hong-kong-demonstrates-need-stronger-protection-world%E2%80%99s-most-trafficked-mammal <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, 06/27/2016</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="Pangolin Seizure in Hong Kong Demonstrates Need for Stronger Protection for World’s Most Trafficked Mammals" alt="Pangolin Seizure in Hong Kong Demonstrates Need for Stronger Protection for Worl" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pangolin_300px_3.jpg?1467035381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This week, Hong Kong Customs seized about 4,000 kilograms of pangolin scales from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups working to list all eight species under Appendix I of CITES and as co-author on a technical petition to list the pangolins under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/pangolin-seizure-hong-kong-demonstrates-need-stronger-protection-world%E2%80%99s-most-trafficked-mammal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking pangolin pangolin scales poaching Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:51:48 +0000 adintino 107983 at http://www.ifaw.org China’s Shopping Giant Builds Noah’s Ark for Endangered Animals http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china%E2%80%99s-shopping-giant-builds-noah%E2%80%99s-ark-endangered-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">Mon, 06/27/2016</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="China’s Shopping Giant Builds Noah’s Ark for Endangered Animals" alt="China’s Shopping Giant Builds Noah’s Ark for Endangered Animals" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Disappearing-finless-porpoise-creative-sculpture-exhibition-300px.jpg?1467037400" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A unique effort to draw the attention of Chinese consumer to the plight of endangered species reaches a climax in Nanjing tonight with hundreds of thousands of shoppers having watched the animal picture show at the facade of a large building.</p> <p>The themed picture show is one part of the campaign &ldquo;Save Endangered Animals &ndash; Please Do Not Say Goodbye&rdquo;, which was launched jointly by <a href="/www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) and the Deji Plaza, a landmark building in Nanjing.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china%E2%80%99s-shopping-giant-builds-noah%E2%80%99s-ark-endangered-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Education Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants endangered animals illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory trade poachers Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:29:04 +0000 adintino 107984 at http://www.ifaw.org Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/huge-ivory-bust-south-sudan-%E2%80%93-goods-headed-malaysia <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, 06/24/2016</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="Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia" alt="Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/South-Sudan-ivory-bust-Khamis-Adieng-300.jpg?1466783655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Sudan last week. The ivory tusks and pieces weighed 2,800 pounds and were confiscated at Juba International Airport in South Sudan. IFAW congratulates the South Sudan Wildlife Service, Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/huge-ivory-bust-south-sudan-%E2%80%93-goods-headed-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trafficking tusks Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:54:55 +0000 adintino 107978 at http://www.ifaw.org