Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/21 en Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/thai-officials-seize <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, 04/21/2015</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="225" title="Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory" alt="Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Amboseli%20NP_300px_7.jpg?1429625753" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to <a href="http://www.dpa-international.com/news/international/thai-customs-officials-seize-huge-haul-of-african-ivory-a-44986298.html">media reports out of Bangkok today</a>. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The final destinations for the ivory were believed to include China, Thailand and Vietnam.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/thai-officials-seize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade illegal wildlife trafficking Ivory Ivory poaching Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:16:48 +0000 adintino 103704 at http://www.ifaw.org Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/malawi-cancels-ivory-burn <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, 04/02/2015</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="Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn" alt="Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Malawi_Burn_300px.jpg?1427984166" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Malawi has cancelled today&rsquo;s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/malawi-cancels-ivory-burn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant illegal wildlife trade Ivory ivory burn ivory burning wildlife trade Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:16:39 +0000 adintino 103492 at http://www.ifaw.org Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/progress-and-broken-promises-illegal-wildlife-trade-meeting <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, 03/25/2015</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="300" height="201" title="Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting" alt="Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px_0.jpg?1427312951" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed themselves to a global effort to end the scourge.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/progress-and-broken-promises-illegal-wildlife-trade-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos tigers wildlife trafficking Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:50:29 +0000 adintino 103390 at http://www.ifaw.org African Elephant Summit – Where to Next? http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/african-elephant-summit-%E2%80%93-where-next <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, 03/24/2015</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="201" title="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/tusks-of-ele-speared-by-Maasai_300px.jpg?1427209428" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>With the spotlight now on tomorrow&rsquo;s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday&rsquo;s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to address the elephant crisis, there appeared to be glaring differences in the commitment by others to halt the killing of elephants and illegal ivory trade.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/african-elephant-summit-%E2%80%93-where-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers CITES elephants endangered wildlife illegal ivory illegal ivory trade illegal trade and trafficking illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos tigers Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:09:48 +0000 adintino 103364 at http://www.ifaw.org World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/world-leaders-gather-ponder-wildlife-crises <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, 03/19/2015</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="World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises" alt="World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Baby%20elephants%20AD_300px_3.jpg?1426765644" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade.</p> <p>On Monday, 23<sup>rd</sup> March, the African Elephant Summit will gather governments from around the world to discuss and review progress on measures agreed in December 2013 intended to alleviate the poaching of elephants in the wild, driven by global demand for ivory.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/world-leaders-gather-ponder-wildlife-crises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trade Ivory poacing wildlife trafficking Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:47:52 +0000 adintino 103321 at http://www.ifaw.org Kenya destroys ivory stock pile http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/kenya-destroys-ivory-stock-pile <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, 03/03/2015</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="300" title="Kenya destroys ivory stock pile" alt="Kenya destroys ivory stock pile" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_300px.jpg?1425404889" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Kenya has today shown commitment to anti-poaching and wildlife trafficking initiatives by destroying 15 tonnes of ivory.</p> <p>The ivory stock pile was set alight by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya at the &lsquo;ivory burning&rsquo; site within the Nairobi National Park, the same site where two of his predecessors &ndash; Hon. Mwai Kibaki and Hon. Daniel Moi before him destroyed 5 tonnes in 2011 and 12 tonnes in 1989 respectively. The burning of the 12 tonnes in 1989 captured media attention and helped lead to the international ivory trade ban in 1990.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/kenya-destroys-ivory-stock-pile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants anti poaching elephants illegal wildlife trafficking ivory burning ivory trade Nairobi National Park world wildlife day Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:17:36 +0000 adintino 103105 at http://www.ifaw.org