Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/21 en 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 The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/european-union-adopted-action-plan-against-wildlife-trafficking <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, 06/20/2016</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="The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking " alt="The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px_1.jpg?1466436125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic approach on endangered wildlife trafficking.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/european-union-adopted-action-plan-against-wildlife-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos Tigers illegal wildlife trafficking ivory trade trophy hunting Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:22:58 +0000 adintino 107931 at http://www.ifaw.org New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Industry Worldwide http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/new-ifaw-report-provides-depth-look-scope-and-scale-trophy-hunting-industry-worldwide <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, 06/14/2016</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="383" title="New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Industry Worldwide" alt="New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Ind" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW_TrophyHuntingReport-300px.jpg?1465902619" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center"><em>U.S. is Largest Importer of Hunting Trophies By Far</em></p> <p>Today the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) released <strong><em>Killing For Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade</em>.</strong> The new report provides an in-depth look at the scope and scale of trophy hunting trade and isolates the largest importers of animal trophies worldwide. &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/new-ifaw-report-provides-depth-look-scope-and-scale-trophy-hunting-industry-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Bears Big Cats Elephants Tigers animal trophies elephants ino trophy hunting lions rhino horns tigers Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:19:02 +0000 adintino 107841 at http://www.ifaw.org UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/uwa-conservation-partners-strengthen-law-enforcement-response-wildlife-crime <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, 06/14/2016</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="UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime" alt="UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7187-300.jpg?1466715306" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><em>AWF and IFAW host workshop with wildlife authority to improve judicial processes around combating wildlife crime</em></strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/uwa-conservation-partners-strengthen-law-enforcement-response-wildlife-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers illegal trafficking training workshop Wildlife crime wildlife trafficking Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:02:11 +0000 adintino 107966 at http://www.ifaw.org French minister of environment announces an unprecedented total domestic ban of ivory http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/french-minister-environment-announces-unprecedented-total-domestic-ban-ivory <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, 05/02/2016</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="410" height="273" title="Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales in France." alt="Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IvoryBurnSoldier%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg?1462202049" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, S&eacute;gol&egrave;ne Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales in France. She declared that she would be promoting an enlargement of this measure to other EU countries.</p> <p>An IFAW poll conducted by Ifop in June 2015 revealed that &frac34; of French citizens were favorable to a total ivory ban in France.</p> <p>Mrs. Royal went one step further with this announcement after several key decisions:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/french-minister-environment-announces-unprecedented-total-domestic-ban-ivory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants ban on ivory EU Member states Ségolène Royal white gold Mon, 02 May 2016 15:16:09 +0000 slajoie 107449 at http://www.ifaw.org Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/largest-ivory-burn-ever-kenya <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">Sat, 04/30/2016</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="300" height="169" title="Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya" alt="Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory-piles-james_300px.jpg?1462012939" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn &ndash; the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is a massive quantity of ivory, representing all of Kenya&rsquo;s ivory stockpiles, apart from those retained as criminal exhibits, for posterity, education and scientific research,&rdquo; said James Isiche, Regional Director <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a> East Africa.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/largest-ivory-burn-ever-kenya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos destroy illegal ivory elephants illegal ivory illegal rhino horn ivory burn ivory crush Ivory poaching Kenya rhino rhino horn Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:53:01 +0000 adintino 107441 at http://www.ifaw.org