Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/21 en Czech Republic and Slovakia reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/czech-and-slovak-republic-reunite-lead-global-rhino-horn-burning-ceremony <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, 09/18/2014</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="200" title="Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony " alt="Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Zoo_Dvur_Rhino_Horn_Burn_300px.jpg?1411044859" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On Sunday, September 21<sup>st</sup>, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos.</p> <p>At 11am at Dvůr Kr&aacute;lov&eacute; Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo in Slovakia, Ministers for Environment for both countries will set alight seized illegal and stockpiled rhino horns in a gesture symbolising the world has reached the 11<sup>th</sup> hour to save rhinos.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/czech-and-slovak-republic-reunite-lead-global-rhino-horn-burning-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos combatting wildlife trafficking Endangered Species illegal rhino horn rhino rhino horn burning rhino horns Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:07:10 +0000 adintino 101434 at http://www.ifaw.org Important Day for Sharks as New Protection Measures go into Action http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/important-day-sharks-new-protection-measures-go-action <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">Sun, 09/14/2014</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="Important Day for Sharks as New Protection Measures go into Action" alt="Important Day for Sharks as New Protection Measures go into Action" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/SHK0011E_300px_0.jpg?1410786737" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Conservationists have called for 14<sup>th</sup> September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today.</p> <p>It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin trade that supports the luxury soup trade in the Far East, while others like the porbeagle shark have been hunted to the point of being &ldquo;critically endangered in the North East Atlantic&rdquo; for consumption on European dinner tables.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/important-day-sharks-new-protection-measures-go-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade CITES shark conservation Shark fin shark fin trade Shark finning sharks World Shark Day Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:12:30 +0000 adintino 101394 at http://www.ifaw.org Protecting elephants to benefit people http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/protecting-elephants-benefit-people <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, 09/03/2014</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="200" title="Protecting elephants to benefit people" alt="Protecting elephants to benefit people" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Ivory_Coast_elephant_300px_0.jpg?1409757017" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya&rsquo;s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatible tourism and enterprise projects and for investors through tourism development.</p> <p>The plan was announced at Amboseli National Park today by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare&ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) in partnership with the Executive Committee of the Kitenden Corridor Conservation Area.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/protecting-elephants-benefit-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Amboseli Amboseli National Park elephants Kitenden Conservancy Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch OOGR Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:16:07 +0000 adintino 101303 at http://www.ifaw.org New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/new-article-examines-us-contribution-elephant-poaching-crisis-africa <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, 08/28/2014</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="200" title="New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa " alt="New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_family_300px_0.jpg?1409252073" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The earth&rsquo;s largest land mammal is in crisis &ndash; on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association&rsquo;s <em>Natural Resources &amp; Environment</em> journal explores the international crisis through the lens of the thriving illegal ivory market in the United States &ndash; a significant contributor to the rapid decline of elephant populations in Africa.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/new-article-examines-us-contribution-elephant-poaching-crisis-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:59:05 +0000 adintino 101233 at http://www.ifaw.org World Elephant Day 2014 – Time for Celebration and Concern http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/world-elephant-day <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, 08/12/2014</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="140" height="105" title="Elephants in Amboseli" alt="Elephants in Amboseli" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Amboseli%20NP_140px_6.jpg?1407861606" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory &ldquo;and those are the ones that are being reported,&rdquo; says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).</p> <p>&ldquo;Every seizure of ivory represents the slaughter of elephants wherever they live, but mostly in Africa, in countries where poverty and political insecurity make it possible for poachers and trafficking cartels to operate unhindered,&rdquo; says Jason Bell, Director of the IFAW Elephant Programme.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/world-elephant-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:42:31 +0000 smoos 101094 at http://www.ifaw.org New report links auction industry to the elephant poaching crisis http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/new-report-links-auction-industry-elephant-poaching-crisis <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, 08/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW <a href="http://www.ifaw.org" title="www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) today &ndash; World Elephant Day &ndash; published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in the industry claim not to be part of the problem driving the elephant poaching crisis, investigators found almost no data that would support this assertion.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/new-report-links-auction-industry-elephant-poaching-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants auction Ivory Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:16:13 +0000 slajoie 101095 at http://www.ifaw.org