Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/21 en 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 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 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-upholds-decision-suspend-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-trop <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, 07/23/2014</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="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe" alt="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_6.jpg?1406298733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-upholds-decision-suspend-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-trop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant trophies elephants Ivory sports hunting trophy hunting Zimbabwe Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:35:38 +0000 adintino 100915 at http://www.ifaw.org Illegal wildlife trade debated at highest levels http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/illegal-wildlife-trade-debated-highest-levels <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, 06/27/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi.</p> <p>As one of two NGO&rsquo;s called upon to make a presentation at the session, IFAW stressed the need to take advantage of the historic meeting to unite governments represented at UNEA in calling for and taking clear, far-reaching commitments to eradicate the unsustainable vice.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/illegal-wildlife-trade-debated-highest-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers wildlife trade Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:36:51 +0000 adintino 100674 at http://www.ifaw.org 300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/300-elephant-tusks-seized-mombasa <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, 06/06/2014</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="300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa" alt="300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_5.jpg?1402058172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One suspect was arrested and was expected to be arraigned in court this morning while another escaped and is being sought by police. It is alleged that the arrested suspect tried to bribe police officers.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/300-elephant-tusks-seized-mombasa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants combatting wildlife trafficking elephants tusks Elephants. Ivory illegal ivory illegal wildlife trafficking ivory tusks Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:44:32 +0000 adintino 100487 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