http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/publications/rss.xml/125/17 en 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 Think globally, act locally: Summit pledges ‘social contract’ among conservancies, NGOs to protect elephants http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/think-globally-act-locally-summit-pledges-%E2%80%98social-contract%E2%80%99-among-conservancies-ngos-protect-el <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/wildlife-trade/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 04/26/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157667623868085" title="Kenya"><img alt="Kenya" height="343" src="https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1526/26634625446_163bd9f5bf_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/think-globally-act-locally-summit-pledges-%E2%80%98social-contract%E2%80%99-among-conservancies-ngos-protect-el" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants burn elephant Giants Club Summit historic Ivory Kenya tonne tusk Slideshow Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:52:00 +0000 Azzedine Downes 107343 at http://www.ifaw.org Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-iceland <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, 04/26/2016</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="176" title="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" alt="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_4.jpg?1461604976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move.</p> <p>So far, Iceland&rsquo;s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year&rsquo;s quota allowed whalers to harpoon up to 239 minke whales, but in reality 29 were taken. The same quota was issued for the previous year with only around 10% of the catch limit, 24 minkes, killed.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commercial whaling minke whale watching Whaling Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:32:29 +0000 adintino 107325 at http://www.ifaw.org Donna Gadomski http://www.ifaw.org/australia/about-us/elephants/donna-gadomski <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Director of Celebrity Engagement, IFAW </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Donna is Director of Celebrity Engagement at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, based at IFAW&rsquo;s global headquarters.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-staff-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_staff_image" width="220" height="285" title="Donna Gadomski" alt="Donna Gadomski" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Headshot_23.jpg?1460641328" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Authored On:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 04/14/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/about-us/elephants/donna-gadomski" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Political advocacy Staff Elephants Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:42:44 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 107262 at http://www.ifaw.org VICTORY: Federal agencies announce long-awaited protections for captive big cats http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/victory-federal-agencies-announce-long-awaited-protections-captive-big-cats <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/wildlife-trade/carson-barylak">Carson Barylak</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 04/05/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Two recent US federal agency decisions will help both big cats and the public." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_05_16_cubhandling.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Two recent US federal agency decisions will help both big cats and the public." />Two recent US federal agency decisions bring promise for improving the welfare of big cats in the US and restricting the trade in these imperiled species.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/victory-federal-agencies-announce-long-awaited-protections-captive-big-cats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Political advocacy Big Cats Tigers cubs cute handling lions the US Department of Agriculture This week tigers US Fish and Wildlife Service Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:54:09 +0000 Carson Barylak 107167 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defiance of international law http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-fleet-returns-port-after-resuming-antarctic-whaling-defiance-international-law <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, 03/24/2016</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="176" title="Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defiance of international law" alt="Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_3.jpg?1458826113" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan&rsquo;s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean.</p> <p>According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the fleet arrived back in Shimonoseki, western Japan, earlier today. It had set out with plans to harpoon 333 minke whales. While there has so far been no official statement on the number of whales killed during this season&rsquo;s hunt, Japanese government sources suggest the full quota was taken.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-fleet-returns-port-after-resuming-antarctic-whaling-defiance-international-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC Japan's whaling minke whales scientific whaling whales Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:29:02 +0000 adintino 107081 at http://www.ifaw.org