http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/publications/rss.xml/125/21 en Abu Dhabi zoo’s festival raises wildlife awareness http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/abu-dhabi-zoo%E2%80%99s-festival-raises-wildlife-awareness <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 11/28/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157673228895333" title="Zoo Fest"><img alt="Zoo Fest" height="343" src="https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5730/30496033923_3dea02924e_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Held under the theme of &lsquo;Wildlife: Keep it Wild and Alive &ndash; Stop the Illegal Pet Trade!&rdquo; the two-day Al Ain Zoo Conservation Festival was held to increase awareness of and knowledge about wildlife.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/abu-dhabi-zoo%E2%80%99s-festival-raises-wildlife-awareness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Education children crime Dubai illegal pets students teaching trade Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:33:56 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 109858 at http://www.ifaw.org An undercover sting to capture a tiger skin dealer http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/undercover-sting-capture-tiger-skin-dealer <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/conservation/jose-louies">Jose Louies</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">Mon, 11/28/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Three men are arrested for trafficking a tiger skin in India. Their identities are kept hidden as they await trial. PHOTO: © Wildlife Trust of India" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/11_28_16_tigerskin.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Three men are arrested for trafficking a tiger skin in India. Their identities are kept hidden as they await trial. PHOTO: © Wildlife Trust of India" />To guard personal identities, some names have been changed and event sequences suitably modified.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/undercover-sting-capture-tiger-skin-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade Tigers crime criminal hunting illegal poaching skin Tiger wildlife trade Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:11:09 +0000 Jose Louies 109857 at http://www.ifaw.org Responding to US election results: IFAW steadfast in protecting animals http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/responding-us-election-results-ifaw-steadfast-protecting-animals <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">Wed, 11/23/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/political%20change%20blog-01.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" />What&rsquo;s at stake</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/responding-us-election-results-ifaw-steadfast-protecting-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Whales Animal welfare climate change Donald Trump election endangered global warming President Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:39:41 +0000 Azzedine Downes 109827 at http://www.ifaw.org Jose Louies http://www.ifaw.org/australia/about-us/conservation/jose-louies <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"> Head - Enforcement Assistance &amp; Law Division, Wildlife Trust of India </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Jose joined IFAW-WTI in 2007 as website manager but within a year moved to the Enforcement Assistance and Law Division which he currently heads.</p> </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">Tue, 11/22/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/about-us/conservation/jose-louies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Staff Bears Big Cats Elephants Tigers Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:58:34 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 109813 at http://www.ifaw.org Paltry sentence for Vienna ivory trafficker reinforces need for European Action Plan implementation http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/paltry-vienna-ivory-bust-sentence-reinforces-need-european-action-plan <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/eleonora-panella">Eleonora Panella</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">Thu, 11/17/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The alleged smuggler of the 564 kg of ivory is facing a sentence of up to two years in prison, which is clearly not a significant punishment considering the economic and environmental impact of his traffic." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/11_16_16_vienna.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The alleged smuggler of the 564 kg of ivory is facing a sentence of up to two years in prison, which is clearly not a significant punishment considering the economic and environmental impact of his traffic." />Today, numerous media outlets reported the sei</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/paltry-vienna-ivory-bust-sentence-reinforces-need-european-action-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants criminal Ivory tusks Wildlife crime wildlife trade Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:24:02 +0000 Eleonora Panella 109760 at http://www.ifaw.org Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources <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, 11/17/2016</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="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 million and extra resources to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade. " alt="Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/African-Elephan_300px_0.jpg?1479413173" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional &pound;13 million to help tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, doubling the UK&rsquo;s current investment.</p> <p>The announcement followed a keynote speech by the Duke of Cambridge who said species were being killed at a &quot;horrifying&quot; rate. His comments were echoed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Angela Leadsom who committed to delivering real help and support to those governments at the meeting, including the host nation of Vietnam.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/conservation-charities-rejoice-uk-government-pledges-additional-%C2%A313-million-and-extra-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trade poaching rhino Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:03:45 +0000 adintino 109768 at http://www.ifaw.org