Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/17 en First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/first-ever-training-prevent-illegal-wildlife-trade-morocco <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">Apr 25 2017</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="First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco" alt="First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/BarbaryMacaqueWithBaby-300px.jpg?1493146212" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24<sup>th</sup> to 28<sup>th</sup> by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in Tangiers, Kingdom of Morocco.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/first-ever-training-prevent-illegal-wildlife-trade-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Primates barbary macaques Exotic pet trade illegal wildlife trafficking primatesCITES Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:51:56 +0000 adintino 111173 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/us-endangered-species-act-protection-sought-giraffes <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">Apr 19 2017</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="182" title="U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes" alt="U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-Giraffe-300px.jpg?1492607271" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><em>Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction</em></strong></p> <p>In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes&rsquo; vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Earth&rsquo;s tallest land animal under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/us-endangered-species-act-protection-sought-giraffes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Endangered Species Act ESA Giraffes IUCN Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:14:05 +0000 adintino 111111 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling further criticised by expert panel http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-further-criticised-expert-panel <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">Apr 3 2017</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="Experts agree Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is not justified" alt="Experts agree Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is not justified" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_6.jpg?1491233868" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan&rsquo;s so-called &lsquo;scientific&rsquo; whaling program has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for scientific research.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-further-criticised-expert-panel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Whales International Whaling Commission IWC Japanese scientific whaling minke whales North Pacific Whaling scientific research scientific whaling whales Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:38:09 +0000 adintino 110937 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-china-shuts-down-one-third-ivory-factories-and-shops <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">Mar 29 2017</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="198" title="IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops" alt="IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory1-300px_5.jpg?1490817476" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>By week&rsquo;s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> offered the following statement in response:</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-china-shuts-down-one-third-ivory-factories-and-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants commercial ivory market elephants illegal ivory Ivory Ivory factories Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:02:41 +0000 adintino 110903 at http://www.ifaw.org DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and Nursing Pups http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/dfo-opens-commercial-seal-hunt-early-removes-limited-protection-mothers-and-nursing-pups <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">Mar 28 2017</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="199" title="DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and Nursing Pups" alt="DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_8.jpg?1490704188" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annual hunt off the coast of Newfoundland is closed until mid-April to allow mothers to give birth to their pups and nurse without disruption. This annual closure is one of the few protections in place for these ice dependent species.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/dfo-opens-commercial-seal-hunt-early-removes-limited-protection-mothers-and-nursing-pups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt Commercial seal hunt DFO harp seals Seal pups seals Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:37:50 +0000 adintino 110866 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-strongly-opposed-sealers%E2%80%99-demands-early-start-seal-slaughter <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">Mar 24 2017</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="197" title="IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter" alt="IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Seal-hunt-25th027_beater_300px_1.jpg?1490377740" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in place for harp seals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-strongly-opposed-sealers%E2%80%99-demands-early-start-seal-slaughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Political advocacy Seals Canada commercial seal hunt DFO harp seal seal seal hunt commercial seal hunt Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:51:44 +0000 adintino 110844 at http://www.ifaw.org