Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/21 en Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/progress-and-broken-promises-illegal-wildlife-trade-meeting <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, 03/25/2015</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="201" title="Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting" alt="Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephants_300px_0.jpg?1427312951" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed themselves to a global effort to end the scourge.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/progress-and-broken-promises-illegal-wildlife-trade-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers elephants illegal ivory illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos tigers wildlife trafficking Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:50:29 +0000 adintino 103390 at http://www.ifaw.org African Elephant Summit – Where to Next? http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/african-elephant-summit-%E2%80%93-where-next <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, 03/24/2015</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="201" title="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/tusks-of-ele-speared-by-Maasai_300px.jpg?1427209428" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>With the spotlight now on tomorrow&rsquo;s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday&rsquo;s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to address the elephant crisis, there appeared to be glaring differences in the commitment by others to halt the killing of elephants and illegal ivory trade.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/african-elephant-summit-%E2%80%93-where-next" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Elephants Rhinos Tigers CITES elephants endangered wildlife illegal ivory illegal ivory trade illegal trade and trafficking illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching rhinos tigers Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:09:48 +0000 adintino 103364 at http://www.ifaw.org World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/world-leaders-gather-ponder-wildlife-crises <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, 03/19/2015</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="World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises" alt="World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Baby%20elephants%20AD_300px_3.jpg?1426765644" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade.</p> <p>On Monday, 23<sup>rd</sup> March, the African Elephant Summit will gather governments from around the world to discuss and review progress on measures agreed in December 2013 intended to alleviate the poaching of elephants in the wild, driven by global demand for ivory.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/world-leaders-gather-ponder-wildlife-crises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal wildlife trade Ivory poacing wildlife trafficking Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:47:52 +0000 adintino 103321 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW denounces wildlife crime on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-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, 03/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">www.ifaw.org</a>) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual <a href="http://www.wildlifeday.org/">World Wildlife Day</a> started by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Whales world wildlife day Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:13:29 +0000 slajoie 103096 at http://www.ifaw.org Kenya destroys ivory stock pile http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/kenya-destroys-ivory-stock-pile <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, 03/03/2015</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="Kenya destroys ivory stock pile" alt="Kenya destroys ivory stock pile" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Kenya_ivory_Burn_300px.jpg?1425404889" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Kenya has today shown commitment to anti-poaching and wildlife trafficking initiatives by destroying 15 tonnes of ivory.</p> <p>The ivory stock pile was set alight by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya at the &lsquo;ivory burning&rsquo; site within the Nairobi National Park, the same site where two of his predecessors &ndash; Hon. Mwai Kibaki and Hon. Daniel Moi before him destroyed 5 tonnes in 2011 and 12 tonnes in 1989 respectively. The burning of the 12 tonnes in 1989 captured media attention and helped lead to the international ivory trade ban in 1990.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/kenya-destroys-ivory-stock-pile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants anti poaching elephants illegal wildlife trafficking ivory burning ivory trade Nairobi National Park world wildlife day Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:17:36 +0000 adintino 103105 at http://www.ifaw.org Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/training-africa%E2%80%99s-law-enforcers-targeting-illegal-ivory-trade <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, 02/20/2015</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="Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade" alt="Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/elephant_tusk_300px.jpg?1424454760" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain.</p> <p>The training was funded by <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)</a> and conducted by INTERPOL in cooperation with the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/training-africa%E2%80%99s-law-enforcers-targeting-illegal-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants illeagal wildlife trade illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory trade Malawi Zambia Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:53:24 +0000 adintino 103014 at http://www.ifaw.org