Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/21 en Asian Elephant Alliance launched to reverse crisis facing elephants in India http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/asian-elephant-alliance-launched-reverse-crisis-facing-elephants-india <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, 07/01/2015</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="His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Azzedine Downes, with UK Director Philip Mansbridge to the left" alt="His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Asian-Elephants-Alliance_300px.jpg?1435751188" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world&rsquo;s remaining Asian elephants &ndash; thought to number only 35,000 &ndash; 45,000.</p> <p>Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the population of wild Asian elephants, a distinct species from their African cousins. Survival for these few remaining elephants requires urgent action.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/asian-elephant-alliance-launched-reverse-crisis-facing-elephants-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants. asian elephants illegal wildlife trade Ivory poaching wildlife trade Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:49:42 +0000 adintino 104564 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/us-government-destroys-more-ton-ivory-times-square <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, 06/19/2015</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="U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square" alt="U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Azzedine_NYC_Ivory_Crush_300px.jpg?1434727884" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade</em></p> <p>The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of New York.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/us-government-destroys-more-ton-ivory-times-square" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants confiscated elephant ivory elephant illeagal ivory trade Ivory ivory trade NYC Ivory Crush US Ivory Crush Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:40:45 +0000 adintino 104423 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/us-destroy-one-ton-ivory-times-square-week <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">Mon, 06/15/2015</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="U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week" alt="U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IG_2015-06-15_TimesSquare-Crush_300px.jpg?1434402201" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/times-square-ivory-crush-dramatic-show-commitment-protect-elephan-0">The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City</a> on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW</a>). The event, which is intended to raise awareness about the global elephant poaching and wildlife trafficking crisis, will begin at 10:30 am ET on Broadway between 46 and 47.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/us-destroy-one-ton-ivory-times-square-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant ilegal ivory Ivory ivory crush Ivory poaching New York City poaching Times Square wildlife trafficking Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:04:56 +0000 adintino 104290 at http://www.ifaw.org SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/sa-govt-faces-legal-challenge-open-domestic-rhino-horn-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, 06/12/2015</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="SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade" alt="SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/rhino_SA_300_3.jpg?1434114934" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade.</p> <p>The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Africa&rsquo;s biggest rhino breeders. It will run between 15-19 June.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/sa-govt-faces-legal-challenge-open-domestic-rhino-horn-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Rhinos rhino rhino horn rhino poaching rhino trade wildlife trade Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:18:22 +0000 adintino 104246 at http://www.ifaw.org Kenya Ivory Arrests: IFAW lauds Inter-agency Collaboration to Arrest Suspects http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/kenya-ivory-arrests-ifaw-lauds-inter-agency-collaboration-arrest-suspects <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">Mon, 06/08/2015</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="198" title="Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizures of nearly seven tonnes of elephant ivory in Singapore and Thailand since the end of April, has been applauded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW. A multi-agency task force arrested the suspects – a wealthy business man and his two sons – in an upmarket area of Mombasa last week. The trio appeared in court on Friday, and according to newspaper reports, brings to 14 the number of individuals arre" alt="Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizu" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/ivory1-300px.jpg?1433770759" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Kenya&rsquo;s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizures of nearly seven tonnes of elephant ivory in Singapore and Thailand since the end of April, has been applauded by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW</a>.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/kenya-ivory-arrests-ifaw-lauds-inter-agency-collaboration-arrest-suspects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants. Ivory wildlife trade Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:41:30 +0000 adintino 104199 at http://www.ifaw.org China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china-crushes-more-ivory-beijing <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, 05/29/2015</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="225" title="China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing" alt="China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/China_ivory-crush-300px.jpg?1432892957" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This morning, China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) jointly crushed 662 kg confiscated ivory of all concluded cases since 2014 at Beijing Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china-crushes-more-ivory-beijing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephants illegal ivory Illegal trade illegal trade in Ivory Ivory ivory crush Ivory poaching Thu, 28 May 2015 20:55:29 +0000 adintino 104109 at http://www.ifaw.org