http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/28 en What the elephants know: the burden of sentience http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/what-elephants-know-burden-sentience <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/elephants/vicki-fishlock">Vicki Fishlock</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, 07/24/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Mighty bulls like Craig draw awe, but what’s going on inside those impressive heads?" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/30_Craig.v2_Web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 546px;" title="Mighty bulls like Craig draw awe, but what’s going on inside those impressive heads?" />Most people who have met wild elephants speak of them with a sense of awe.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/what-elephants-know-burden-sentience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants Africa elephants feelings relationships sentience Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:58:59 +0000 Vicki Fishlock 100909 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-upholds-decision-suspend-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-trop <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, 07/23/2014</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. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe" alt="U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IMG_7498_300_6.jpg?1406298733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/us-fish-and-wildlife-service-upholds-decision-suspend-import-sport-hunted-african-elephant-trop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Elephants elephant trophies elephants Ivory sports hunting trophy hunting Zimbabwe Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:35:38 +0000 adintino 100915 at http://www.ifaw.org Spotlight Germany: Watch “Smile“, a new anti elephant ivory trade tv spot http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/spotlight-germany-watch-%E2%80%9Csmile%E2%80%9C-new-anti-elephant-ivory-trade-tv-spot <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/cats-and-dogs/d%C3%B6rte-von-der-reith">Dörte von der Reith</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, 07/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/m60W_TMqIcU?list=UUet2Tbzuw-NX5ihYdVH1ijw" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Elephants don&rsquo;t have much to laugh about these days. </strong></p> <p><strong>And it&rsquo;s our fault as humans.</strong></p> <p>During the last couple of years the scope of poaching has risen to immense figures.</p> <p><strong>Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory. </strong></p> <p>In a couple of African countries elephants are seriously endangered.&nbsp;</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/m60W_TMqIcU&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/m60W_TMqIcU&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> 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href="/australia/about-us/staff/jc-bouvier">J.C. Bouvier</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">Fri, 07/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare program and project landscape have been particularly busy over the last few weeks. Below are only five highlights from their rather amazing collective efforts.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/5-animal-welfare-posts-you-may-have-miss-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Whales Elephants Education Dogs & Cats Elephants Whales artists baby elephant BBC Radio Berlin birth Botswana Cozumel elephant family Germany Humane Society iceland India Little Dudes Manas National Park Marc Riley Mexico Moremi Game Reserve Vets whale whale watching Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:50:00 +0000 J.C. Bouvier 100884 at http://www.ifaw.org CITES takes countries to task for illegal elephant ivory trade http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/cites-takes-countries-task-illegal-elephant-ivory-trade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/political-advocacy/paul-todd">Paul Todd</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, 07/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES Standing Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland last week." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CITES_ele_Amboseli_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 408px;" title="Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES Standing Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland last week." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/cites-takes-countries-task-illegal-elephant-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Rhinos CITES Geneva ivory trade Kenya Standing Committee Switzerland Tanzania thailand Uganda UNEP Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:43:29 +0000 Paul Todd 100859 at http://www.ifaw.org SLIDESHOW: Remarkable, elusive birth of a baby elephant calf caught in pictures http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/slideshow-remarkable-elusive-birth-baby-elephant-calf-caught-pictures <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/elephants/daryl-balfour">Daryl Balfour</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, 07/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Daryl Balfour is a former newspaper journalist turned wildlife author and photographer. In the early 1990 he and his wife Sharna spent four years tracking elephants across Africa for their book African Elephants &ndash; A Celebration of Majesty. One image eluded them &ndash; the birth of an elephant calf.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/slideshow-remarkable-elusive-birth-baby-elephant-calf-caught-pictures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants birth Botswana daryl balfour elephant elephant baby elephant calf Moremi Game Reserve southern Africa. wildlife photography Slideshow Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:43:23 +0000 Daryl Balfour 100809 at http://www.ifaw.org