https://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/16 en Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/overwhelming-response-uk-ivory-surrender-protect-elephants <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">Feb 2 2018</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="Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants " alt="Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants " src="/sites/default/files/IMG_8100_300%20px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade has received overwhelming support from the UK public with almost 500 ivory items weighing around 150kgs donated in just a few months.</p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="https://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) invited people to surrender their own ivory to be destroyed as part of a campaign to close the UK&rsquo;s ivory market and save this iconic species from the threat of extinction.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/overwhelming-response-uk-ivory-surrender-protect-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal ivory illegal ivory trade Ivory ivory ban ivory surrender uk ivory ban UK trade ban Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:54:00 +0000 adintino 113182 at https://www.ifaw.org China closes ivory trade https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china-closes-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/conservation/grace-ge-gabriel">Grace Ge Gabriel</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">Jan 3 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>To stop the slaughter of elephants, we have to break every link on the trade chain&mdash;from poaching to trafficking to demand. At the close of the year on 31 December 2017, China&rsquo;s legal domestic ivory trade officially and historically came to a close. 100 percent of the country&rsquo;s licensed ivory carving factories and retailers have been shut &nbsp;down in accordance with a&nbsp;<a href="/node/105353" target="_blank">landmark 2015 announcement</a>&nbsp;from Chinese President Xi Jinping and then US President Barack Obama.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china-closes-ivory-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants Asia ban China elephant Ivory ivory ban ivory trade poachers poaching Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:58:57 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 113089 at https://www.ifaw.org IFAW's tenBoma project profiled in The Christian Science Monitor https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaws-tenboma-project-profiled-christian-science-monitor <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/staff/kerry-branon">Kerry Branon</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">Oct 24 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/wordpress/image/christian_science_monitor.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" /></p> <p><em>This article, written by Story Hinckley, originally appeared in The Christian Science Monitor on October 23, 2017. --KB</em></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaws-tenboma-project-profiled-christian-science-monitor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants Elephants Azzedine Downes christian science monitor counter poaching Faye Cuevas IFAW isis tenBoma Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:42:00 +0000 Kerry Branon 112793 at https://www.ifaw.org Migratory species: their future is our future https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/migratory-species-their-future-our-future <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">Oct 17 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>The article below was authored by&nbsp;Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and CEO, for distribution in the upcoming Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Cop12 publication, shared here with permission.</em></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/migratory-species-their-future-our-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Elephants Elephants Whales CMS Convention on Migratory Species elephants IFAW migration migratory animals sharks whales Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:31:12 +0000 Azzedine Downes 112757 at https://www.ifaw.org Elephant calf rescued from tea garden drain in India https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/elephant-calf-rescued-tea-garden-drain-india <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/node/64646">Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary</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">Oct 10 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Wildlife Week, celebrated the first week of October in India, marked the milestone of 5,000 animals handled by the IFAW-WTI Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC). Our jointly run facility in Assam most recently welcomed a three month old elephant calf into its fold.<img alt="Rescued from a tea garden drain, a three-month-old elephant calf admitted to CWRC" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/wordpress/image/rescued_elephant_5.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 559px;" /></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/elephant-calf-rescued-tea-garden-drain-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Elephants Assam Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation CWRC elephant rescue India Kaziranga Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:24:38 +0000 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary 112719 at https://www.ifaw.org UK moves forward on a total ivory ban! https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/uk-moves-forward-total-ivory-ban <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/conservation/david-cowdrey">David Cowdrey</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">Oct 6 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="UK set to introduce a total ivory ban thanks to campaigns from IFAW and others" class="caption" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/wordpress/image/Ivory-consultation.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="At last, it looks like a UK ivory ban could become a reality" /></p> <p>Hearing today that the UK government is <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-plans-for-ivory-ban"><strong>launching a consultation to ban ivory</strong></a>&nbsp;is brilliant news.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/uk-moves-forward-total-ivory-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Elephants Elephants elephants Ivory ivory ban poaching UK Mon, 09 Oct 2017 05:33:33 +0000 David Cowdrey 112713 at https://www.ifaw.org