https://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/21 en Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/strong-uk-ivory-ban-welcomed-vital-step-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">Apr 3 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="Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants" alt="Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants" src="/sites/default/files/UK_Ivory_Surrender_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today&rsquo;s announcement by the Government of a ban on ivory sales has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a positive and vital step for elephants, as it urges the Government to do all it can to ensure the ban is in place as quickly as possible.</p> <p>Elephant populations are at a tipping point with the species facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing at least 20,000 elephants each year.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/strong-uk-ivory-ban-welcomed-vital-step-protect-elephants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants elephants illegal ivory sales Ivory ivory ban ivory trade uk ivory ban Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:37:42 +0000 adintino 113384 at https://www.ifaw.org Over 1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close the ivory trade across the EU https://www.ifaw.org/australia/node/113373 <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 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="350" height="219" title="1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close ivory trade across EU" alt="1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close ivory trade across EU" src="/sites/default/files/hugely%20pregnant%20Eclipse%20%28Custom%29.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today, the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ifaw.org/european-union">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a>&nbsp;and the global campaigning movement&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.avaaz.org/page/en/">Avaaz</a>&nbsp;hand over more than 1.2 million signatures to Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, calling on the European Commission to impose a trade ban of elephant ivory.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/node/113373" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Elephants Elephants America Avaaz biodiversity call for action China citizens criminal networks EC elephants EU European Commission European Union extinction France Hong Kong IFAW Ivory Karmenu Vella million organized crime people poaching supporters UK United Kingdom US USA Vella wild Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:08:05 +0000 adintino 113373 at https://www.ifaw.org Leading tech companies unite to stop online wildlife traffickers https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/leading-tech-companies-unite-stop-online-wildlife-traffickers <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 7 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="200" title="Leading tech companies unite to stop online wildlife traffickers" alt="Leading tech companies unite to stop online wildlife traffickers" src="/sites/default/files/109554%20socmed_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The world&rsquo;s leading e-commerce, technology and social media companies are joining forces with Google and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to render online platforms and apps inoperable for wildlife traffickers to trade in endangered species.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/leading-tech-companies-unite-stop-online-wildlife-traffickers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats cyber crime Wildlife crime wildlife cybercrime wildlife traffickers Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:15:04 +0000 adintino 113323 at https://www.ifaw.org 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 China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Need for More Action to Curtail Demand https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china%E2%80%99s-largest-seizure-pangolin-scales-despite-global-ban-demonstrates-need-more-action-curtai <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">Dec 1 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" alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/Image%203-Pangolin%20released%20to%20KasunguNP-Oct16_0.jpg?1512102756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>(Washington D.C. &ndash; 30 November, 2017)</strong> Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales &ndash; the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date &ndash; from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked successfully to list all eight species under Appendix I of CITES and as co-author of the technical petition to list the pangolins under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/china%E2%80%99s-largest-seizure-pangolin-scales-despite-global-ban-demonstrates-need-more-action-curtai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Fri, 01 Dec 2017 04:35:07 +0000 rthompson@ifaw.org 112973 at https://www.ifaw.org