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Hope for dolphins with new strategy to cut deaths

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 3:01 pm | Humane Society International

Marine conservationists hope a revised Commonwealth Government fisheries agency strategy released today will result in fewer dolphins being killed in one of its largest fisheries. More >>

Sei whale compliance issue at CITES Standing Committee

Sunday, 18 August 2019, 10:43 am | Humane Society International

Since 2002, Japan has killed more than 1,500 sei whales—the third largest species on the planet and an endangered species—on the high seas of the North Pacific. Their meat and blubber, amounting to more than 18,000 metric tons, is sold on Japan's ... More >>

The survival of endangered sharks hangs in the balance

Friday, 2 August 2019, 6:49 pm | Humane Society International

The survival of endangered sharks hangs in the balance at CITES wildlife conference The survival of 18 species of sharks and rays threatened by international trade will be up for discussion in Genèva, Switzerland this month as 183 countries gather for ... More >>

Global study shows Australia shark hotspots need protection

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 1:59 pm | Humane Society International

July 25, 2019 — Threatened sharks in Australian waters need bigger areas free from industrial fishing, say the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and Humane Society International (HSI) , after a major new study revealed an alarming ... More >>

Celebrities and NGOs worldwide call for whaling intervention

Friday, 28 June 2019, 3:11 pm | Humane Society International

Celebrities and animal conservation and welfare NGOs from across the globe are calling for an 'international whaling intervention' to be staged at the G20 summit in Osaka as summit hosts Japan prepare to launch a renewed commercial whaling programme.1 ... More >>

Keeping native animals as pets risks conservation, welfare

Friday, 14 June 2019, 4:16 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) is highly critical of the South Australian Government's move to deregulate the keeping of native animals as pets. More >>

Qld Gov commits extra $17.1 million to shark killing

Sunday, 9 June 2019, 3:16 pm | Humane Society International

Palaszczuk Labor Government commits extra $17.1 million of Queensland taxpayer money to unscientific shark killing program More >>

QLD introduces new law to gag conservation groups

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 3:07 pm | Humane Society International

May 29, 2019 — A new Queensland Government law enacted yesterday will prevent independent monitoring of the state's Shark Control program and stop the public from seeing the reality of the state's shark killing scheme, two of the nation's leading ... More >>

Conservation crisis declared for albatrosses and petrels

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 4:07 pm | Humane Society International

Governments and experts at the UN Agreement for Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) meeting in Brazil have declared they are dealing with an albatross and petrel conservation crisis for which urgent action is required. Albatross and petrels are ... More >>

HSI welcomes Australian Greens’ bold plan to avert crisis

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 4:41 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) says the Australian Greens have grasped the seriousness of the extinction crisis facing Australia and have the plan that is necessary to avert it. More >>

HSI makes eleven submissions seeking to protect Aus nature

Friday, 5 April 2019, 2:26 pm | Humane Society International

Rare and mysterious sharks, skates and a sawfish, Murray Darling Basin ecosystems that had protections cancelled by the Abbott Government in 2013, and the distressing increase of wombat mange are among the eleven nominations made by Humane Society ... More >>

Lethal component of shark control program in GBR to end

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 5:47 pm | Humane Society International

Sharks have emerged victorious in today's judgement of Humane Society International 's landmark legal action against shark culling in the Great Barrier Reef. The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has ordered an end to lethal culling in the World Heritage-listed ... More >>

Global check finds unique sharks are heading to extinction

Monday, 25 March 2019, 3:58 pm | Humane Society International

Global check finds unique Australian sharks are heading closer to extinction More >>

Campaign launched to recruit champions for Aus sharks

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 5:52 pm | Humane Society International

Campaign launched to recruit champions for Australia's sharks and rays More >>

Shark Report Card shows Australia must do better

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 4:53 pm | Humane Society International

The publication of Australia's first ever ' Shark Report Card ' has been welcomed by leading shark conservation groups. The report highlights serious conservation concerns for Australia's iconic marine species, including endangered scalloped hammerhead ... More >>

QLD Fisheries Bill falls short for sharks

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 9:48 am | Humane Society International

The Queensland Parliament has passed the Fisheries (Sustainable Fisheries) Amendment Bill 2018. Some of the changes the Bill provides are welcomed by Humane Society International (HSI) , however other amendments fall well short of providing transparency for sustainability ... More >>

Table Tennis Australia must scrap inhumane donkey deal

Monday, 4 February 2019, 4:25 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) is calling on Table Tennis Australia, the peak body for the sport, to end a sponsorship deal with a company promoting a cruel trade in donkey skins from Australia to China for traditional medicine. More >>

Proposal to protect elephants at upcoming CITES conference

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 11:12 am | Humane Society International

Countries must grasp vital chance to protect 152 wild animal species from trade exploitation including giraffes, sharks, elephants and white rhino, says Humane Society International ahead of CITES CoP18 in Sri Lanka More >>

Ecological disaster on the Murray Darling

Friday, 11 January 2019, 7:02 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International is calling for protection that was revoked for Murray Darling wetlands to be reinstated as one emergency response to the ecological disaster unravelling on the river. In 2013 both the River Murray and Macquarie Marshes were ... More >>

Japan confirms it is leaving the IWC

Wednesday, 26 December 2018, 4:59 pm | Humane Society International

Japan confirms it is leaving the International Whaling Commission ushering in an era of pirate whaling More >>



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