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Koala Moves A Step Closer To Endangered Listing On The East Coast

Friday, 25 September 2020, 6:43 pm | Humane Society International

On Save the Koala Day, the much-loved marsupial has moved a step closer to an endangered listing on the east coast, after a nomination by conservation groups who welcomed the increased attention on the plight of the species. Federal Environment Minister ... More >>

Conservation Groups Welcome Drone Surveillance For Sunshine Coast Beaches

Friday, 18 September 2020, 5:18 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) and Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) welcome the announcement made by Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to introduce drone surveillance this weekend at Sunshine, Gold Coast and North Stradbroke ... More >>

Queensland Shark Control Equipment Snare Another Whale. How Many Is Enough?

Sunday, 16 August 2020, 3:29 pm | Humane Society International

For the 5th time during this whale migration season, a humpback whale has been caught in shark control equipment in Queensland. This time, the animal was tangled in a drumline off Stradbroke Island. The distressing scenes echo those witnessed each ... More >>

HSI Calls On Commonwealth To Revoke Cairns Flying-Fox Eviction Approval

Friday, 7 August 2020, 6:24 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) is calling on the Commonwealth Government to immediately put a stop to the harassment of spectacled flying-foxes in Cairns by revoking the approval for Cairns Regional Council to "relocate” the Endangered ... More >>

Queensland Shark Nets: Three Whales In Three Days

Sunday, 21 June 2020, 4:40 pm | Humane Society International

A third whale in as many days has been caught in Gold Coast shark nets. Rescuers are working to disentangle a whale caught at Surfers Paradise this morning. It follows a mother and calf trapped for hours at Main Beach on Friday. In March the Queensland ... More >>

Humane Society International Urges Governments To Close Mink Farms In All Countries

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 4:21 pm | Humane Society International

Calls for global closure of mink fur farms as Dutch government orders mink fur farm cull and confirms mink fur farms could act as reservoir for COVID-19 The Dutch government ordered the culling of thousands of mink on nine fur farms from Friday last week, ... More >>

Weeks Ahead Of Dog Meat Festival, Chinese Ministry Confirms Dogs Are Companions, Not For Eating

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 8:37 am | Humane Society International

Just three weeks ahead of China's infamous Yulin dog meat festival at which thousands of dogs are killed for consumption, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has made official its declaration that dogs are companions and not "livestock” ... More >>

Wuhan, China Bans Eating Of Wildlife In Response To COVID-19

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 12:43 pm | Humane Society International

  The Chinese city of Wuhan, which was the first to record human cases of COVID-19, has banned the consumption of all wildlife. This follows similar bans in the cities of Beijing, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, and an as-yet temporary nationwide ... More >>

China's Wildlife Farmers Offered Buy-out To Grow Plants Instead Of Porcupines In COVID-19 Crackdown

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 1:24 pm | Humane Society International

Wildlife farmers in two provinces in mainland China are being offered a government buy-out to facilitate a move away from breeding wild species for consumption, as part of the country's crackdown on the wildlife trade in the wake of the COVID-19 ... More >>

Humane Society International Welcomes $150 Million Funding For Wildlife & Habitat Bushfire Recovery

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 5:42 pm | Humane Society International

HSI welcomes the additional $150 million in funding for wildlife and habitat bushfire recovery the Prime Minister announced yesterday. Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has set out the details for this funding today. "HSI is encouraged. Sustained ... More >>

If It Fails To Support An End To Wildlife Markets, The WHO Would Fail To Protect Human Health

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 4:30 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International calls on WHO to clarify statements made in briefing. The Associated Press is reporting that a scientist from the World Health Organization does not support closing live animal markets, such as the one in Wuhan, China, linked ... More >>

Asian Elephant, Jaguar, Threatened Sharks And Albatross Win Protections

Saturday, 22 February 2020, 12:51 pm | Humane Society International

Wildlife campaigners rejoice as Asian elephant, jaguar, threatened sharks and albatross win protections at Migratory Species Convention Representatives from more than 130 nations agreed to vital protections for migratory species at what's being hailed ... More >>

Disaster relief team deployed to help animal survivors

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 5:41 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) is deploying a disaster relief team to help the animal survivors of the bushfires and assist with the herculean wildlife rescue effort that must get underway. More >>

Elephant scientists unite to urge Zimbabwe and China on ban

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 5:08 pm | Humane Society International

CAPE TOWN —World-renowned elephant scientists and conservationists have united in an urgent plea to Zimbabwe, China and other countries considering exporting or importing wild-caught elephants for captive use, to abide by an internationally-agreed ... More >>

Vast majority support non-lethal shark control

Friday, 1 November 2019, 1:38 pm | Humane Society International

A new poll shows there is widespread support in Queensland for implementing the measures of a court ruling on shark control. More >>

Humane Society responds to Minister Mark Furner

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 5:45 pm | Humane Society International

Humane Society International sends our thoughts go out to the two men bitten today in this traumatic incident. More >>

Minister Furner once again misrepresents shark science

Friday, 25 October 2019, 3:57 pm | Humane Society International

Queensland Fisheries Minister Mark Furner is making out he has another report to prove his claim that catching and releasing sharks won't work for swimmer safety. However, the Minister's claims are again misleading and disingenuous. More >>

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 >>