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Can we have healthy people without healthy forests?

by Dr Megan Kessler,

The theme for this year’s International Day of Forests (21 March) is ‘forests and health’. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the important role that forests play in our lives and whether our national environmental laws, which are currently under review, are doing enough to ensure that future generations...

Living with dingoes

by Dr Louise Boronyak,

Farmers have often viewed dingoes as the enemy, waging war against them to protect their livestock, yet some farmers are starting to experience greater benefits by learning to coexist with them instead.  Coexistence aims to reduce the costs and enhance the benefits of living with wildlife.    Coexistence is increasingly being...

Predator Smart Farming

by Humane Society International,

Agriculture is essential to produce food and fibre. Extensive livestock grazing occurs across Australia, often in areas where dingoes live. Within these shared landscapes tensions can occur between grazing communities and predatory wildlife such as dingoes. One concern for graziers is how to keep livestock safe in an economically and...

Australian disaster response team dispatched to Türkiye to continue animal rescues

by Humane Society International,

Team members from Humane Society International (HSI) Australia's disaster response team have deployed to Antakya, Türkiye, to assist HSI's global team from the United States, Europe, Guatemala and El Salvador with continued animal rescue efforts in the aftermath of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake last month. Images and video available here.    More than a month after the deadly earthquake, HSI is still finding dogs and cats alive in abandoned...

End to suffering of sheep on live export ships inches closer

by Humane Society International,

Today Minister Murray Watt has announced the establishment of an expert panel to consult on the Albanese Government’s election commitment to end the extreme suffering of sheep on live export ships.  Animal welfare organisation Humane Society International (HSI) is encouraged by the establishment of the expert panel. The organisation says...

Extra Protection Proposed for Sub-Antarctic Haven for Wildlife

by Humane Society International,

Macquarie Island is an exceptional wildlife haven for penguins, elephant seals and albatross, at the half-way mark between Australia and Antarctica. Humane Society International (HSI) wholeheartedly supports tripling the size of the marine park that surrounds it, as has been proposed by the Australian federal Environment Minister, Tanya Plibersek.   “We...

Shocking footage of dead dolphin caught in shark nets today at Bronte, NSW

by Humane Society International,

Footage has emerged of a dead dolphin suspended in a shark net just off Bronte beach this morning. The footage is a heart-sickening reminder of the need for NSW to cement its transition to modern shark safety technology and do away with archaic shark nets once and for all.    Sadly,...

HSI reminds Japanese whalers of our injunction to stop their whaling in Antarctica

by Humane Society International,

Reports emerged this week that Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha, the Japanese whaling company, has built a new ‘mother ship’ capable of returning to Antarctica for commercial whaling.   The world celebrated when Japan stopped its commercial whale hunts in Antarctica in 2019. This followed rulings that the whaling in Antarctica was illegal...

Up close with the mighty silverback by Marcus Westburg

by Humane Society International,

Marcus is a Swedish photojournalist and writer who has spent much of the last decade covering conservation issues in Africa, Asia and Scandinavia, primarily focusing on our relationship with the natural world. His work is regularly featured in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post Magazine, bioGraphic, GEO...

Hunting trophy trade still alive and well in Australia

by Humane Society International,

More than 800 trophies from 40 different protected mammal species were imported into Australia during the five-year period up to 2018, including species such as giraffes, zebras, American black bears, chacma baboons, brown bears, and caracals.   These species, listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild...

Saving the sooty shearwater: a casualty of climate change  

by Lawrence Chlebeck,

Last week, HSI provided a submission to the Federal Environment Department in support of threatened species protection for a diminutive and beautiful seabird, Ardenna grisea, the sooty shearwater.  Sooty Shearwater (Ardenna grisea) - LChlebeck  While this is not really anything new for HSI (we’ve successfully nominated over 75 species including...

World Wetlands Day

by Dr Megan Kessler,

Today, Thursday 2 February is World Wetlands Day. A day that aims to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and nature. The date marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention – the international convention on wetlands to which Australia is a signatory. ...

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