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Food was on the table at COP27, but there is still much more work to be done

by Humane Society International,

As the UN climate convention ends, Humane Society International is encouraged by recognition of food system’s contribution to the climate crisisHumane Society International is encouraged by the long overdue recognition among climate talk negotiators that food systems not only contribute to the ever-worsening climate crisis but can also serve as...

A historic vote for sharks at the CITES COP

by Humane Society International,

The bulk of the global trade in shark fins is set to come under the control of a global wildlife convention. Parties have voted for 54 species of requiem shark and 6 species of hammerhead to be listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered (CITES)....

Government’s scientific committee slams NSW shark nets

by Humane Society International,

The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC) has completed its annual review of the state's shark net program and issued a scathing assessment of the way in which the NSW Government is managing the shark nets installed on metropolitan ocean beaches between September and April every year.     The Scientific...

Statement: Environment Ministers Meeting presents opportunity to ensure stronger protections for nature

by Humane Society International,

HSI today welcomed the renewal of the national Environment Ministers Meetings and the opportunity it presents to ensure stronger protections for nature across the country. In response the Agreed Communique from the meeting, Dr Megan Kessler, nature campaigner for HSI said: "We welcome the commitment of all environment ministers nationally...

Representatives from 184 countries will meet in Panama next month to determine the fate of 600 species

by Humane Society International,

The 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora—known as CITES—will meet November 14-25 in Panama City, Panama, where delegates from the 184 member countries will consider 52 proposals to increase or decrease protections for 600...

Global economic crisis threatens survival of world’s only international whale conservation body, warns NGO as IWC68 begins in Slovenia

by Humane Society International,

Moves to lift global ban on commercial whaling a major concern, says Humane Society International  As the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission began yesterday in Slovenia, animal protection and conservation non-profit Humane Society International warns that the very future of the IWC and the global moratorium on commercial...

Commitment to zero new extinctions must be a pivotal moment in conservation

by Humane Society International,

Humane Society International (HSI) says federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek's commitment to zero new extinctions is pivotal and should mark a reset of environmental policy in Australia. The Minister has also committed to protecting and conserving 30% of Australia's land mass and announced an updated Threatened Species Action Plan with...

New report calls for urgent investigation into environmental impacts of WA prescribed burning

by Humane Society International,

Prescribed burning in WA caused enormous wildlife suffering and had a greater impact on native plants and animals than the wildfires they were seeking to prevent in southwest Western Australia during the 2020-2021 bushfire season, according to findings revealed in a report published today.   The report, Analysing the Wildlife Toll...

Post-bushfire ‘wild dog’ baiting could put native species at risk, conservationists say

by Humane Society International,

A staggering 579,000 poisoned baits were dropped aerially across multiple NSW national parks and nature reserves during 2020 and 2021, according to the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. The baits, laced with the poison Sodium Fluoroacetate (1080), were aerially dropped following the Black Summer bushfires with the intention of...

Entangled whale calf in Gold Coast shark nets makes seven for the year

by Humane Society International,

Humane Society International (HSI) has received confirmation that the whale calf entangled in a shark net at Currumbin Beach has been freed after its ordeal. This is the seventh whale entanglement of the season.  HSI is deeply disappointed in the inaction of the Queensland Government with regard to the use of...

Generous deadline set to end battery cages for layer hens. State governments asked to act sooner.

by Humane Society International,

A new national animal welfare standard for poultry has been announced today, following an independent review and seven long years of deliberations, frustrated by industry lobbying. The new standard finally sets a deadline to end the use of barren battery cages—but not until 2036.   The review of the poultry...

Survey reveals majority of coastal residents support an end to shark nets

by Humane Society International,

New survey results reveal nearly three quarters of people living in coastal NSW towns with shark nets support replacing them with alternatives like drones and personal shark deterrents. The NSW Government and Department of Primary Industries have made significant progress in trialling non-lethal swimmer protection alternatives to shark nets. The...

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Our campaigns team can provide expert statements and are often interviewed for media stories on animal welfare and conservation. For all media inquiries, please contact Rhiannon Cunningham, Humane Society International Australia Communications Coordinator, on 0406 017 588 or rhiannon@hsi.org.au