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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...

Trophy Hunting by the Numbers

by Humane Society International,

Trophy hunting involves the killing of wildlife purely for the purpose of displaying parts of the animal – often the head or skin. Trophy hunting occurs worldwide and includes hunting for species threatened with extinction. Globally, imports of over 97,000 trophies of mammal species protected under the Convention on International...

Analysing the Wildlife Toll of Prescribed Burning Practices in Southwest WA

by Humane Society International,

On Thursday the 25th of March 2021 a prescribed burn conducted by the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) tore through 1,800 hectares of forest approximately 25 kilometres east of Manjimup in Southwest Western Australia. The blaze burned throughout the area known as one of the most...

Fur Farming, COVID-19 and Zoonotic Disease Risks

by Humane Society International,

Since April 2020, when the first case of COVID-19 in American mink was confirmed on a fur farm in the Netherlands, this zoonotic disease has continued to rage throughout farmed mink herds in various EU Member States as well as in the United States and Canada.   In some countries,...

Management of Shark Fin Trade to and from Australia

by Humane Society International,

Healthy shark populations are an indicator of the health of the marine environment. Sharks play a key role in marine and estuarine environments, and people around the world rely on healthy marine ecosystems for their livelihoods.   But their decline is being driven in part by the lucrative and unsustainable...

Review of the Non-Detriment Finding for CITES Appendix II listed Hammerhead Shark Species

by Humane Society International,

On 14 September 2014, the listing of the scalloped, great and smooth hammerhead sharks on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendix II took effect.   The ability for Australia to continue to export the three listed hammerhead shark species is made...

Failing our wildlife – Why Victoria’s wildlife protection laws need to be modernised

by Humane Society International,

The challenges facing Victoria’s native wildlife are immense.   Our wildlife are in the gun-sights of rapidly accumulating extinction and climate crises. Our laws are hindering and enabling the problem, not confronting it or overcoming it.   The Victorian Environment Minister announced a review of the Wildlife Act 1975 (Vic)...

Safeguarding Australia’s Wildlife

by Humane Society International,

Lessons from the 2019-20 ‘Black Summer’ Bushfires Climate change-fuelled extreme weather events are only going to become more severe and frequent.  HSI, along with many other conservationists and wildlife rescuers, understand that we must do more to protect wildlife in the face of future disasters. We commissioned BG Economics to...

Devolving Extinction?

by Humane Society International,

The Australian Government is poised to hand over their national environmental approval responsibilities to states and territories, so the Places You Love alliance commissioned the Environmental Defenders Office to analyse whether state and territory laws can do the job? The clear answer is no. READ MORE

The connection between animal agriculture, viral zoonoses, and global pandemics

by Humane Society International,

The 2020 pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 turned the world’s attention to the growing global threat of new viral diseases. On December 31, 2019, The World Health Organization (WHO) was alerted by Chinese authorities to an outbreak of a novel strain of coronavirus causing severe pneumonia,1 subsequently named SARS-CoV-2, a zoonotic...

Towards a Non-Mulesed Future

by Humane Society International,

Selective Breeding to Counteract Flystrike in Australian Merino Sheep Australia's sheep deserve better methods of flystrike prevention that painful mutilation of their bottoms.  Humane Society International Australia and Four Paws International commissioned this independent survey and case studies of woolgrowers who have transitioned to plain-bodied Merinos that do not require...

Report on the Shark Conservation Summit

by Humane Society International,

The Shark Conservation Summit was a first of its kind event in Australia on 21 and 22 February, 2019 that brought together shark researchers, government and conservation NGOs. Organised by the Humane Society International (HSI) and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS), the summit sought to address challenges and seek...

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