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World's two biggest carbon emitters kickstart international climate negotiations

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The deal reached today between President Obama and President Xi to curb carbon pollution and tackle global warming shows climate change should be on the G20 agenda this weekend.

WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O'Gorman said: "The agreement between the US and China shows that climate change is a priority for the world's two largest economies, and should be a priority for all G20 countries.
 

Chinatown targeted to highlight horrors of duck farming

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Animal Liberation, an Australian welfare group dedicated to ending the suffering of exploited or confined animals, has today announced the launch of an advertising campaign that will educate consumers about the inherent cruelty of the Australian duck farming industry.

The campaign, which draws attention to the plight of more than 8 Million ducks raised and slaughtered for meat in Australia each year under grotesque and inhumane conditions, goes live this week, and will focus on educating the Australian Asian community, which consumes a large proportion of the duck meat sold in Australia.
 

Brisbane Airport – how about a “fair go”?

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WWF-Australia today appealed to Brisbane Airport for a "fair go", asking the airport to reverse its ban on the #onmyagenda climate change billboard featuring Aussie farmer David Bruer.

WWF-Australia said it would launch a "fair go" petition for people to sign "calling on Brisbane airport to overturn its decision to run the billboard before world leaders fly in ahead of G20 talks commencing Saturday 15th November".
 

Calls for animal welfare investigation into NSW marine park

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australiafordolphinsAustralia for Dolphins (www.afd.org.au) has raised serious animal welfare concerns regarding a marine park called Dolphin Marine Magic in the NSW coastal town of Coffs Harbour.

The non-profit organisation created a petition last night that has received close to 3,000 signatures in less than 24 hours, calling on the NSW state government to do its job and protect dolphins in captivity from exploitation.
 

Roebuck Bay a Haven for Snubfin Dolphins

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A new report by Murdoch University has re-enforced Roebuck Bay's national importance as a haven for Australia's unique snubfin dolphins.

Murdoch University's Cetacean Research Unit (MUCRU) provided the findings to WWF-Australia today. It covers the latest field work to estimate the population size of these poorly-understood animals in the waters adjacent to the Kimberley town of Broome.
 

Orangutan Caring Week November 9 - 15

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November 9th-15th is Orangutan Caring Week, a time to recognise the danger facing one of the closest species on earth to man, and the most iconic victim of the ever-expanding deforestation.

The orangutans' rainforest is being destroyed for short-term profit from unsustainable palm oil plantations and other crops at an overwhelming rate. Remaining forest is decimated by forest fires, which are lit to quickly clear the forest all over Borneo and Sumatra.

 

Conservationist of the Year Anna Rose calls for increased Renewable Energy Target

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WWF-Australia today congratulated head of Earth Hour Australia, Anna Rose for being named the 2014 Australian Geographic Conservationist of the Year.

The environmentalist and author will be presented with the award at a ceremony in Sydney tonight for her outstanding contribution to conservation.

 


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