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Action urged after new report highlights dangers of bushfires for our oceans
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new report backed by the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has highlighted the dangers for our delicate estuaries and coasts of the climate change-driven bushfire crisis.

Gathering global research and data on impacts already being felt in these pressured environments, as well as the rivers and…

Locusts swarm into northern Uganda as Oxfam looks toward a $5m response across region
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Locust infestations have just hit two new districts in northern Uganda as they continue to plague Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, and threaten Sudan and South Sudan. There are also reports of the swarms now in Tanzania.

“Everyone is in panic and trying to make noise to drive the locusts away,”…

RSPCA Victoria offers support to bushfire affected animals
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RSPCA Victoria is calling all animal owners affected by the bushfires and agencies needing assistance with animal care needs to reach out in the wake of bushfires devastating the state.

A dedicated bushfire hotline will be available seven days a week for people to contact RSPCA Victoria about their pets,…

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The RSPCA has today written to Health Minister Greg Hunt and other public health officials seeking urgent confirmation that vital animal care and protection services will be able to continue as ‘essential services’ under increasing pandemic control measures.

The RSPCA has today written to Health Minister Greg Hunt and other public health officials seeking urgent confirmation that vital animal care and protection services will be able to continue as ‘essential services’ under increasing pandemic control measures.

RSPCA Australia CEO Richard Mussell said the RSPCA was advocating out of concern for its own critical operations, as well as on behalf of all those involved in the care of animals.

“We’re concerned with ensuring that animals are included in the conversations about the impact of tightening virus control measures across the community,” he said.

“RSPCAs across Australia are responsible for delivering essential frontline animal care and protection services – including our Inspectorates, animal care centres, and veterinary clinics – and we’re already implementing all recommended health, hygiene and risk management protocols,

“In addition, we’re seeking confirmation that other primary animal carers will be able to access the premises where animals are kept and continue to provide them with food, water, attention and medical care.

“These include, for example, zoos and aquariums, stables for racing and recreational horses, animal management services and local pounds, research facilities, and other breeding, housing and boarding facilities.

“And this includes if and when these facilities are no longer open to the public.

“There could be disastrous consequences for human health and welfare as well as animal health and welfare, if people are unable to care for, and are forced to abandon, the animals that depend on them for survival.

“In these times of great uncertainty, Australian animal and pet owners need to know they will be able to keep caring…

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New analysis shows climate finance not reaching most vulnerable
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Only a tiny proportion of climate finance is reaching the most vulnerable countries or being spent addressing the most urgent impacts, according to new analysis released by WaterAid this month.

In its new report, ‘Short-changed on climate change’, WaterAid analysed publicly available data on climate finance, state of…

World Vision joins leading aid agencies in call for urgent action in Syria crisis
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As hostilities continue to escalate in northwest Syria, eight aid agencies are today making an urgent call for an immediate ceasefire as they warn that hundreds of thousands of people – the majority of them women and children – fleeing the unrelenting violence are caught in a humanitarian catastrophe.

At…

ICC continues partnership with UNICEF for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020
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THE International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced it has extended its partnership with UNICEF through to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 with the focus on empowering women and girls through cricket.

The extension of the global charity partnership will once again see the ICC provide UNICEF with a…