http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124 en Disaster Response team deploys to Dominica to help island ravaged by Hurricane Maria http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/disaster-response-team-deploys-dominica-help-island-ravaged-hurricane-maria <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Oct 20 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="199" title="Imperial amazon parrot " alt="Imperial amazon parrot " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Parrot_300px.jpg?1508530153" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The island nation of Dominica suffered terribly after hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean last month. The <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> is sending food, supplies, and an expert team of disaster responders to help the community, their animals, and wildlife. IFAW has partnered with Jake Levenson of the Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organization and Shane Gero of the Dominica Sperm Whale Project, two organizations with extensive ties to the island, to complete this essential mission.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/disaster-response-team-deploys-dominica-help-island-ravaged-hurricane-maria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Animal rescue Dogs & Cats Turtles Dogs & Cats amazon parrot cats companion animals Diaster Response dogs Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:10:07 +0000 adintino 112782 at http://www.ifaw.org Migratory species: their future is our future http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/migratory-species-their-future-our-future <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/wildlife-trade/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Oct 17 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>The article below was authored by&nbsp;Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and CEO, for distribution in the upcoming Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Cop12 publication, shared here with permission.</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/migratory-species-their-future-our-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Elephants Elephants Whales CMS Convention on Migratory Species elephants IFAW migration migratory animals sharks whales Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:31:12 +0000 Azzedine Downes 112757 at http://www.ifaw.org Saving rare rabbits and caring for pets in the Nama-Karoo of South Africa http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/saving-rare-rabbits-and-caring-pets-nama-karoo-south-africa <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/dogs-cats/christina-pretorius">Christina Pretorius</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Oct 17 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/loxton_project_1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" /></p> <p>The statistics speak for themselves. Population (human): 1,200; Population (dog and cat): 241; Veterinary support: None; Nearest state veterinary service (free service): Four hour drive on a dirt road; Nearest veterinary practice (not free): two hour drive on a dirt road.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/saving-rare-rabbits-and-caring-pets-nama-karoo-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Dogs & Cats Endangered Wildlife Trust envirovet CVC mobile outreach South Africa stérilisation the loxton projct Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:42:55 +0000 Christina Pretorius 112760 at http://www.ifaw.org Inside look into Friends of the Koala http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/inside-look-friends-koala <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/conservation/laure-boissat">Laure Boissat</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Oct 17 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/friends_of_the_koala_1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" /></p> <p>I find myself on the passenger seat of a koala rescue van at 8am on a Sunday morning &ndash; a typical spring at <a href="http://www.friendsofthekoala.org/" target="_blank">Friends of the Koala</a> (FOK). Two residents in the Northern Rivers, New South Wales have called FOK to report koalas in need of help. This type of call isn&rsquo;t unusual at all, in fact since 1<sup>st</sup> July, the centre has rescued 77 koalas.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/inside-look-friends-koala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation friends of the koala koala new south wales Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:44:24 +0000 Laure Boissat 112750 at http://www.ifaw.org Animals from St John reunited with owners after months of separation http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/animals-st-john-reunited-owners-after-months-separation <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/cats-and-dogs/jennifer-gardner">Jennifer Gardner</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Oct 16 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gzzlJeVzmbs" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Happy tears streamed down Elsa Angel&rsquo;s face as she opened the crate and hugged her dog. They had been separated for over three months. Elsa was unable to return to her home on St. John after Hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged the island. It was a beautiful moment to watch, and I was proud to have been part of it.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/animals-st-john-reunited-owners-after-months-separation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Dogs & Cats hurricane irma hurricane maria IFAW Nashua St. Johns USVI Virgin Islands Video Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:51:13 +0000 Jennifer Gardner 112745 at http://www.ifaw.org Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery and the Zambezi-Kazuma Landscape Conservation Project http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/zimbabwe-elephant-nursery-and-zambezi-kazuma-landscape-conservation-project <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/conservation/dr-joseph-okori">Dr. Joseph Okori</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Oct 13 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Annabelle and Tulku at the Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN). " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/ZEN_1_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Annabelle and Tulku at the Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN). " /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/zimbabwe-elephant-nursery-and-zambezi-kazuma-landscape-conservation-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Elephants elephants Harare IFAW ZEN zimbabwe elephant nursery Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:44:35 +0000 Dr. Joseph Okori 112733 at http://www.ifaw.org