First wild rhino calf born in India to a mother hand-raised by IFAW-WTI

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Tue, 04/09/2013
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A healthy, female calf has been born in Manas National Park, to a rhinoceros hand-raised by IFAW-WTI as an orphan and moved to the park as part of a species reintroduction.

“This is the first calf born in the wild in India from a rhino that had been hand-raised, rehabilitated and released to the wild,” said Azzedine Downes, president and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

“The poaching of wild rhinos is at an all-time high and this birth gives great hope to the team confronting the crisis.”

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Manas, India
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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+32 2 282 06 93
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Eerste neushoornkalfje in het wild geboren in India, moeder werd grootgebracht door IFAW-WTI

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Mon, 04/08/2013
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Een gezond, vrouwelijk neushoornkalfje is geboren in Manas National Park in India. Haar moeder was een wees die werd grootgebracht door medewerkers van IFAW-WTI. Nadat ze helemaal opgeknapt was, werd ze weer uitgezet in het park.

“Dit is het eerste kalfje dat geboren is in het wild uit een moeder die werd opgevoed door mensen, gerehabiliteerd werd en weer werd uitgezet in het wild,” zegt Azzedine Downes, president-directeur van het IFAW.

“Het stropen van neushoorns bereikt nu een hoogtepunt, deze geboorte geeft het team weer hoop.”

Press Location: 
Manas, India
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Sheren Shrestha (WTI)
Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
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+91 120 414 3900
+27 21 701 8642
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+27 82 330 2558

Sensation in Indien: Von Hand aufgezogenes Nashorn bekam Nachwuchs

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Tue, 04/09/2013
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Ein von Hand aufgezogenes Nashorn mit in Nationalpark geborenem Kalb.

Eine vom IFAW-WTI (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds, Wildlife Trust of India) mit der Hand aufgezogene Nashornkuh hat vor etwa acht Tagen ein gesundes weibliches Nashornkalb in freier Wildbahn im Manas Nationalpark im Nordosten Indiens geboren.

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Manas, Indien
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Andreas Dinkelmeyer
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Determined to avoid animals starving in Cyprus, funds finally reach shelters

Mon, 04/08/2013
Determined to avoid animals starving in Cyprus, funds finally reach shelters

Disasters affecting people and animals can happen anywhere at any time.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare has a great team of people trained and experienced in going to dangerous places to help animals recover – places like Tripoli during the fighting in Libya or Haiti after the earthquake or even Fukushima after the tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster there.

WATCH: mother rhino and little one reunited in India

Mon, 04/08/2013

In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury, making baby rhino noises, then we see the new baby rhino and her mother reunited after a short separation. 

This post about a recent rhino calf birth was submitted by Sheren Shrestha, IFAW-WTI staff working in India. - IR

First wild rhino calf born in India to a mother hand-raised by IFAW-WTI

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Mon, 04/08/2013
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First wild rhino calf born in India to a mother hand-raised by IFAW-WTI
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First wild rhino calf born in India to a mother hand-raised by IFAW-WTI

A healthy, female calf has been born in Manas National Park, to a rhinoceros hand-raised by IFAW-WTI as an orphan and moved to the park as part of a species reintroduction.

“This is the first calf born in the wild in India from a rhino that had been hand-raised, rehabilitated and released to the wild,” said Azzedine Downes, president and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW -  www.ifaw.org).

Press Location: 
Manas, India
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Sheren Shrestha (WTI)
Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
Contact phone: 
+91 120 414 3900
+27 21 701 8642
Contact mobile: 
+91 097 18829595
+27 82 330 2558

Emergency cash sent to Cyprus to save animals threatened by starvation during financial crisis

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Mon, 04/08/2013
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has sent desperately needed emergency funds to Cyprus to help feed animals facing starvation because of the current financial crisis.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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+32 (0)473 86 34 61
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Emergency cash sent to Cyprus to save animals threatened by starvation during financial crisis

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Mon, 04/08/2013
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has sent desperately needed emergency funds to Cyprus to help feed animals facing starvation because of the current financial crisis.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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+32 2 282 06 93
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Tierheime auf Zypern wegen Finanzkrise in Not

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Mon, 04/08/2013
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Auch die Tiere leiden, wenn es den Menschen schlecht geht
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Auch die Tiere leiden, wenn es den Menschen schlecht geht

Der IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds) reagiert auf Hilferufe von Tierheimen in Zypern und unterstützt diese mit einem Notfall-Fonds. Aufgrund der Finanzkrise sind die Heime nicht länger in der Lage, genügend Futter für die Tiere zu kaufen - ohne finanzielle Hilfe droht den Tieren der Hungertod.

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Dörte von der Reith
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040-86650033
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At UN, a welcome treaty on small arms trade could benefit threatened wildlife

Mon, 04/08/2013
At UN, a welcome treaty on small arms trade could benefit threatened wildlife

Elephant ivory held in an African storeroom.The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a new treaty aimed at regulating the global trade in conventional weapons – handguns, small and large-caliber assault rifles, and even tanks, helicopters and small aircraft, to name a few.