Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/13 en Elephant calves take a step towards the wild http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephant-calves-take-step-towards-wild <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">Wed, 06/11/2014</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="200" title="Elephant calves take A step towards the wild" alt="Elephant calves take A step towards the wild" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/JB%20IFAW%20ellies%20zambia_300%20px.jpg?1402491149" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia&rsquo;s Kafue National Park.</p> <p>All the elephants at the Kafue Release Facility of Game Rangers International (GRI) are orphaned &ndash; mostly due to their mothers being poached for ivory. They are the lucky ones, plucked from certain death they were taken to the Lilayi Elephant Nursery in Zambia&rsquo;s capital Lusaka to receive round the clock care.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/elephant-calves-take-step-towards-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants animal rescue David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Elephant orphanage project elephants EOP Game Rangers International Ivory Kafue National Park poachers Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:07:19 +0000 adintino 100519 at http://www.ifaw.org Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgence in India http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/arrival-hand-reared-elephant-calves-contribute-national-park%E2%80%99s-resurgence-india <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">Fri, 04/11/2014</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="200" title="Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgence in India" alt="Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CWRC%20Elephant%20Calves_300px.jpg?1397304407" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually reintegrated to the wild.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/arrival-hand-reared-elephant-calves-contribute-national-park%E2%80%99s-resurgence-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants Asian Elephants elephants Manas National Park WTI Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:15:06 +0000 adintino 99897 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-cop-animal-rescue-teams-respond-double-volcano-threat-indonesia <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">Thu, 02/20/2014</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="200" title="IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia" alt="IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Indonesia_300px.jpg?1392911323" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> is working near Mt. Kelud in the Island of Java, and Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia to help companion animals, farm animals and wildlife displaced after volcanic eruptions forced the evacuation of nearby residents.</p> <p>Mt. Kelud, a 5,679-feet-high volcano, erupted on February 13 forcing the immediate evacuation of nearby villages. According to news reports, up to 36 villages situated six miles from the crater are in danger and 200,000 people are being asked to leave.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/ifaw-cop-animal-rescue-teams-respond-double-volcano-threat-indonesia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Animal rescue Dogs & Cats cats cats and dogs Centre for Orangutan Protection companion animals CoP dogs farm animals Indonesia Mt Sinabung Mt. Kelud vocano Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:55:23 +0000 adintino 99387 at http://www.ifaw.org 10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/10-years-pet-night-tonight-%E2%80%93-helping-animals-people-and-communities <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">Wed, 02/12/2014</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="225" title="10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities" alt="10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/bosnia_street_dog_300px.jpg?1392218257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Tonight&rsquo;s European Pet Night marks a decade of raising awareness around pets and the remarkable contributions of animals to our daily life. The event has been a remarkable success over the years attracting steady support from MEPs, NGOs and others. IFAW (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>)will also be onhand to talk about some of the vital work being done to help communities cope with their stray dog issues by implementing a humane management plan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/10-years-pet-night-tonight-%E2%80%93-helping-animals-people-and-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Animal rescue Dogs & Cats companion animals dogs roaming dogs Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:24:33 +0000 adintino 99265 at http://www.ifaw.org Sochi Olympic dog cull shame http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/sochi-olympic-dog-cull-shame <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">Tue, 02/04/2014</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="195" title="Sochi Olympic dog cull shame" alt="Sochi Olympic dog cull shame" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/russian_street_dog_300px.jpg?1391528264" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 winter Olympics.</p> <p>IFAW has repeatedly offered to help the Environment Department of the Sochi 2014 Olympics Organizing Committee develop and implement a humane and sustainable plan for managing the community&rsquo;s roaming dog population.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/sochi-olympic-dog-cull-shame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Animal rescue Dogs & Cats cull dog cull dogs Sochi Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:45:55 +0000 adintino 99113 at http://www.ifaw.org Historic relocation of forest elephants in Côte d’Ivoire http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/historic-relocation-forest-elephants-c%C3%B4te-d%E2%80%99ivoire <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">Mon, 02/03/2014</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="200" title="Historic relocation of forest elephants in Côte d’Ivoire" alt="Historic relocation of forest elephants in Côte d’Ivoire" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Ivory_coast_relocation_300px.jpg?1391441465" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) on Tuesday completed a mission which can only be described as mammoth and unprecedented. From 19 to 25 January, 4 forest elephants were relocated from Daloa, third city of C&ocirc;te d&rsquo;Ivoire, to Azagny National Park, located 400 km away in the south of the country. This operation was the humane alternative solution to a conflict opposing the elephants, squeezed out of their original habitat in the Marahou&eacute; National Park, and the rural communities of Daloa.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/historic-relocation-forest-elephants-c%C3%B4te-d%E2%80%99ivoire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Wildlife trade Elephants elephants human-elephant conflict illeagal ivory trade Ivory Coast poaching relocation Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:33:36 +0000 adintino 99097 at http://www.ifaw.org