http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/25 en Making Dutch travel agencies aware of animal-unfriendly traveling http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/making-dutch-travel-agencies-aware-animal-unfriendly-traveling <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/62886">Rikkert Reijnen</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">Fri, 01/15/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="In this file photo, German tourists ride on top of an elephant that will carry them to and from the famous Amber Fort Jaipur in India." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/01_15_16_travelagencies.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 434px;" title="In this file photo, German tourists ride on top of an elephant that will carry them to and from the famous Amber Fort Jaipur in India." />You want to ride on the back of an elephant in Thailand or India? Cuddle a tiger cub in South Africa? Or eat a whale steak in a restaurant in Iceland?</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/making-dutch-travel-agencies-aware-animal-unfriendly-traveling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Big Cats Dolphins Elephants Tigers Animal welfare ecotourism holiday socially responsible sustainable tourism Travel vacation Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:16:51 +0000 Rikkert Reijnen 106470 at http://www.ifaw.org Mother, baby dolphin safely herded out of Nantucket Harbor http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/mother-baby-dolphin-safely-herded-out-nantucket-harbor <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/animal-rescue/ct-harry">CT Harry</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">Tue, 01/12/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The dolphins were seen in shallow water, swimming inside the yacht club piers, with the likelihood of potentially stranding again very high." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/01_12_15_dolphin_stranding1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 434px;" title="The dolphins were seen in shallow water, swimming inside the yacht club piers, with the likelihood of potentially stranding again very high." />After being called to help two common dolphins on the island of Nantucket last Thursday, IFAW&rsquo;s Marine Mammal Rescue &amp; Research team successfully herded the</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/mother-baby-dolphin-safely-herded-out-nantucket-harbor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Animal rescue Dolphins baby boats dolphin harbor hearding mother Nantucket ocean noise pollution stranding Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:44:40 +0000 CT Harry 106427 at http://www.ifaw.org Published findings confirm: Stranded dolphins, if healthy, need not be euthanized http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/published-findings-confirm-stranded-dolphins-if-healthy-need-not-be-euthanized <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/animal-rescue/katie-moore">Katie Moore</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">Tue, 08/25/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/DOL_0225.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 402px;" title="Now the door is open for those healthy dolphins to be reintegrated to the wild. " />I remember, several times, drawing up the euthanasia solution that would humanely and peacefully end the life of the dolphin in front of me.</p> <p>Euthanasia is not an act that is taken lightly, nor one any of us animal rescue professionals wish to undertake.&nbsp; However, sometimes it is the most compassionate thing we can do.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/published-findings-confirm-stranded-dolphins-if-healthy-need-not-be-euthanized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Dolphins Cape Cod dolphins marine mammal research strandings Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:19:53 +0000 Katie Moore 105079 at http://www.ifaw.org Why an interactive app like Whappy is crucial for Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/why-interactive-app-whappy-crucial-iceland <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/seals/barbara-slee">Barbara Slee</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">Fri, 05/29/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive impact during their visit to Iceland" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_28_15_whappy.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 430px;" title="We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive impact during their visit to Iceland" />Iceland has experienced a rapid emergence as a top quality whale watching destination, according to Erich Hoyt, a senior research fellow at Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Head of WDC&rsquo;s Global Campaign for Marine Protected</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/why-interactive-app-whappy-crucial-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Dolphins Whales dolphins Icelandic whale watch tourism whale meat whales whappy Thu, 28 May 2015 18:53:50 +0000 Barbara Slee 104107 at http://www.ifaw.org Q&A: IFAW scientist looks for answers behind dolphin strandings for graduate thesis http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/104018 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/animal-rescue/ct-harry">CT Harry</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">Tue, 05/19/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_18_15dolphinstrandingthesis.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="CT Harry with a stranded common dolphin on Cape Cod in 2012. It’s strandings like this one that sparked the idea for Harry’s graduate thesis. " />I did an interview with </em><em>Todd McLeish, University of Rhode Island Public Information Officer interested in news about oceanography and environmental sciences. Our conversation follows. <strong>--CT</strong></em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/104018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Animal rescue Dolphins Cape Cod cape cod dolphin stranding dolphin new england whales Mon, 18 May 2015 18:08:42 +0000 CT Harry 104018 at http://www.ifaw.org In first Middle Eastern ivory crush, UAE sends a message http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/first-middle-eastern-ivory-crush-uae-sends-message <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/dr-elsayed-ahmed-mohamed">Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed</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">Wed, 04/29/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="UAE, the first country in the Middle East to destroy its ivory stockpile, is a role model for all neighboring countries. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_28_15_dubaicrush2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 389px;" title="UAE, the first country in the Middle East to destroy its ivory stockpile, is a role model for all neighboring countries.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/first-middle-eastern-ivory-crush-uae-sends-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Wildlife trade Dolphins crime Dubai elephants ivory crush wildlife trade Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:53:36 +0000 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed 103819 at http://www.ifaw.org