Off to Oceania

Thu, 01/19/2012

My two favorite things about my job are meeting our donors in person, and visiting our field offices around the world.

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Conclusions of trophy hunting study has lions, animal welfare groups roaring in disapproval

Thu, 01/19/2012
Conclusions of trophy hunting study has lions, animal conservation and welfare g

A new study published in the journal PLoS ONE makes the claim that allowing limited lion trophy hunting in Africa, rather than bans called for by numerous animal conservation and welfare groups, might better benefit the species. With the African lion continuing to roam closer and closer to extinction, the questionable conclusions drawn by the authors of the paper seem contrary to common-sense and the opposite of a precautionary approach to conservation.

Cape Cod dolphin stranding Storify round up

Wed, 01/18/2012
Cape Cod dolphin stranding round up

Cape Cod dolphin stranding round upHere is a round up photo from the International Fund for Animal Welfare efforts to save more than a dozen dolphins during a mass stranding which occurred over the past few days on Cape Cod.

Euthanasia Not An Option For Rare Cats

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Wed, 01/18/2012
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(International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) supports worldwide calls for the 36 endangered lions and tigers from New Zealand’s Zion Wildlife Park to be re-homed and not euthanized.

Press Location: 
Sydney, AU
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Imogen Scott (IFAW Oceania)
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+61 (0) 402 183 113
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"My Elephant Neighbour": towards harmonious coexistence between humans and elephants

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Tue, 01/17/2012

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) announced today its partnership with Des Éléphants & des Hommes (www.deselephantsetdeshommes.org) to educate more than 9,000 young students in West Africa through the "My Elephant Neighbour" program. This program is part of IFAW’s urgent efforts to protect elephants and reduce human-elephant conflicts in areas, where some populations are on the verge of extinction.

Press Location: 
Reims, France
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Julie Landry (IFAW FR)
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(+33)3.26.48.64.79.
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Nearly 60 dolphins strand on Cape Cod

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Tue, 01/17/2012
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In a massive rescue effort, IFAW’s (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Team has been able to rescue and release 19 of the 27 Common dolphins that stranded alive on Cape Cod shores during the past few days including a dolphin calf and a pregnant mother. Approximately 32 additional animals stranded, but were found dead most likely due to injuries sustained from stranding.

Press Location: 
Yarmouth Port, MA
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Michael Booth (IFAW HQ)
Kerry Branon (IFAW HQ)
Abby Berman (Rosen Group)
Contact phone: 
+1 508 648 3556
+ 1 508 776 9872
+1 646-695-7044

Schafe vor Wölfen schützen - IFAW finanziert Beratung

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Mon, 01/16/2012
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Geeignete Maßnahmen schützen Schafe vor Wolfsangriffen
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Die unterstützende Beratung für Nutztierhalter im brandenburgischen Wolfsgebiet Raum Görzke/Altengrabow (LK Potsdam Mittelmark) durch den IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds) wird ab heute fortgesetzt. Die Wildbiologin Yvette Krummheuer berät zunächst sechs Betriebe.

Press Location: 
Hamburg
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Andreas Dinkelmeyer
Contact phone: 
0049-40-86650015
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Ending whaling: we’re running a marathon, not a sprint

Thu, 01/12/2012
Image source: The Australian.

In Sydney the first few weeks of the year are a great time to be at work – seriously. It’s time to regroup, get inspired and refocus. And it is just as well I returned with renewed energy - this week I have received over 500 news articles on whaling in my inbox, as the now familiar dangerous and expensive conflict that plays out each year between the whalers and those who oppose it has begun.

Bij de Wereldbank: Wat is de waarde van een tijger?

Thu, 12/01/2011
Bij de Wereldbank: Wat is de waarde van een tijger?

Het is nauwelijks voor te stellen, maar het is alweer een jaar geleden dat het IFAW- team in Rusland om de tafel zat met delegaties uit dertien landen die in het wild levende tijgers binnen hun grenzen hebben. De boodschap was toen net zo luid en duidelijk als hij nu nog steeds is: we kunnen tijgers alleen redden als we de parkwachters die ze moeten beschermen, de nodige training en uitrusting geven.