Rec Boaters Need To Watch Out For Whales – New Report

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Mon, 05/21/2012
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Recreational boaters need a greater understanding of what to do when encountering whales and dolphins according to IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare www.ifaw.org) following a review of potential impact from recreational boaters.

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Sydney
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Imogen Scott (IFAW AU)
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Fox Hunting Ban is indeed normal, enforceable and workable

Tue, 05/22/2012
Fox Hunting: Normal, enforceable and workable

We recently saw another landmark moment in the journey of the 2004 ban on fox hunting to becoming a bastion of British culture. 

The die-hard few who still call for repeal of the ban describe it as "bizarre", "unenforceable" and "unworkable". Funnily enough, they never call a spade a spade and demand the reintroduction of hunting. 

Spotlight Switzerland: Dolphins died from drug poisoning

Tue, 05/15/2012
Spotlight Switzerland: Dolphins died from drug poisoning

Humans keep animals for many reasons – for companionship, for protection, for food and fiber, for transport, for entertainment. We have absolute power over the animals in our care and with that power comes responsibility to meet their needs.

Der Tag deines Lebens – eigentlich ein Tag der Tiere

Tue, 05/22/2012
Der Tag deines Lebens – eigentlich ein Tag der Tiere

Während ich heute Morgen den PC hochfuhr, kam mir der Gedanke: Das müsste doch eigentlich der Tag deines Lebens sein. Wenn das so ist, dann müsste dieser Tag eigentlich auch der Tag der Tiere sein! Ein Tag der Wölfe, Elefanten, Tiger, Haie und Wale, kurz, für alle, für deren Schutz ich mich schon jahrzehntelang engagiere. Aber so wenig, wie sich die Vögel vor dem Fenster heute anders verhalten als gestern, so wenig scheinen sich die Radio-Nachrichten von denen in den letzten Tagen oder Wochen zu unterscheiden.

Response to The Sunday Mail's Kangaroo Island Penguin Center article

Thu, 05/10/2012
Response to The Sunday Mail's Kangaroo Island Penguin Center article

Dear Editor

I am writing in response to comments made by Kangaroo Island’s Penguin Centre owner John Ayliffe, in the article ‘Kangaroo Island may cull New Zealand fur seals to save penguins’, Sunday Mail on 5 May 2012.

Battling the elements to collar orphaned bears in India

Sun, 05/20/2012
IFAW-WTI veterinarian Dr. Abhijit Bhawal places a radio collar on a sedated Asia

IFAW-WTI veterinarian Dr. Abhijit Bhawal places a radio collar on a sedated Asiatic black bear in India. © IFAW-WTI. S.BarbaruahUsually radio-collaring Asiatic black bears involves travelling to the forest site in a vehicle and a few hours journey on foot in the forest, tranquilising and radio collaring them.

New South Wales southern right whales get more protection

Fri, 05/18/2012
New South Whales southern right whales get more protection

Very quietly and without the usual PR fanfare the NSW Government has listed the southern right whale as endangered in NSW. That’s good news, in a way. It seems ironic that we can feel pleased that the numbers of this species are so low that they’ve reached a new listing level. Regardless we extend our congratulations to the NSW Government for this move to grant greater protection to these wonderful animals.