Blickpunkt Indien: Regenfälle im Vormonsun sind für junge Elefanten ein Fest

Fri, 04/27/2012
Die kleine Nunai im IFAW-Zentrum für Wildtier-Rehabilitation in Indien.

Die kleine Nunai im IFAW-Zentrum für Wildtier-Rehabilitation in Indien.Wenn der Frühling kommt, lässt der Regen nicht lange auf sich warten. Im Nordosten Indiens ist gerade die Zeit des Vormonsuns und in Kaziranga kam heute der erste Vormonsun-Regen vom Himmel.

Good Start For Koala Protection

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Mon, 04/30/2012
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International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) welcomes the Environment Minister's announcement today listing certain koala populations on the national list of threatened species.

Isabel McCrea, IFAW Australia Director said this is an important step towards stemming declines in koala numbers.

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With regard to population management, 'too many' really means 'not enough'

Mon, 04/30/2012
With regard to population management, 'too many' really means 'not enough'

Around the world, dogs and cats are poisoned, beaten, neglected or otherwise abused because there are “too many” of them. A few seemingly simple solutions have been widely employed to solve the problem. Killing, removing, or sterilizing animals are tools routinely used by communities to reduce the numbers of dogs and cats.

Amboseli: Calm before a storm?

Thu, 05/03/2012
Amboseli: Calm before a storm? c. IFAW/E. Wamba.

Amboseli: Calm before a storm? c. IFAW/E. Wamba. Teeming with life

In my previous visits to Amboseli Park, I had not experienced as much wildlife as I did recently. The long rains have delayed and the Park is the only area animals can access water and food in the swamps.  

Spotlight India: Pre-monsoon showers come like the festival bonus for little elephants

Fri, 04/27/2012
Little Nunai the elephant at the IFAW CWRC in India.

Little Nunai the elephant at the IFAW CWRC in India.When the spring comes, the rains are not far behind. Yes, this is the season of pre- monsoon in Northeast India. Kaziranga experienced the first pre-monsoon showers of the year today.

Big cat got your tongue, Congressman?

Fri, 04/27/2012
Big cat got your tongue, Congressman?

This past Wednesday on Capitol Hill, Members of Congress were given the rare opportunity to handle two tiger cubs that were only four weeks old. 

Unfortunately, by doing so, the Members and their employees were unwittingly exacerbating a growing nationwide problem.  They also may have been violating U.S. Department of Agriculture policy against such activities.

Ohio Senate passes bill to restrict big cats as pets

Thu, 04/26/2012
Ohio Senate passes bill to restrict big cats as pets

UPDATE: The Ohio Dangerous Wild Animal Act was signed into law on June 5, 2012 by Governor John Kasich. Ohio now joins the majority of states in restricitng private ownership of dangerous wildlife.

Yesterday, the Ohio Senate voted 30-1 in favor of a bill aimed at addressing the problem of unregulated big cats and other dangerous animals throughout the state. 

How you’re helping on the frontline of wildlife protection in Kenya

Mon, 04/30/2012

In this video interview, International Fund for Animal Welfare, James Isiche Director, Eastern Africa, gives a terrific overview of the challenges of working in developing countries like Kenya to protect elephants, rhinos, lions and other wildlife.

James exemplifies IFAW’s approach of relying on local wildlife experts in each country where we work.

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Blickpunkt Kenia: Die GB-Familie hält junge Elefantenforscher auf Trab

Wed, 04/25/2012
„Geetas weibliches Kalb, das 100. Kalb im Babyboom des Amboseli-Nationalparks.“

„Geetas weibliches Kalb, das 100. Kalb im Babyboom des Amboseli-Nationalparks.“Elefanten sind launisch. Mittlerweile glaube ich sogar fast, dass die Amboseli-Elefanten 40 Jahre lang uns erforscht haben und nicht wir sie.