New oil leases make a mockery of Australian marine protection plans

Mon, 11/21/2011
Source: Physorg.com

It’s often suggested that governments seek to release bad news when people are least likely to be looking, and by most people’s reckoning Friday is a good day to bury bad news. Although I’m sure the oil and gas industry won’t view it as bad news, the Friday just gone was certainly bad news for marine protection and the whales and dolphins that live off the coast of North-western Australia.

The Loss of Zeke

Fri, 11/18/2011
IFAW CEO Fred O'Regan and his dog Zeke.

IFAW CEO Fred O'Regan and his dog Zeke.Zeke was a big goofy Rhodesian Ridgeback and my best friend.  He passed away earlier this year and not a day goes by that I don’t think of him.

Taming South African challenges means accepting long days

Fri, 11/18/2011
Puppies in South Africa's Soweto district.

South African puppies in the Soweto district.The International Fund for Animal Welfare CLAW project has been lauded on many occasions for their daily efforts to improve the lives of both animals and people living in Soweto and surrounding areas...and rightly so, as the work carried out by the team o

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Why I’m thrilled our elephant ad was stolen

Wed, 11/16/2011
IFAW's "Mom, I got teeth!" PSA running in China.

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“Mom, I’ve got teeth!

Mom, aren’t you happy I have teeth now?”

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Court Upholds Ban on Imports of Polar Bear Trophies

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The decision issued today is an important step towards protecting and defending polar bears,” said Jeff Flocken, D.C. Office Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org). “There is no reward that comes with these trophies and we are glad the Court has recognized this.”

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Short-finned pilot whales identified for first time in Massachusetts

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While the name of these two species of pilot whales seem to indicate only slight differences, biology shows that  they are actually very different species of whales - both physically and genetically. “To put it in perspective a household dog and a gray wolf actually have more in common genetically than these two types of whales,” said Brian Sharp, IFAW Stranding Coordinator.

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