Wolfsexperte Bob Hayes präsentierte sein neues Buch „Wölfe im Yukon“

Wed, 05/23/2012
Wolfsexperte Bob Hayes präsentierte sein neues Buch „Wölfe im Yukon“

„Wölfe im Yukon“Es war ein nicht alltäglicher Veranstaltungsort: im Scheinwerferlicht standen Bär, Wisent, Rothirsch und Wolf. Zwischen Eisbär und Walskelett standen die Stühle. Zahlreiche Wolfsfreunde kamen zu der gemeinsamen Veranstaltung des Zoologischen Museums der Universität Hamburg und des IFAW. Sie hatten den kanadischen Wolfsforscher und Autor Bob Hayes eingeladen.

Despite cryptic motives to the contrary, Icelandic fin whaling remains paused

Fri, 05/25/2012
Despite cryptic motives to the contrary, Icelandic fin whaling remains paused

Eight years of campaigning against Icelandic whaling makes you cynical. 

It also teaches you that Iceland is a very special place with its own way of thinking. Coming from the Isle of Man has always helped me have an insight into the "island mentality" but sometimes an insight into iron curtain "Kremlinology" might prove more useful.

This time round it’s a question of "has fin whaling really ended?" 

Wolf expert Bob Hayes presents his new book “Wolves of the Yukon”

Wed, 05/23/2012
The cover of the Bob Hayes book "Wolves of the Yukon".

The cover of the Bob Hayes book "Wolves of the Yukon".It was no everyday place for a meeting: under spotlights stood bear, bison, red deer and wolf. The chairs were set out between skeletons of polar bear and whale. Many friends of the wolf attended this event, held jointly by the Hamburg University Zoological Museum and IFAW.

Watch: The last DRC mountain gorillas again face an uncertain fate

Thu, 05/24/2012
Silver-back mountain gorilla Kabirizi at the Virunga National Park in D

Silver-back mountain gorilla Kabirizi at the Virunga National Park in DRC.Yes, it’s happening again.

A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was again shattered by renewed clashes between the Congolese army and rebel militias operating near and inside Virunga National Park.

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Continuing hope for worthy global animal welfare standards at Paris OIE meeting

Mon, 05/21/2012
Continuing hope for worthy global animal welfare standards at Paris OIE meeting

We frequently receive correspondence from International Fund for Animal Welfare supporters when they travel oversees and are shocked to see how animals are treated in other parts of the world.

In fact there is growing interest and concern about animals around the world but governments are often very slow to respond to their citizens' demands for improved animal welfare standards.

Annual animal art contest for kids is much more than meets the eye

Wed, 05/23/2012
Artwork from one of the young winners.

Artwork from one of the young winners.For a few months every year as part of our Animal Action Education program, the team here at the International Fund for Animal Welfare has the difficult – but heart-warming - task of choosing winners from the amazing original artwork submissions that come pouring in from students across the United States.

Spotlight Amboseli: Elephant social relationships – both long and short terms matter

Tue, 05/22/2012
Spotlight Amboseli: Elephant social relationships – both long and short terms ma

Barbara with her youngest grand-daughter, Betts. Barbara's decisions increase the reproductive success of her family.Some of the readers of this blog have commented on my evident enjoyment of my job.

Partnership with Dubai Customs: A local collaboration preventing wildlife crime

Mon, 05/21/2012
Partnership with Dubai Customs: A local collaboration preventing wildlife crime

c. Maha Oda/IFAWThis week, Dubai Customs and International Fund for Animal Welfare in Dubai signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The MoU aims to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation of animals.

A day in your life – actually… a day for wildlife

Tue, 05/22/2012
A day in your life – actually… a day for wildlife

A thought came to me while I was powering up my PC this morning: This is just another day in your life. That may be so, but then today is also a day for wildlife.

A day for the wolves, the elephants, the tigers, the sharks and the whales, in fact for all the wildlife I have been working for decades to protect… but the changes are so small, just as the birds outside my window may appear to behave little different today from yesterday, or as the radio news appears almost the same over the last few days or even weeks.