Mammoth task to save the elephants

Don, 02/23/2012
Mammoth task to save the elephants - Image source: smh.com.au

The now infamous footage of a “woolly mammoth” wading across a river in Siberia provided some light relief in an otherwise fairly depressing week. The footage (originally shot by Australian documentary filmmaker Lou Petho and then doctored by another Australian, “paranormal writer”, Michael Cohen) circulated the globe in record time.

Whale protection: Noise pollution from oil and gas exploration is on the increase

Die, 02/21/2012
Whale protection: Noise pollution from oil and gas exploration is on the increas

Earlier this month, scientists released information on an unplanned finding of a long running study they were conducting on stress levels in whales in Canada’s Bay of Fundy. Their monitoring continued throughout the period just after the bombing of the Twin Towers and to their surprise, the stress levels in the whales reduced markedly in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attack in New York.

Their explanation? That in the days following the attack most commercial shipping as well as oil and gas production in the North Atlantic stopped.

A milestone for wild tigers in Bhutan originated on a couch in St. Petersburg, Russia

Don, 02/23/2012
The author hands over anti-poaching field kits to Karma Dukpa (left), Director

The author hands over anti-poaching field kits to Karma Dukpa (left), Director General, DoFPS, MoAF, Bhutan. Photo - Radhika BhagatWhat began as a quiet conversation in the lobby of a hotel during the Global Tiger Summit in St.

14 afgeslachte olifanten gevonden in Kameroen

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Don, 02/23/2012
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(Kaapstad, Zuid-Afrika) Er zijn 14 dode olifanten gevonden in Bouba Ndjida Nationaal Park, Kameroen, en dit nieuws bereikt ons slechts een week nadat er reeds een vreselijke ontdekking werd gedaan van minstens 200 olifanten, afgeslacht door stropers voor hun slagtanden.

Het IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) meldt dat er schoten waren gehoord op maandag, 20 Februari in het Bouba Ndjida Nationaal Park in het noorden van Kameroen, vlakbij de grens met Tsjaad, en de 14 dode olifanten zijn gisteren ontdekt.

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Wildlife parts promoted as "investments" in China raises alarms

Mit, 02/22/2012
Wildlife parts promoted as “investment” in China raises alarms

The International Police Organization (INTERPOL) convened a series of meetings with law enforcement chiefs and officers from around the world in Bangkok last week. The meetings aimed to find law enforcement based solutions to combat the ever-escalating trans-national crime against the environment, from illegal logging, dumping to illegal trade of protected wildlife. 

Putting conspiracy to bed for Cape Cod's stranded dolphins, it wasnt U.S. Navy SONAR

Mit, 02/22/2012
The paths of six dolphins tracked using special satellite tags.

The paths of six dolphins tracked using special satellite tags attached to dolphins released by the IFAW MMRR team.Last week, I participated in a conference call with the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The United States Navy and NOAA have an ongoing operational plan that monitors for any stranding

Wanhoopspoging om neushoornstropers te stoppen eindigt in tragedie

Don, 02/09/2012
Wanhoopspoging om neushoornstropers te stoppen eindigt in tragedie

Gisteren bereikte ons het trieste bericht dat een neushoorn met de naam Spencer is omgekomen tijdens een poging een techniek te demonstreren, die naar de mening van een aantal organisaties neushoren zou kunnen redden van stropers. De exacte doodsoorzaak van het dier is niet bekend.

Zuid-Afrika: goed nieuws voor de dieren

Fre, 02/10/2012
Een foto van Jack kort voordat men hem liet inslapen.

Een foto van Jack kort voordat men hem liet inslapen.Helaas worden we in het leven via de media over het algemeen vaker met slecht nieuws dan met goed nieuws geconfronteerd. Voor mensen die zich inzetten voor dierenwelzijn, betreft slecht nieuws vaak de barbaarse behandeling van dieren. Eén van die mensen is Cora Bailey, directeur van CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) in Johannesburg.

Breaking News - Another 14 slaughtered elephants discovered in Cameroon (GRAPHIC IMAGE)

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Mit, 02/22/2012
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A map of Cameroon showing the areas where elephant carcasses have been found
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© Boubandjida Safari Lodge

14 dead elephants have been found in Boubandjida National Park, Cameroon, just a week after the grizzly discovery of at least 200 elephants slaughtered by poachers for their tusks. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) said shots were heard on Monday, February 20th in the Bouba Ndjida National Park in northern Cameroon, near the border with Chad and the 14 bodies were discovered yesterday.

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Cameroon's elephants: A new status for Bouba Njida--National Park or elephant graveyard?

Son, 02/19/2012
Cameroon's elephants: A new status for Bouba Njida - National Park or Elephant G

Three elephants poached in Cameroon for their ivory tusks. © Boubandjida Safari Lodge  It’s midnight in Brazzaville where I’ve been living for the past few days, preparing for a workshop the International Fund for Animal Welfare will run in June to train law enforcement officials how to fight against ivory trafficking.