Using Chinese technology innovations to protect wildlife

Enero 23, 2015
Using Chinese technology innovations to protect wildlife

This screen grab above, translated with Google Translate, notes Sogou is working with IFAW to warn to anyone searching for "ivory" on their site that elephants die when they buy.Vast throngs of Chinese are very technologically savvy.

Bali’s first kids dog club reminds us of the bond between children and pets

Enero 23, 2015
Our team in Bali helped the children of Abangar launch a first-of-its-kind kids’

Dog Club Launch

In Bali, a handful of communities have begun a new tradition of creating local clubs with one purpose; to show their pets honor, respect, and love.

Let’s Find A Way to save the Ballina 200

Febrero 12, 2015
A koala settled in for a little nap. Photo: Friends of the Koala

A koala settled in for a little nap. Photo: Friends of the KoalaIt’s been a busy start to the year in koala world.

South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar

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Enero 22, 2015
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South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar

The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013.

“These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rhinos in the wild where they belong. We can and must do better,” said Jason Bell, Director IFAW Southern Africa.

The illicit trade in rhino horn, driven by demand from China and Vietnam for investment purposes and ill-conceived notions of healing benefits has seen prices skyrocket, leading to increased poaching.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
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Oli the otter goes wild!

Enero 21, 2015
This week, the IFAW-WTI team took Oli to a natural stream for release.

This week, the IFAW-WTI team took Oli to a natural stream for release. PHOTO: © IFAW/S.BhattacharjeeOli is an otter.

India announces its tiger population is flourishing

Enero 22, 2015
Indien gibt bekannt, dass sich die Tigerpopulation erholt hat

India’s environment minister announced yesterday that tiger populations in India have rebounded 30 percent thanks to targeted conservation efforts.

Prakash Javadekar released the findings of the quadrennial tiger census from New Delhi and reported that India now has 2,226 tigers in the wild today, up from 1,706 in 2010.

India may now be home to anywhere from 50 percent to 70 percent of the world’s wild tiger population, which is estimated at 3,700 to 4,200 individuals.