Indonesia quake scare shows evolution of response preparedness

Jue, 04/12/2012
Goats walk amid debris from the devastating tsunami of 2004.

Goats walk amid debris from the devastating tsunami of 2004.On Wednesday, a large 8.6 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia triggered widespread panic as residents feared a repeat of 2004. Nearly 230,000 people and an untold number of animals lost their lives back then after the 9.1 magnitude quake spawned a deadly tsunami.

WATCH: New BBC Panorama documentary examines rising ivory trade

Jue, 04/12/2012
WATCH: New BBC Panorama documentary examines rising ivory trade

Along with many of you, I have found the recent reports on the continuing plight of elephants in Africa particularly distressing. You may have seen from my colleague’s blogs, in the past few months alone, we were on the ground in Cameroon documenting heart-breaking scenes of massacred elephants.

Northern Gulf seal hunt opens with a fizzle

Mié, 04/11/2012
Northern Gulf seal hunt opens with a fizzle

And so it begins…day one of the Canadian commercial seal hunt in the Northern Gulf of St Lawrence

The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s seal team is in Newfoundland, Canada to observe and document the commercial seal hunt.

Northern Gulf seal hunt opens with a fizzle

Mié, 04/11/2012
Northern Gulf seal hunt opens with a fizzle

And so it begins…day one of the Canadian commercial seal hunt in the Northern Gulf of St Lawrence

The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s seal team is in Newfoundland, Canada to observe and document the commercial seal hunt.

Northern Gulf seal hunt opens with a fizzle

Mié, 04/11/2012
Northern Gulf seal hunt opens with a fizzle

And so it begins…day one of the Canadian commercial seal hunt in the Northern Gulf of St Lawrence

The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s seal team is in Newfoundland, Canada to observe and document the commercial seal hunt.

Northern Gulf seal hunt opens with a fizzle

Mié, 04/11/2012
Northern Gulf seal hunt opens with a fizzle

And so it begins…day one of the Canadian commercial seal hunt in the Northern Gulf of St Lawrence

The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s seal team is in Newfoundland, Canada to observe and document the commercial seal hunt.

Northern Gulf seal hunt opens with a fizzle

Mié, 04/11/2012
Northern Gulf seal hunt opens with a fizzle

And so it begins…day one of the Canadian commercial seal hunt in the Northern Gulf of St Lawrence

The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s seal team is in Newfoundland, Canada to observe and document the commercial seal hunt.

Spotlight China: Celebrating the Beijing Raptor Rescue Center’s ten-year anniversary

Mié, 04/11/2012
IFAW Asia Regional Director Grace Ge Gabriel unveils the new BRRC Golden Eagle w

IFAW CEO Fred O'Regan addresses the gathering at the Beijing Raptor Rescue Center 10th Anniversary event.I was in Beijing last week to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Beijing Raptor Rescue Center, China’s only rap

Case study: A Chinese golden eagle is as precious as any other patient

Mar, 03/20/2012
IFAW vets care for a golden eagle, as they would any other patient, at the Beiji

IFAW vets care for a golden eagle, as they would any other patient, at the Beijing Raptor Rescue Center in China.A green wooden box emerged from the parting of coats and legs, cameras, tripods, microphones. From within came silence.

Too much silence.