Aufklärungskampagne in der Republik Kongo: Unsere Elefanten sind nicht zu verkaufen

Fri, 04/12/2013
IFAW-Plakate, -Poster und -Banner in Kongos Hauptstadt Brazzaville und in der nö

IFAW-Plakate, -Poster und -Banner in Kongos Hauptstadt Brazzaville und in der nördlichen Stadt Ouesso. (C) IFAW.Nach achtstündigem Flug von Paris erreichten wir Brazzaville, die Hauptstadt der Republik Kongo.

Dogs in Cyprus get much needed help

Wed, 04/17/2013
Dogs at the Nicosia Dog Shelter were happy to receive much needed food.

Dogs at the Nicosia Dog Shelter were happy to receive much needed food.Last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) wired an emergency disaster grant to our local partner Cyprus Voice for Animals.

On the fence about fencing in lions

Wed, 04/17/2013
Fencing lions is an option that should be approached with caution.

Fencing lions is an option that should be approached with caution.A team of scientists and conservationists recently published a paper in Ecology Letters calling for the large-scale fencing in of African lions to conserve their populations and support the needs of humans in the area. 

Bill Oddie's musings on his pursuit of the well-traveled cetacean, the orca

Thu, 04/18/2013
Orcas off the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada

Orcas off the coast of Vancouver Island, CanadaI have now been on three whale watching trips in – or should that be from? - Iceland. The first one was quite a few years ago, out of Husavik in the north.

We saw a couple of porpoises and a distant dolphin, but no whales whatsoever.

This struck me as worryingly ironic.

Lawsuit could make for a chilling fate for ice seals

Tue, 04/16/2013
An ice seal. Photo:NOAA

Recently, the Alaska Oil and Gas Association announced a plan to sue the US government over the recent decision to list two types of ice dependent seals as threatened under the US Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The suit claims there is 'no scientific evidence linking climate change now or in the future' to adverse effects on the newly listed ringed and bearded seals. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.  

Wie Luftblasen und Vibration Wale vor Unterwasserlärm schützen können

Wie Luftblasen und Vibration Wale vor Unterwasserlärm schützen können

VIDEO: Bärenwaisen in Russland machen erste tapsige Schritte

Mon, 04/01/2013

Toma, die man im Video ihre ersten Schritte machen sieht, ist eine von sechs geretteten Bärenwaisen, die zurzeit in der IFAW-Rettungsstation für Bären im russischen Bubonitsy ihre Rehabilitation durchlaufen.

Heroic Pennsylvania firefighter credits rescue team training in the saving of two cats

Tue, 04/16/2013
Group photo of IFAW-NACA Animal Behavior and Handling course.

IFAW-NACA Animal Behavior and Handling course participants.We just received the following heroic story from Michael Wood, Battalion Chief, Doylestown Fire Company #1 who attended our International Fund for Animal Welfare - National Animal Control Association (NACA) Animal Behavior and Handling course last Sunday, Michael's note is below: