IFAW urges Tony Abbott to build on progress towards marine reserves around Australia

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Ve, 08/24/2012
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Today Tony Abbott revealed the Coalition’s plan to a support a private member Bill that if passed will halt the development of large world class marine reserves in Commonwealth waters.  This will leave several of Australia’s most pristine and fragile marine environments, coral reefs and critical breeding areas at risk of unacceptable damage.

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Sydney, Australia
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True Blood Star’s Deadly Serious Mission to Save Elephants

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Sa, 08/25/2012
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American actress Kristin Bauer van Straten plays a lethal vampire on television, but is even more deadly serious in her mission as an animal activist intent on saving elephants.

True Blood star Bauer, a celebrity ambassador for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) arrived in Kenya last night on a mission to help save elephants from being killed for their tusks, and to raise awareness of the deadly ivory trade.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
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Spotlight South Africa: the CLAW team rescues two surprisingly chubby puppies

Ma, 08/28/2012
Spotlight South Africa: the CLAW team rescues two surprisingly chubby puppies

The mother in the drain.Being a mom is a stressful job, with any mother willing to risk her life for her children, as any one of us would attest to.  In this case of a mother dog with three-week old pups, it was no different, with her risking her life for her pups. 

Elation in the rescue of a vervet monkey who harassed a South African village

Lu, 08/27/2012
Cora notifies her team she and her new friend, the vervet are ready to move on.

Cora notifies her team she and her new friend, the vervet are ready to move on.Some people would think that walking through a charcoaled field (or veld in local slang) at night with temperatures dipping in the single digits in degrees Celsius whilst following close on the heels of a local police officer, the IFAW Community Led Animal Welfare director Cora Bailey and a proud Zulu clan membe

Canadian Northern Dogs: do you have what it takes to house a country crooner?

Ma, 08/14/2012
Canadian Northern Dogs: do you have what it takes to house a country crooner?

Hank the crooner.Emmy’s pups, who came south from the Northern Dogs Project at three weeks of age, have been busy growing and learning from one another and their human fosterers.  Named after some of country music’s singing sensations, Hank, Patsy, Dixie, Gretchen, Faith, Reba and the rest of the gang are ready to find their own homes. 

Deutsch-Polnischer Wolfsbestand wächst weiter

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Ve, 08/24/2012
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Verbreitungskarte Wolfsrudel in Westpolen
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Verbreitungskarte Wolfsrudel in Westpolen

Im Vergleich zum letzten Jahr ist die Zahl der Wolfsrudel im westlichen Polen und nahe der Grenze zu Deutschland weiter angestiegen. Das belegen die Ergebnisse des vom IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds) und der Naturschutzstiftung EuroNatur finanzierten Wolfsmonitorings, das die polnische Naturschutzorganisation Association for Nature Wolf (AfN Wolf) durchführt und zu dem nun ein aktueller Bericht vorliegt.

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Hamburg/Radolfzell
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In Bali, despite her short life, a dog called “Marti” helped change hearts and minds

Ve, 08/24/2012
Marti on a Bali beach.

Marti on a Bali beach.This is a heart-wrenching and beautiful letter written by a woman whose lovely dog died yesterday in Bali.

The dog’s name was Marti.

She was brought in by the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) ambulance on Saturday night with severe neurologic problems that didn’t abate even with aggressive therapy.

Treasured UK celebrity Bill Oddie visits with tourists, birds and whales in Iceland

Me, 08/22/2012
Treasured UK celebrity Bill Oddie.

Treasured UK celebrity Bill Oddie.I lost Bill Oddie three times in between getting out of the plane and reaching the baggage hall.  I was beginning to find out what it's like travelling with one of the UK's treasured celebrities known for his long career in comedy, TV and wildlife conservation. 

Each time I went back to find him, there he was talking to admiring wellwishers. 

National Geographic Magazine Russia features bear rescue project

Me, 08/22/2012
National Geographic Magazine Russia features bear rescue project

Two of the rescued Russian bear cubs featured in the National Geographic Russia article.When I was a child, the borders of my country were closed. I grew up in the Soviet Union and only the most privileged members of society and airline flight attendants (which all the girls wanted to be) had the opportunity to see the world.

IFAW Celebrates Implementation of EU Ban on Seal Products

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Je, 08/19/2010
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IFAW Celebrates Implementation of EU Ban on Seal Products

The European Union (EU) will implement a ban on the trade of all seal products beginning tomorrow, August 20th, 2010. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) applauds this momentous legislation as a significant victory in the campaign to end commercial sealing.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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