A great owner, a great dog, a litter of super cute pups

Ma, 07/31/2012

Emmy is what we call a big producer. In her short life, she had added more than her share of pups to the local dog population. Coming into heat twice each year, she had not just had multiple litters, she had had big ones -- 9 to 13 puppies in each. In total, Emmy had produced close to 50 puppies and no one can refute that that equals…. a big producer.

Unique whale research boat returns to Iceland

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Ma, 07/31/2012
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Unique whale research boat returns to Iceland

A state-of-the-art whale research vessel has returned to Icelandic waters to carry out further vital, non-invasive research on whales and their behaviour.

Song of the Whale, owned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) and operated by a dedicated, specialist research team, previously visited Iceland in 2004 and 2006 and will spend the next seven weeks studying endangered fin whales, blue whales, minke whales and other species.

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Reykjavik
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Contact presse: 
Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
Sigursteinn Masson
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+44 (0)20 7587 6708
+354 8638361
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+44 (0)7917 507717
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Rita Miljo, founder of C.A.R.E. – Tribute from IFAW

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Lu, 07/30/2012
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achive photo  © IFAW/Jon Hrusa
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achive photo  © IFAW/Jon Hrusa

IFAW has learned with sorrow of the tragic passing of Rita Miljo, founder of the Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education (C.A.R.E.), a devoted and tireless champion for the cause of baboons in South Africa and primates around the world.

Mrs Miljo died in a fire that devastated C.A.R.E.’s premises near Phalaborwa, in the Northern Province on Friday, killing her and her dear “friend’ Bobby, a female Chacma baboon she rescued in Namibia in the late 1980s. Bobby was the inspiration for Mrs Miljo starting C.A.R.E. Three more baboons also died in the blaze.

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
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Contact presse: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
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+27 21 701 8642
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+27 82 330 2558
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Spotlight Mexico: distemper outbreak in Cozumel

Ve, 07/27/2012
Spotlight Mexico: distemper outbreak in Cozumel

Eli in the picture is showing the match of her collar and Victor’s bracelet.During the month of June and beginning of July there was another outbreak within the island and also inside the shelter.

Spotlight Africa: Adoption dramas in Amboseli

Ve, 07/27/2012
Elfrida leading the EA family, her "twins" following her

Elfrida leading the EA family, her "twins" following herI’m typing quietly today, because as I write this in my tent in the research camp, part of the EA family is feeding about 20 metres away from me. They all look fat and healthy, like the rest of the Amboseli elephant population, thanks to our good rains.

SLIDESHOW: Seize (of) the Day!

Lu, 07/30/2012
Seize (of) the Day!

Customs Officer Brisbane Kotaru with some of the seized butterflies.Last week in Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands, the local Customs Intelligence Team intercepted and seized a consignment of four parcels.

Last chance to show your support for Australian Marine Reserves

Di, 07/29/2012
Last chance to show your support for Australian Marine Reserves

Last month a historic proposal was revealed that would make Australia home to the world’s largest network of marine protected areas.

If you haven’t seen the consultation paper, you can download it here. For IFAW’s breakdown of what the marine reserves will mean for you as a water-loving Australian you can read my earlier post here.

Australia’s unsung wildlife heroes

Je, 07/26/2012
A Wallaroo ‘pinkie’ is nurtured back to health

Orphaned joeys recuperate in the 'Roo room'.My first day in the job as Native Wildlife Campaigner for the International Fund for Animal Welfare in Australia, I arrived in Townsville, North Queensland for the eighth Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference.

Blessée et séparée de son troupeau par de terribles inondations en Inde, Dhara est désormais entre les mains des vétérinaires

Ve, 07/13/2012
Dhara sort la tête par la fenêtre de la clinique. Crédits : IFAW/S.Bararuah

Radiographie de Dhara. Crédits : IFAW/S.BarbaruahLe 28 juin dernier, nous avons accueilli Dhara, un éléphanteau femelle.  

Dhara fait partie de ces milliers d’animaux sauvages frappés par la mousson mortelle qui sévit actuellement dans l’État d’Assam, au nord-est de l’Inde.

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