IFAW, Kenya Wildlife Service to Enhance Tsavo National Park

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Je, 09/22/2005
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The IFAW-KWS partnership will support in the purchase of vehicles for security patrols as well as for human-wildlife conflict management. The project will also increase and maintain road networks, build rangers’ houses, establish and renovate security bases and purchase radio communication systems for use in vast area that is considered the crown jewel of Kenyan wildlife habitat.

 

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<p>Orphaned elephants at Tsavo National Park.</p>

IFAW emergency experts carry out post-Tsunami training

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Lu, 09/12/2005
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IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) is sharing its wealth of experience over seven days in Sumatra and Borneo, as part of its post-Tsunami relief operation in Indonesia.

Training takes place in Bukittinggi, Sumatra, from 15-18 September and Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan, from 20-22 September. Workshops will focus on being prepared for a wildlife disaster, emergency care and rehabilitation.&nbsp;

“This training is a vital part of IFAW’s post-Tsunami relief effort.
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&quot;Many of the people we see had to run for their lives, but they made sure they had their dogs and cats with them.&#8221;

IFAW recognizes marine conservation leaders

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Lu, 09/12/2005
Consistent with IFAW values, each of the individuals has pushed for solutions to benefit both animals and people. Those recognized are:

&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Congressmen Sam Farr (D-CA) and Curt Weldon (R-PA), Co-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;chairs, Congressional Oceans Caucus
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Hon. Robert B. Zoellick, Deputy Secretary of State
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Senator Kennedy receives IFAW's Marine Conservation Award from Kathleen Matthews.

Hurricane Leaves Owners Desperate About Pets Whereabouts

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Ve, 09/02/2005
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Local animal groups have now evacuated at least 300 dogs from New Orleans to Houston, where the Houston SPCA is caring for them and another 500 are expected tonight. Many were smuggled into shelters and evacuation buses by desperate New Orleans refugees fleeing the hurricane disaster. With Baton Rouge swelling under pressure from the mass inflow of refugees, Houston is now becoming the staging area for these and other animal relief operations.
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Hurricane Katrina Animal Rescue: IFAW Saves Dogs and Cats

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Je, 09/01/2005
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During natural disasters, animals are often lost or owners are forced to leave them behind during mandatory evacuations. Local animal groups, whose own facilities have been devastated or destroyed, have requested assistance to deal with the overwhelming situation. IFAW will be teaming up with Code 3, a 78-foot self-sufficient, mobile disaster response unit, and a team from United Animal Nations (UAN) to mount the emergency relief effort.
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IFAW Rescues Animals from Floods in India

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Ve, 08/26/2005
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“Massive flooding in the city of Mumbai and areas in Gujarat and Maharashtra has already killed thousands of animals,” said Anand Ramanathan, IFAW Emergency Relief operations manager. “In response, IFAW and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) have mobilized Emergency Relief team members to rescue as many animals we can.”
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Northeast India is known for annual flooding but this year unexpected floods in Western India left many unprepared.
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Rehabilitator, Kadambari Mainkar, bottle-feeds a rhino calf at the Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Assam, India after it was rescued from severe flooding in 2004.

Poaching Remains Main Threat to Tibetan Antelope

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Sa, 08/20/2005
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The Tibetan antelope is one of the flagship species of China’s Qinghai-Tibet, China&nbsp;Plateau and is highly endangered. By the mid-1990s its population had plummeted, from an estimated 2 million at the turn of 20th century, to merely 75,000 animals. Tibetan antelopes, also called Chiru, are hunted for their wool – considered the finest in the world -- which is woven into garments called Shahtoosh shawls.
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Baby Tibetan antelopes like this one are highly endangered due to poaching.

Illegal Trade in Endangered Animals Flourishes on Web

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Ma, 08/16/2005
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Every single day thousands of wild animals and animal parts – from live chimpanzees and huge ivory tusks to tiny dried seahorses – are illegally traded in cyberspace. IFAW conducted a three-month investigation which showed that, in a single week, over 9,000 live animals or products were for sale on English-language websites, chat rooms and the popular auction site eBay. At least 70% of the products were species protected by international law.
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IFAW Rescues Elephant Calf From Poachers

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Ma, 08/02/2005
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“It is very disappointing that an elephant was nearly killed by poachers within a protected nature reserve,” said Dr. Zhang Li IFAW’s Director of China, “Stronger measures must be taken to tackle wildlife poaching in the nature reserves to prevent more animals from suffering and death.”

After finding the trapped elephant, members of IFAW’s Asian elephant protection team anesthetized the calf, freed its leg from the clamp and moved it to a location where its wounds could treated by medical staff.

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Beijing, China
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Interpol Gives Ecomessage Award to Kenya for Fighting Wildlife Crime

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Lu, 07/18/2005
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Ecomessage, a new Interpol reporting system designed in collaboration with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org), allows real-time access to wildlife crime information among law enforcement agencies worldwide.
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