Who’s who in Amboseli National Park (OR Getting know elephants as individuals)

Je, 07/12/2012

I’ve mentioned before how important it is to understand that elephants are individuals, as different from one another as you and I may be from our friends or other family members.

You may wonder how we tell individual elephants apart. In the same way when you start work at a new place you might remember people by their hair color or style, or how tall they are, when we start to get know elephants, we look at their ears, tusks and tails.

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Spotlight New England: Successful encounters with graceful long-winged whales

Me, 07/11/2012
Spotlight New England: Successful encounters with graceful long-winged whales

Feeding humpie.After a week based in Boston, Song of the Whale and team headed out to Stellwagen Bank, off Cape Cod, to help conduct a tracking and photogrammetry (making measurements from photographs) project on humpback and fin whales. 

Counting animals during the European Union's Sustainable Energy Week

Me, 06/20/2012
Counting animals during the European Union's Sustainable Energy Week

EU Sustainable Energy Week is currently running here in Brussels and across the EU. It’s a good week – shining a light on what kind of energy we use, how we use it and, of course, how we can minimise the environmental impact of the energy we use. I’m lucky enough to have a green energy supplier at home so the majority of my power comes from wind. It’s a bit more expensive in the short term but I can’t think of a more worthwhile long term investment.

Watch: Dr. Elsayed Mohamed Speaks to Emirates 24/7 on Dubai One: Wild Animals Belong to the Wild

Ma, 07/10/2012
Watch: Dr. Elsayed Mohamed Speaks to Emirates 24/7 on Dubai One: Wild Animals Be

In this recent interview by Emirates 24/7 on Dubai One Television, Dr. Elsayed Mohamed talked about the growing phenomenon of keeping wild animals as pets in private houses.

Spotlight Europe: wild animals are afoot in the outermost regions of Europe

Ma, 07/10/2012
Spotlight Europe: wild animals are afoot in the outermost regions of Europe

The International Fund for Animal Welfare has to get involved where wildlife would otherwise be forgotten. That is why I took part in the recent “2nd European Forum of the Outermost Regions” in Brussels. It was a meeting between European Union representatives and leaders of the eight “outermost” overseas regions that are also an integral part of the EU: the Canary Islands (Spain), Madeira and the Azores (Portugal), Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin, French Guiana and Réunion (France).

Für Wildtiere am äußersten Rand Europas unterwegs

Ma, 07/10/2012
Für Wildtiere am äußersten Rand Europas unterwegs

Wo die Tierwelt sonst vergessen wird, muss sich der IFAW einmischen. Deshalb habe ich gerade am „2. Forum der Gebiete in äußerster Randlage“ in Brüssel teilgenommen. Dies ist ein Treffen zwischen EU-Repräsentanten und den Staatschefs dieser acht „äußersten“ Überseegebiete, die voll und ganz Teil der Europäischen Union sind: die Kanarischen Inseln (Spanien), Madeira und die Azoren (Portugal), Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin, Französisch Guyana und La Réunion (Frankreich).

Bilan mitigé pour les baleines à l’issue de la session annuelle de la Commission Baleinière Internationale

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Ve, 07/06/2012
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Bilan mitigé pour les baleines à l’issue de la session annuelle de la Commission
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Bilan mitigé pour les baleines à l’issue de la session annuelle de la Commission

La session annuelle de la Commission baleinière internationale (CBI) s'est refermée vendredi sur un bilan mitigé pour les baleines.

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Royaume Uni
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Field essay: deadly men paddling dugout canoes in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park

Lu, 07/09/2012
So called “subsistence hunters” working a dug-out canoe.

This report was sent to International Fund for Animal Welfare headquarters by Mike Labuscagne, the manager of our Protecting Elephants in Malawi’s Liwonde National Park project.

I visited Mike and this project in January 2011 and saw first hand the suffering, death and habitat destruction caused by so-called “subsistence” hunters who, given modern economic realities, are simply the low-level shock troops for the large-scale commercial wildlife traders who are killing off wildlife at an alarming rate. - JK

Thinking it was ivory contraband, a buyer gets plastic instead

Ve, 06/22/2012
Thinking it was ivory contraband, a buyer gets plastic instead

On the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Chinese micro blog site, a post about an online ivory shopper who was ripped off by an unscrupulous seller of counterfeit ivory, attracted many comments from the online public who is increasingly becoming conscious about wildlife conservation.

“It serves him right for engaging in illegal ivory trade!” said one person.

“If the buying stops, so will the killing,” another one chimed in.

Sauvetage d’un couguar et d’un puma dans l’Ohio alors qu’une loi fédérale propose de protéger les grands félins

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Ve, 03/23/2012
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Lundi dernier, Nikita, une tigresse blanche de 7 ans, et Tasha, un femelle puma âgée de 10 ans, ont entamé un voyage par camion plateau de près de 1 300 kilomètres pour rejoindre le Wildcat Sanctuary. Le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) a débloqué des fonds d’urgence afin de pouvoir couvrir les coûts liés au transfert de ces animaux et à la préparation de leur nouvel habitat à Sandstone, dans le Minnesota.

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Yarmouth Port, Massachussetts, États-Unis
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