Wild Animal Orphanage tiger rescue: On the road!

Ve, 11/12/2010
Rescued tiger

One of the three tigers being moved is checked.

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Bali, Titan and Java are now making their way to their new home at the Carolina Tiger Rescue sanctuary in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Their life-changing voyage started early yesterday morning in San Antonio when IFAW staff met with colleagues from the Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) and the Texas Animal Resource Team (TXSART) near the big cat enclosures at 7:00 am.

WATCH + READ: recent dolphin strandings bring daunting memories of winter

Je, 07/26/2012
WATCH + READ: recent dolphin strandings bring daunting memories of winter

I had the privilege of spending a week working with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Project in Sarasota, Florida last week.  It was a wonderful opportunity to learn from other researchers and to further refine our health assessment and satellite tagging.  It was rewarding and a bit exhausting.  I arrived home a bit late Saturday night, having just a couple of hours to spend with my family before crashing.  My plan for Sunday was to spend a wonderful and relaxing day at home.

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Spotlight Europe: Dutch leadership stand up to stop elephant poaching surge

Me, 07/25/2012
Riekkert Reijnen, Dutch Campaign Officer for IFAW Netherlands hands the Dutch Se

Riekkert Reijnen, Dutch Campaign Officer for IFAW Netherlands hands the Dutch Secretary of State on Environment Mr Hans Bleker our supporter’s petition signatures.Elephant poaching and illegal trade are at their highest levels in decades.

Video from Amboseli: recovering from the 2009 drought

Ma, 07/31/2012

When the rains came after the 2009 drought in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, the vegetation grew and the elephant population finally began to recover. However many of the older matriarchs, leaders of the elephant family groups, were lost in the drought.

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It is raining in Cape Town but the sun is shining for a stray in Khayelitsha

Ma, 07/24/2012
The lucky stray who was brought to the IFAW clinic in South Africa.

The lucky stray.Driving on the highway on my way to the International Fund for Animal Welfare Dog & Cat Project, Mdzananda Animal Clinic this morning I cast my eyes across to the Helderberg Mountains in the distance. 

The weather looks threatening; definitely looks like more rain is on its way.

Spotlight Amboseli: studying elephants is my dream job

Ve, 07/27/2012

My fascination with elephants goes back as far as I can remember. To become a research associate studying Amboseli’s elephants and working with consummate experts like Cynthia Moss is the realization of a life-long dream.

There are few things as relaxing as spending time with a peacefully foraging elephant in the quiet of an Amboseli afternoon,

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Canadian Northern Dogs: What to do with “the young ferals”?

Lu, 07/23/2012
Acclimatizing to humans in their pen.

The young pups in transport.All the dogs and cats that we brought down quickly went on to find their new homes. 

Calpyso, Scar, Buddy, Bridget, Petit Chien, Black Puppy and Bridget have all been adopted and Wolfie and Red Buddy have home visits for new homes tomorrow night. 

Pekinger Greifvogelstation rettet Jungvögeln das Leben

Je, 07/19/2012
Healthy fledgling kestrels at BRRC.

Der Juni ist in der Pekinger Greifvogelstation des Internationalen Tierschutz-Fonds (BRRC) in China der „Babymonat“.

Wir freuen uns das ganze Jahr auf Juni: ungestüme, flauschige Babyeulen, kleine Turmfalken, die so laut kreischen, wie man es ihren kleinen Körpern niemals zugetraut hätte. „Pubertierende“ Falken wehren sich trotzig gegen Menschenhände, völlig ahnungslos, wie drollig sie mit den Büscheln von Babygefieder aussehen, die noch überall aus ihrem neuen, glatten Erwachsenengefieder herausstehen.

Elefantenfreunde aus aller Welt sagen „Nein!“ zum Elfenbein

Lu, 07/16/2012
Elefantenfreunde aus aller Welt sagen „Nein!“ zum Elfenbein

Zeitungskommentar nimmt Befürwortern des Elfenbeinhandels Wind aus den Segeln

Ma, 07/17/2012
Zeitungskommentar nimmt Befürwortern des Elfenbeinhandels Wind aus den Segeln

In der New York Times erschien heute ein Meinungsbeitrag mit der Überschrift „Elefanten-Wilderei und die, die sie ermöglichen“.

Auch wenn es in dem Artikel natürlich in erster Linie um die bösen Jungs geht, wird darin auch auf die traurige Tatsache verwiesen, dass normale Verbraucher ebenfalls einen erheblichen Anteil zum Töten von Elefanten beitragen.