Around the world, dogs and cats are poisoned, beaten, neglected or otherwise abused because there are “too many” of them. A few seemingly simple solutions have been widely employed to solve the problem. Killing, removing, or sterilizing animals are tools routinely used by communities to reduce the numbers of dogs and cats.
Submitted by JC Bouvier on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 5:08pm
Teeming with life
In my previous visits to Amboseli Park, I had not experienced as much wildlife as I did recently. The long rains have delayed and the Park is the only area animals can access water and food in the swamps.
Unfortunately, by doing so, the Members and their employees were unwittingly exacerbating a growing nationwide problem. They also may have been violating U.S. Department of Agriculture policy against such activities.
Submitted by Miichael Alexander on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 11:25am
In this video interview, International Fund for Animal Welfare, James Isiche Director, Eastern Africa, gives a terrific overview of the challenges of working in developing countries like Kenya to protect elephants, rhinos, lions and other wildlife.
James exemplifies IFAW’s approach of relying on local wildlife experts in each country where we work.
Submitted by ALison Dnitino on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 8:58am
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW, www.ifaw.org) is calling for Environment Minister Tony Burke to list koalas as a threatened species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act). Minister Burke is due to make the decision on 30 April, having already extended the deadline twice to allow consideration of further information from the Threatened Species Scientific Committee.