Evaluatie best mogelijke hulpverlening aan dieren na overstroming in Pakistan

Thu, 09/22/2011
Een hond in het overstromingsgebied in Pakistan.

Een hond in het overstromingsgebied in Pakistan.Zojuist hebben we het evaluatieverslag binnengekregen van ons team in Pakistan en zoals we al vreesden, zijn de omstandigheden verschrikkelijk. Op de beelden is te zien hoe een hele regio worstelt met overstromingen – hele dorpen zijn verdwenen, oogsten zijn verwoest, gezinnen zijn hun huis kwijt en er zijn vele doden te betreuren.

UPDATE : redding voor dieren in de dierentuin van Tripoli in Libië

Fri, 09/07/2001
Een leeuw in de dierentuin van Tripoli, Libië. Bron: video CNN

Een leeuw in de dierentuin van Tripoli, Libië. Bron: video CNNOndanks de grote obstakels die de hulpverlening in Libië op dit moment bemoeilijken, is het IFAW er gisteren in geslaagd de dierentuin van Tripoli te bereiken. De langverwachte bevestiging bereikte ons via onze medewerker Hedia Baccar, die zich momenteel in Tunesië bevindt.

IFAW China Educates Locals on Asian Elephant Protection

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Wed, 01/18/2006
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Xishuangbanna, the last remaining rainforest in China, is home to 200 Asian elephants. Unfortunately, human development including farming and deforestation is creating human-elephant conflict in the region.

“I know elephants have lived around us for many years. They sometimes come down and eat our crops. My mom told me they killed one of the villagers because he was trying to hurt them,” said the 24-year-old Hani girl, Sangfin.

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Children play elephant games at IFAW's festival. Thousands of participants learned about the threats to Asian elephants and solutions to human-elephant conflict.

Holiday Gifts for Animals and People

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Fri, 12/02/2005
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You can make a donation in someone’s name to one of five IFAW campaigns. Gifts start at $25 and will directly help animals in need all over the world.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Whales Killed by Japan in Protected Waters

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Fri, 01/06/2006
The footage shows Japanese whalers using a high-powered harpoon to gun the minke whale down.  The harpoon embeds in the minke’s back, hooking the large whale, but failing to kill it. The whale is then reeled in and tethered to the side of the boat with the harpoon still embedded in it.
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Cape Cod, MA
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Patrick Ramage (IFAW, Ramage)
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Japanese whalers use high powered harpoons to kill a minke whale. Despite a global ban on commercial whaling, Japan is currently hunting 935 minke whales in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary.

IFAW Thrilled by Canada’s Green Party Stand on Commercial Seal Hunt

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Fri, 12/02/2005
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Party leader Jim Harris yesterday stated in a release that, “This government-subsidized seal hunt is a chapter in our history that needs to come to a close.”
 
“This is the first time in memory that the leader of a national party has spoken out against Canada's commercial seal hunt. This is historic,” said Olivier Bonnet, IFAW's Canadian Director.

Subsidies are key to supporting this cruel and wasteful hunt. Government-funded Coast Guard vessels smash pathways through the ice for sealers to gain access to the seals.

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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Fifth Health camp for Captive Elephants at Sonpur

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Tue, 11/29/2005
A three-member team from IFAW’s partner in India, the Wild Rescue Programme of Wildlife Trust of India, administered the health camps along with the Bihar Forest Department.

The 77 elephants receiving health checks is a significant rise in numbers over previous years.

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Sonpur, India
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Nick Jenkins (IFAW, United Kingdom)
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Program Officer Kadambari Miankar examines a captive elephant at the fifth elephant health camp held in Sonpur. <BR>

Time to Rethink Elephant Culling

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Wed, 11/23/2005
On Monday when they make presentations to the Department of Environment & Tourism (DEAT) headed by Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, a number of local and international animal welfare groups and scientists will present their views on why culling as a management tool to curtail the KNP’s elephant population is not an option.

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) and others will be weighing in against South African National Parks (SANParks), the custodians of KNP, which is calling for culling as a

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Cape Town, South Africa
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South African National Parks (SANParks) blame elephants for impacting on biodiversity within the Kruger National Park, yet so far they have not produced sufficient scientific evidence to back up this assumption.

IFAW&#8217;s Emergency Relief Team starts rescuing wildlife in Chile after Oil Spill

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Fri, 11/18/2005
Following a request for help from Chile’s Antofagasta University an international team of experts from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) with experience in oiled wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, arrived on the scene.

“We received the request of support through Dr. Carlos Guerra, Director of Wildlife Response of Antofagasta University”, said Beatriz Bugeda, Director of IFAW Latin America.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Call for Ban on Captive Breeding as Investigation Reveals Wildlife Industry&#8217;s &#8220;Dirty Underbelly&#8221;

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Tue, 11/15/2005
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IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today released the findings and documentary film evidence of its investigation into the captive breeding of large predators in South Africa.

“Our evidence proves that captive breeding of large predators is an industry responsible for encouraging, supporting and enabling the abuse of wildlife,” said Helen Dagut, Campaigns Manager for IFAW Southern Africa.

“If captive breeding, other than for bona fide conservation purposes, was banned, we would rapidly

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Cape Town, South Africa
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It is estimated that about 3,000 lions are currently being held in captive breeding facilities in South Africa. IFAW recently completed an investigation into the industry which proves that captive breeding is an industry responsible for encouraging, supporting and enabling the abuse of wild life - providing prey for &quot;canned&quot; hunts and for the local and international wildlife trades.