Top ten heroic animal rescues of 2013

Dec 24 2013
Top ten heroic animal rescues of 2013

IFAW has led or helped with dozens of animal rescues around the world, from the care of the tiniest orphan babies to the logistical nightmare that is an elephant transfer.

The past year was as diverse—and dramatic—as any in the rescues we accomplished.

This is the first of two reviews highlighting the best moments of the year.

1. Big Moves for 34 Big Cats

Marine mammal scientists gather in New Zealand to discuss non-lethal whale research

Dec 19 2013
IFAW Marine Mammal Conservation and Animal Welfare Research Award winner, Simon

IFAW Marine Mammal Conservation and Animal Welfare Research Award winner, Simon Allen and IFAW Marine Campaigner Sharon Livermore.Last week in Dunedin, New Zealand, some 1,200 attendees gathered for the Society of Marine Mammalogy biennial conference.

Kuwait holds successful prevention of wildlife trafficking training

Dec 30 2013
Kuwait holds successful prevention of wildlife trafficking training

Recently, IFAW office in UAE joined Kuwaiti authorities to organize a four-day training workshop on prevention of wildlife trafficking for officials concerned with wildlife trade.Since Kuwait's joining of CITES in 2001, authorities have been making every effort to combat wi

Helping communities manage roaming dog populations with UNDP in Bosnia

Dec 27 2013
Helping communities manage roaming dog populations with UNDP in Bosnia

A roaming dog in the streets of Lopare, Bosnia.Recently, Amela Cosovic Medic, Sector Coordinator for Justice and Security for the United Nations Development Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina spoke about the UNDP’s work with IFAW at a VIP opening of the art exhibition called “Why Dogs?” at the Bela Vida gallery in Sarajevo.&n

WATCH: Germany's Tiertafel vet clinic, a table full of food and medicine for animals

Dec 19 2013

I am sure it must have been fate that IFAW’s regional partner organization, the Tiertafel, was using the same slogan as IFAW: “A better world for animals and people”.

When I spoke to Claudia Hollm, founder of the Tiertafel, for the first time five years ago, it was clear immediately that our philosophy is very similar – despite our working within different scales.

WATCH: Germany's Tiertafel vet clinic, a table full of food and medicine for animals

Dec 19 2013

I am sure it must have been fate that IFAW’s regional partner organization, the Tiertafel, was using the same slogan as IFAW: “A better world for animals and people”.

When I spoke to Claudia Hollm, founder of the Tiertafel, for the first time five years ago, it was clear immediately that our philosophy is very similar – despite our working within different scales.

WATCH: Germany's Tiertafel vet clinic, a table full of food and medicine for animals

Dec 19 2013

I am sure it must have been fate that IFAW’s regional partner organization, the Tiertafel, was using the same slogan as IFAW: “A better world for animals and people”.

When I spoke to Claudia Hollm, founder of the Tiertafel, for the first time five years ago, it was clear immediately that our philosophy is very similar – despite our working within different scales.

EU Provides Glimmer of Hope for Elephants in 2014 After Dismal 2013

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Dec 19 2013
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EU Provides Glimmer of Hope for Elephants in 2014 After Dismal 2013

More than 41 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in 2013, the largest quantity in 25-years.

However, the fact that up to 50,000 elephants a year are now being slaughtered for their ivory seems to have shocked world leaders out of their ennui and into action to halt poaching and ivory trafficking, says IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).

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Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic Airguns, According to New Data

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Dec 19 2013
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Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic

New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Atlantic right whales off the Virginia coast are in the path of proposed seismic airgun use. These whales, of which only about 500 remain worldwide, were assumed to be less common in the area than new data suggests, raising questions about the risks of proceeding with planned seismic airgun use. The new data shows that these whales are present throughout the year at varying distances off the coast of Virginia.

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Washington, D.C.
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Cynthia Carson (IFAW DC)
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