Despite their misfortunes, two orphaned rhinos form a bond in India

Fri, 04/25/2014
Despite their misfortunes, two orphaned rhinos form a bond in India

Dwimalu and Purabi are calm and composed. Dwimalu and Purabi are calm and composed. © IFAW-WTI/S.BhattacharjeeTwo years ago, on the eve of Bihu (festival of harvest and New Year for people of Assam) in April, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) team in Greater Manas received some miserable news.

From Africa, President Obama strikes back against poaching epidemic

Mon, 07/01/2013
July 1st, 2013: President Obama announcing an Executive Order.

From a press conference in Dar El Salam, Tanzania, US President Barack Obama announced an Executive Order to help combat wildlife trafficking. Image source: WH.gov/LIVEPresident Obama’s African trip is already paying off in a big way for wildlife.

WATCH: mother rhino and little one reunited in India

Mon, 04/08/2013

In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury, making baby rhino noises, then we see the new baby rhino and her mother reunited after a short separation. 

This post about a recent rhino calf birth was submitted by Sheren Shrestha, IFAW-WTI staff working in India. - IR

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13 things you should not buy on your vacation

Thu, 12/13/2012
Trinkets and carvings made from ivory are among the items to avoid when purchasi

Trinkets and carvings made from ivory are among the items to avoid when purchasing souvenirs abroad.Planning on taking a vacation? If you’re like most people, you’ll want to bring the folks back home souvenirs from the places you visited.

Secretary Clinton commits US government to saving global wildlife from trade

Wed, 11/21/2012
Secretary Clinton commits US government to saving global wildlife from trade

Think Twice about buying wildlife sourced products.Recently the U.S. government has been making various public statements aimed at addressing wildlife crime – the most dramatic of which happened very recently. 

Rare rhinos spotted in the wild for the first time in 26 years

Thu, 09/20/2012
Rare rhinos spotted in the wild for the first time in 26 years

If you are following the news these days, you likely know that rhinos are in crisis. 

Experts agree that the rampant illegal killing of black and white rhinos in Africa for their horns is at a point where the global community must band together to fight the poaching of this species, or else risk losing this incredible group of animals during our lifetime. 

Stopping criminals from making a killing on illegal ivory trade

Mon, 06/04/2012
Ivory figurines and trinkets on sale at an illegal market.

Ivory figurines and trinkets on sale at an illegal market.While the ivory wars of the 1980’s more than halved the African elephant population in a short decade, we’re seeing a resurgence of poaching today that is proving bloodier than ever.