http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/27 en Rescued from horrendous cruelty, inspirational "moon bear" Chu Chu dies peacefully in China http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/rescued-horrendous-cruelty-inspirational-moon-bear-chu-chu-dies-peacefully-china <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/grace-ge-gabriel">Grace Ge Gabriel</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 07/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu, an Asiatic Black Bear, rescued from a life in cruel captivity." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Grace%20at%20work_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 405px;" title="Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu, an Asiatic Black Bear, rescued from a life in cruel captivity." /></p> <p><strong>Chu Chu, the Asiatic black bear who inspired me to join the cause for animal welfare nearly two decades ago, recently died peacefully in China.</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/rescued-horrendous-cruelty-inspirational-moon-bear-chu-chu-dies-peacefully-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Wildlife trade Political advocacy Bears Animals Asia Foundation Asiatic Black Bears bear bile Chu Chu Grace Ge Gabriel Moon bears Pan Yu Bear Sanctuary Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:28:39 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 100760 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: Rescued helpless Russian bear cubs mature into independent, free adults http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/watch-rescued-helpless-russian-bear-cubs-mature-independent-free-adults <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/whales/dr-maria-masha-n-vorontsova">Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 05/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zWiwYC8_kaA" width="610"></iframe></p> <p><em>The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The post below comes in to&nbsp;us from IFAW Russia Office staff member Mila Danilova.<strong> -- MV</strong></em></p> <p class="rtecenter"><strong><em>~~~</em></strong></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/zWiwYC8_kaA&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zWiwYC8_kaA&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWiwYC8_kaA"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-zWiwYC8_kaA_15.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/watch-rescued-helpless-russian-bear-cubs-mature-independent-free-adults" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Bears bear rescue center orphan release russia Wildlife Video Tue, 13 May 2014 17:14:33 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 100236 at http://www.ifaw.org Six hand-reared bears learning the ways of the Northern Indian forest http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/six-hand-reared-bears-learning-ways-northern-indian-forest <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/92736">Sheren Shrestha</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 05/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="IFAW animal keepers, Lakhiram Bhuyan and Rama Umpo, follow orphan bears acclimatizing to wild " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/bear%20walk%20on%2022nd%20January-v2__0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 542px;" title="IFAW animal keepers, Lakhiram Bhuyan and Rama Umpo, follow orphan bears acclimatizing to wild " />IFAW Bear Rescue Centre field officer Soumya Dasgupta filed this report about six hand-reared bears growing up and growing wild in Northeast India. <strong>&ndash;SS</strong></em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/six-hand-reared-bears-learning-ways-northern-indian-forest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Bears India Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary orphan bears Mon, 12 May 2014 17:02:34 +0000 Sheren Shrestha 100200 at http://www.ifaw.org Chinese legislature moves to criminalize buying and consumption of endangered animals http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/chinese-legislature-moves-criminalize-buying-and-consumption-endangered-animals <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/grace-ge-gabriel">Grace Ge Gabriel</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 04/24/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The proposed bill from the Chinese legislature would protect tigers and other endangered species from commercial slaughter." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/XX187_web_3.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="The proposed bill from the Chinese legislature would protect tigers and other endangered species from commercial slaughter." />According to a new bill presented to the standing Committee of the National People&#39;s Congress (NPC) this week, eating endangered animals or even buying them for other purposes would break criminal law and perpetrators </p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/chinese-legislature-moves-criminalize-buying-and-consumption-endangered-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Bears Rhinos Tigers China legislation tigers wildlife trade Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:19:05 +0000 Grace Ge Gabriel 100012 at http://www.ifaw.org Traditional Assamese New Year brings new opportunity for orphaned bears in India http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/traditional-assamese-new-year-brings-new-opportunity-orphaned-bears-india <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/nizira-borgoyari">Nizira Borgoyari</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 04/22/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Asiatic black bears are illegally persecuted for their gall bladder, skin and paws. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/T2_walking-the-forest_Dec-12_sashanka_webII.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 421px;" title="Asiatic black bears are illegally persecuted for their gall bladder, skin and paws. " />Festive occasions for people are not always good times for wildlife in some parts of Assam, with miscreants breaking into forests to hunt wild animals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/traditional-assamese-new-year-brings-new-opportunity-orphaned-bears-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Bears bears India rehabilitation release rescue Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:42:50 +0000 Nizira Borgoyari 99974 at http://www.ifaw.org How do you know when to rescue an orphaned Russian bear cub? http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/how-do-you-know-when-rescue-orphaned-russian-bear-cub <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/whales/dr-maria-masha-n-vorontsova">Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 03/05/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The cubs quickly begin to drink milk from a bottle. They each take 35 ml milk every 3-4 hours. They are kept in a warm room in a special wooden box with a heating pad on the floor, imitating their mother's warmth. c. IFAW" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/ru_cub_feeding_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 405px;" title="The cubs quickly begin to drink milk from a bottle. They each take 35 ml milk every 3-4 hours. They are kept in a warm room in a special wooden box with a heating pad on the floor, imitating their mother's warmth. c. IFAW" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/how-do-you-know-when-rescue-orphaned-russian-bear-cub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Bears center den Hunt orphaned Putin rehabilitation russia Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:49:56 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 99504 at http://www.ifaw.org