Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/13 en New York State Assembly passes bill putting distance between public and big cats http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york-state-assembly-passes-bill-putting-distance-between-public-and-big-cats <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 06/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/tiger_seizure_ny_300px.jpg?1403188402" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The New York State Assembly late yesterday signed bill A.9004-C/S.6903-C (Rosenthal/Avella) into law.&nbsp; Introduced by Assembly Member, Linda B. Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) and initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>), the ruling prohibits direct contact between members of the public and tigers, lions and other dangerous wild animals owned by licensed dealers and exhibitors.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-york-state-assembly-passes-bill-putting-distance-between-public-and-big-cats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Tigers Big Cats Tigers Big Cas and Public Safety Protections Act big ctas lions tigers Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:36:55 +0000 adintino 100586 at http://www.ifaw.org Humpback Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/humpback-whale-disentangled-bay-fundy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 06/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a humpback whale Tuesday evening 50 miles offshore in the Bay of Fundy. The whale was identified by the Center for Coastal Studies as 9 year-old &quot;Hangglide,&quot; a frequent visitor to these waters.</p> <p>Caught up in two lobster trawls, the whale was anchored to the sea floor, unable to free itself. &quot;We&#39;re lucky it was a clear day,&quot; said Mackie Green, leader of the Campobello Whale Rescue Team. &quot;If there had been bad weather, that whale could have easily drowned before we got to him.&quot;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/humpback-whale-disentangled-bay-fundy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Animal rescue Whales Campobello Whale Rescue Team CWRT disentanglement humpback whale whale Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:43:37 +0000 adintino 100527 at http://www.ifaw.org Elephant calves take a step towards the wild http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/elephant-calves-take-step-towards-wild <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 06/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" title="Elephant calves take A step towards the wild" alt="Elephant calves take A step towards the wild" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/JB%20IFAW%20ellies%20zambia_300%20px.jpg?1402491149" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia&rsquo;s Kafue National Park.</p> <p>All the elephants at the Kafue Release Facility of Game Rangers International (GRI) are orphaned &ndash; mostly due to their mothers being poached for ivory. They are the lucky ones, plucked from certain death they were taken to the Lilayi Elephant Nursery in Zambia&rsquo;s capital Lusaka to receive round the clock care.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/elephant-calves-take-step-towards-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants animal rescue David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Elephant orphanage project elephants EOP Game Rangers International Ivory Kafue National Park poachers Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:07:19 +0000 adintino 100519 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW leads wildlife rescue in NY and finds new homes for lions, tigers, bears, wolves http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/100416 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 05/28/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="400" height="300" title="IFAW leads wildlife rescue in NY and finds new homes for lions, tigers, bears, wolves " alt="IFAW leads wildlife rescue in NY and finds new homes for lions, tigers, bears, w" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/photo%20300px.jpg?1401288387" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As an animal facility near Buffalo, NY closes its doors, 11 tigers, three lions, three black bears and two wolves need to find new homes. Working with six qualified U.S. sanctuaries and local authorities, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) found a solution.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/100416" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Tigers Wolves Big Cats Tigers Wolves bears big cats Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act big cats in captivity lions tigers wildlife rescue wolves Wed, 28 May 2014 12:45:34 +0000 adintino 100416 at http://www.ifaw.org Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgence in India http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/arrival-hand-reared-elephant-calves-contribute-national-park%E2%80%99s-resurgence-india <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 04/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" title="Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgence in India" alt="Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/CWRC%20Elephant%20Calves_300px.jpg?1397304407" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually reintegrated to the wild.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/arrival-hand-reared-elephant-calves-contribute-national-park%E2%80%99s-resurgence-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Elephants Animal rescue Elephants Asian Elephants elephants Manas National Park WTI Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:15:06 +0000 adintino 99897 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-cop-animal-rescue-teams-respond-double-volcano-threat-indonesia <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 02/20/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" title="IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia" alt="IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Indonesia_300px.jpg?1392911323" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW, the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> is working near Mt. Kelud in the Island of Java, and Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia to help companion animals, farm animals and wildlife displaced after volcanic eruptions forced the evacuation of nearby residents.</p> <p>Mt. Kelud, a 5,679-feet-high volcano, erupted on February 13 forcing the immediate evacuation of nearby villages. According to news reports, up to 36 villages situated six miles from the crater are in danger and 200,000 people are being asked to leave.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-cop-animal-rescue-teams-respond-double-volcano-threat-indonesia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Animal rescue Dogs & Cats cats cats and dogs Centre for Orangutan Protection companion animals CoP dogs farm animals Indonesia Mt Sinabung Mt. Kelud vocano Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:55:23 +0000 adintino 99387 at http://www.ifaw.org