Did President Obama just authorize the slaughter of horses in the US?

vri, 12/02/2011

I loved and rode horses as child.  Chester, a spirited, chestnut horse, was my friend and partner on the trails surrounding Walden Pond in Massachusetts.  The two of us spent countless days together, enjoying our exercise and our friendship.  Horses in America are companion animals – friends like dogs, cats and other domestic pets.

Floating Classroom: Teachers get in on the act

don, 12/01/2011
Kara training teachers on the Floating Classroom curriculum.

Teachers on the pier with a whale size reel.“I think we will have to take one this down to the pier!”, shouted the teacher from Grand Fond Primary school.

In her hands was one end of string, the end of 80 feet of string to be exact, and she was uncoiling it as her partner, another teacher participating in the Floating Classroom teacher training, held the other end. 

Pulled from Thai flood-waters, Pigtail and puppies are safe and dry

woe, 11/30/2011
Thai flood survivor, "Pigtail"

International Fund for Animal Welfare veterinarian Kati Loeffler reports from flood-stricken Bangkok after her visit to IFAW-supported Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand (WFFT) and other groups caring for thousands of dogs in need.

IFAW provides operational support to the personnel of Congolese national park Odzala-Kokoua in their fight against poaching

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The Odzala-Kokoua National Park in north-eastern Congo recently received nearly €100,000 (US$ 140,000) of equipment from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) to support rangers in their mission to protect local wildlife.

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Buddhist leaders make an encouraging commitment to wildlife conservation

woe, 11/30/2011
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje c. IFAW/WTI/Paarth NairRecently I attended a meeting of Buddhist leaders and practitioners from around the world in New Delhi to celebrate the 2,600 Anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment and to consider how best to apply Buddhist principles to address the environmental crisis facing the world.

Norwegen: Walfang keine Gefahr für Wale

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din, 11/29/2011

Die Konferenz der über 100 Mitgliedsstaaten des Zwischenstaatlichen Abkommens Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) in Bergen, Norwegen, konnte sich nicht darauf einigen, Walfang als eine Gefahr für Wale anzuerkennen. Insbesondere der Einspruch Norwegens hatte die Nennung des Walfangs verhindert.

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Bedrohte Gibbons in Indien umgesiedelt

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Bedrohte Gibbons in Indien umgesiedelt

Diese Woche starteten Tierärzte und Biologen des IFAW-WTI (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds-Wildlife Trust of India), einen Rettungseinsatz im Nordosten Indiens, um eine isolierte Gruppe bedrohter Hulock-Gibbons in ein sicheres Schutzgebiet zu bringen. Die in kleinen Baumgruppen gestrandeten Gibbons gehören zu den letzten ihrer Art in Indien. Die ersten beiden Tiere wurden erfolgreich umgesiedelt und gestern im Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary ausgewildert.

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Global Buddhist Congregation endorses global declaration on environment preservation

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Buddhist scholars and environment conservationists today endorsed a global declaration to apply Buddhist principles in societal, consumer and political decision-making frameworks to address the current environmental crisis.

In recent years, there is a growing tendency for humans to influence environmental and conservation decisions for short-term gains. Indiscriminate developmental activities have drastically modified the environment, causing negative implications to life on earth.

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Endangered gibbons translocated to safety in India

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Endangered gibbons translocated to safety in India

A rescue operation to save an isolated group of endangered Hoolock gibbons began on Sunday in the remote village of Dello in northeast India. Stranded in small clusters of trees, the gibbons are some of the last apes found in India. The first two individuals were successfully translocated and released into a safe habitat in Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, yesterday.

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