Who will you be talking about this Harmony Day?

woe, 03/20/2013
Harmony Day Ribbon Photo:Wikimedia

Harmony Day Ribbon Photo:WikimediaThe message of Harmony Day this year is ‘Everyone Belongs’. This is a wonderful sentiment for a country whose multicultural influence forms the building blocks of the nation.

Cougar bites park maintenance worker

Incident date: 
woe, 07/12/2000
Date reported: 
woe, 07/12/2000
Date Published: 
woe, 07/12/2000 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Chippewa Falls
State: 
Wisconsin
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
Cougar bites park maintenance worker
Headline: 
Cougar bites park maintenance worker
Summary: 

A seasonal park maintenance employee at Irvine Park Zoo was bitten when she tried to pet a cougar. In an effort to help the woman, a coworker sprayed the cougar with water to stop the attack.

Publication: 
Chippewa Herald
Author: 
Alyssa Waters

De CITES-conferentie is beëindigd, er zijn successen behaald voor een betere toekomst voor dieren

don, 03/14/2013

In bovenstaande video geeft Azzedine Downes, directeur van het IFAW, een kijkje achter de schermen bij de 16e CITES-conferentie in Bangkok.

De 16e CITES CoP was erg succesvol: er komt meer bescherming voor haaien, we zijn dichterbij effectieve maatregelen om de georganiseerde wildlife misdaad tegen te gaan, met name stroperij en illegale handel in olifanten en neushoorns, en er komt meer controle op wildlife handel via internet.

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Leopard claws zoo handler, banished from stage in favor of breeding

Incident date: 
vri, 07/26/2002
Date reported: 
vri, 07/26/2002
Date Published: 
vri, 07/26/2002 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Tacoma
State: 
Washington
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
Leopard claws zoo handler, banished from stage in favor of breeding
Headline: 
Leopard claws zoo handler, banished from stage in favor of breeding
Summary: 

A 4-year-old male clouded leopard jumped on and scratched a handler at Point Defiance Zoo. Eighteen days earlier, the same animal scratched another handler’s leg.

Publication: 
Associated Press

My angst over China’s role in endangered wildlife trade

woe, 03/20/2013
Ivory for sale by a vendor in China. c. IFAW

Ivory for sale by a vendor in China. c. IFAWThe recent meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seriously challenged my mental tolerance.

In two photos of the same tiger, encouragement to carry on in India

don, 03/21/2013
Two photos, one tiger. Left picture taken Feb. 2011, picture on right – with no

Two photos, one tiger. Left picture taken Feb. 2011, picture on right – with no collar – taken Dec. 2012 © Field Director/Manas TRI believe in looking beyond the tiger.

Baby Elephants Snatched from Wild Herds - Who’s Issuing the Permits?

Publication Date: 
woe, 03/20/2013
Thumbnail: 
archive photo © IFAW/a.dintino
Image: 
archive photo © IFAW/a.dintino

Protection for elephants, or just an elaborate sham? That’s the question being asked after trucks transporting four young elephants were intercepted while transferring the calves to a “rehabilitation” centre last week.

According to a report by South Africa’s National Council of SPCA’s the elephants had been removed from their wild herds, because their mothers were to be shot at one of South Africa’s most infamous hunting ranches in North West Province.

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
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Mediacontact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
Contact phone: 
+27 21 701 8642
Mobiele telefoon: 
+27 82 330 2558
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Big cats and other wild reasons to dream

Incident date: 
zon, 01/19/2003
Date reported: 
zon, 01/19/2003
Date Published: 
zon, 01/19/2003 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Kirbyville
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
Big cats and other wild reasons to dream
Headline: 
Big cats and other wild reasons to dream
Summary: 

At the Exotic Cat Refuge and Wildlife Orphanage, a tiger bit two fingers off the hand of the facility's owner. Doctors were able to reattach one of the two fingers.

Publication: 
Texas-Houston Chronicle Magazine
Author: 
Jeannie Kever

Darling-but dangerous

Incident date: 
zon, 06/22/1997
Date reported: 
zon, 06/22/1997
Date Published: 
zon, 06/22/1997 (Gehele dag)
City: 
Boerne
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Naam: 
Darling-but dangerous
Headline: 
Darling-but dangerous
Summary: 

Sales of wild animals flourish in Texas because high-powered lobbyists and public interest in exotic ‘pets’ fuel the market—despite dangers to humans and animals alike.

Publication: 
Thumper.net Pride Lands Online
Author: 
James Pinkerton

Tiger takes morning stroll after escaping

Incident date: 
don, 03/20/1997
Date reported: 
don, 03/20/1997
Date Published: 
don, 03/20/1997 (Gehele dag)
City: 
San Antonio
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Escape
Naam: 
Tiger takes morning stroll after escaping
Headline: 
Tiger takes morning stroll after escaping
Summary: 

A tiger climbed a 10-foot fence at the Wild Animal Orphanage and escaped. The 300-pound Bengal tiger took a bath in a gully filled with water, killed a duck and ostrich, and wounded a llama. The tiger was eventually tranquilized and returned to her pen.

Publication: 
San Antonio Express-News
Author: 
Anita McDivtt