With regard to population management, 'too many' really means 'not enough'

maa, 04/30/2012
With regard to population management, 'too many' really means 'not enough'

Around the world, dogs and cats are poisoned, beaten, neglected or otherwise abused because there are “too many” of them. A few seemingly simple solutions have been widely employed to solve the problem. Killing, removing, or sterilizing animals are tools routinely used by communities to reduce the numbers of dogs and cats.

Amboseli: Calm before a storm?

don, 05/03/2012
Amboseli: Calm before a storm? c. IFAW/E. Wamba.

Amboseli: Calm before a storm? c. IFAW/E. Wamba. Teeming with life

In my previous visits to Amboseli Park, I had not experienced as much wildlife as I did recently. The long rains have delayed and the Park is the only area animals can access water and food in the swamps.  

Spotlight India: Pre-monsoon showers come like the festival bonus for little elephants

vri, 04/27/2012
Little Nunai the elephant at the IFAW CWRC in India.

Little Nunai the elephant at the IFAW CWRC in India.When the spring comes, the rains are not far behind. Yes, this is the season of pre- monsoon in Northeast India. Kaziranga experienced the first pre-monsoon showers of the year today.

Big cat got your tongue, Congressman?

vri, 04/27/2012
Big cat got your tongue, Congressman?

This past Wednesday on Capitol Hill, Members of Congress were given the rare opportunity to handle two tiger cubs that were only four weeks old. 

Unfortunately, by doing so, the Members and their employees were unwittingly exacerbating a growing nationwide problem.  They also may have been violating U.S. Department of Agriculture policy against such activities.

Ohio Senate passes bill to restrict big cats as pets

don, 04/26/2012
Ohio Senate passes bill to restrict big cats as pets

UPDATE: The Ohio Dangerous Wild Animal Act was signed into law on June 5, 2012 by Governor John Kasich. Ohio now joins the majority of states in restricitng private ownership of dangerous wildlife.

Yesterday, the Ohio Senate voted 30-1 in favor of a bill aimed at addressing the problem of unregulated big cats and other dangerous animals throughout the state. 

How you’re helping on the frontline of wildlife protection in Kenya

maa, 04/30/2012

In this video interview, International Fund for Animal Welfare, James Isiche Director, Eastern Africa, gives a terrific overview of the challenges of working in developing countries like Kenya to protect elephants, rhinos, lions and other wildlife.

James exemplifies IFAW’s approach of relying on local wildlife experts in each country where we work.

See video

Blickpunkt Kenia: Die GB-Familie hält junge Elefantenforscher auf Trab

woe, 04/25/2012
„Geetas weibliches Kalb, das 100. Kalb im Babyboom des Amboseli-Nationalparks.“

„Geetas weibliches Kalb, das 100. Kalb im Babyboom des Amboseli-Nationalparks.“Elefanten sind launisch. Mittlerweile glaube ich sogar fast, dass die Amboseli-Elefanten 40 Jahre lang uns erforscht haben und nicht wir sie.

Minister Must Act Now To Save Threatened Koalas

Publication Date: 
don, 04/26/2012
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© IFAW/Chris Ord
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© IFAW/Chris Ord

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW, www.ifaw.org) is calling for Environment Minister Tony Burke to list koalas as a threatened species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act). Minister Burke is due to make the decision on 30 April, having already extended the deadline twice to allow consideration of further information from the Threatened Species Scientific Committee.

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Spaanse koning Juan Carlos begaat domme blunder met trofeejacht

woe, 04/18/2012
Spaanse koning Juan Carlos begaat domme blunder met trofeejacht

Whale Alert app voor iPad wereldwijd groot in het nieuws

woe, 04/18/2012
Whale Alert app voor iPad wereldwijd groot in het nieuws

Twee weken geleden onthulde het IFAW in samenwerking met onze partners een nieuwe app voor iPad en iPhone, waarmee schepen op de vaarroutes langs de oostkust van de VS een bijdrage kunnen leveren aan de bescherming van bedreigde noordkapers tegen botsingen met grote schepen. We waren allemaal enthousiast dat we deze geweldige doorbraak op onze persconferentie in Boston konden laten zien en delen. Maar we hadden niet verwacht dat het verhaal over onze walvis-app zoveel media-aandacht zou trekken! Via kranten, internet, televisie en radio werd onze walvis-app wereldnieuws.