Tigers, lions, and other exotic animals rushed to wildlife sanctuaries as facility folds in Ohio

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vri, 06/01/2012
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.ifaw.org) announced today an emergency grant to help cover medicine and transportation costs to move 32 exotic animals from a failing facility in Ohio to accredited sanctuaries in North Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, Nevada and California. The rescue comes a week after the Ohio House voted in favor of Senate Bill 310 which would ban the acquisition, sale and breeding of big cats and other restricted species in the state.

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Mais que se passe-t-il chez les dauphins ?

WATCH: Siobhan Magnus, CEO Fred O’Regan and others at the 2012 IFAW Animal Action Awards

vri, 06/01/2012

CEO Fred O’Regan, Siobhan Magnus and other IFAW staff discuss the 2012 Animal Action Awards.

There are three things I like best about my job: sharing my passion for animal welfare and conservation with young people, spending time with individuals who work on the ground protecting animals, and meeting our supporters, who make everything we do to save animals possible.

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Iraq Spotlight: A step towards CITES

vri, 02/10/2012
Iraq Spotlight: A step towards CITES

c. IFAWThe Council of Representatives of Iraq has finished the second reading of a draft law to join the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The majority of council members during the 23rd session agreed there is a need to join CITES and protect wildlife in Iraq.

Orcabestand im Südpolarmeer nimmt ab - Koalition von Umweltverbänden fordert Schutzgebiet

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don, 05/31/2012
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Der Antarktische Seehecht schwindet - und mit ihm die Orcas
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Der Antarktische Seehecht schwindet - und mit ihm die Orcas

Die Orcapopulation im Rossmeer geht seit dem Start des Fischfangs in diesem Seegebiet in den 1990er Jahren zurück. Das ergibt eine Studie, die heute in dem Wissenschaftsmagazin „Marine Mammal“ erscheint.

„Diese neue Untersuchung belegt, dass die Wale im Antarktischen Meer keinesfalls sicher sind“, kommentiert Dr. Ralf Sonntag, Meeresexperte des IFAW-Deutschland (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds). „Sie zeigt, dass Maßnahmen zur Rettung der Wale dringend notwendig sind.“

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1,5 ton slagtanden van olifanten onderschept in Sri Lanka

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don, 05/31/2012
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De partij van 1,5 ton slagtanden die vorige week dinsdag in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in beslag werd genomen, was de grootste berg ivoor die in deze eilandstaat ooit werd onderschept. En dat is een zorgelijke ontwikkeling, want ivoorsmokkelaars worden kennelijk steeds brutaler en inventiever in het ontwikkelen van nieuwe smokkelroutes.

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Candian Northern Dogs: Making the tough, but necessary calls

don, 05/31/2012
Two of the feral pups with one of the owned dogs where they live.

Two of the feral pups with one of the owned dogs where they live.The Northern Dogs team retraced our steps back to the first community again today so that Jessica and Karen could go into both the elementary school and high school while Heidi and Stef walked the street. 

IFAW urges Ohio Gov. Kasich to sign strong big cats legislation

din, 05/29/2012
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Last week, the Ohio legislature passed broad legislation banning the possession of big cats and other dangerous wildlife animals in the state, and sent the bill to Gov. John Kasich for his signature.

Canadian Northern Dogs: More about the wonderful and less about the scary

din, 05/29/2012
Stef getting to know one of the locals on her street walk.

Stef getting to know one of the locals on her street walk.As part of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Northern Dogs Project, a team of veterinarians, vet technicians and humane educators head north each spring to provide much needed veterinary services and information on everything ‘dog’ to communities that are between 15 and 25 hours away.