Spotlight Africa: Adoption dramas in Amboseli

vri, 07/27/2012
Elfrida leading the EA family, her "twins" following her

Elfrida leading the EA family, her "twins" following herI’m typing quietly today, because as I write this in my tent in the research camp, part of the EA family is feeding about 20 metres away from me. They all look fat and healthy, like the rest of the Amboseli elephant population, thanks to our good rains.

SLIDESHOW: Seize (of) the Day!

maa, 07/30/2012
Seize (of) the Day!

Customs Officer Brisbane Kotaru with some of the seized butterflies.Last week in Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands, the local Customs Intelligence Team intercepted and seized a consignment of four parcels.

Last chance to show your support for Australian Marine Reserves

zon, 07/29/2012
Last chance to show your support for Australian Marine Reserves

Last month a historic proposal was revealed that would make Australia home to the world’s largest network of marine protected areas.

If you haven’t seen the consultation paper, you can download it here. For IFAW’s breakdown of what the marine reserves will mean for you as a water-loving Australian you can read my earlier post here.

Australia’s unsung wildlife heroes

don, 07/26/2012
A Wallaroo ‘pinkie’ is nurtured back to health

Orphaned joeys recuperate in the 'Roo room'.My first day in the job as Native Wildlife Campaigner for the International Fund for Animal Welfare in Australia, I arrived in Townsville, North Queensland for the eighth Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference.

Blessée et séparée de son troupeau par de terribles inondations en Inde, Dhara est désormais entre les mains des vétérinaires

vri, 07/13/2012
Dhara sort la tête par la fenêtre de la clinique. Crédits : IFAW/S.Bararuah

Radiographie de Dhara. Crédits : IFAW/S.BarbaruahLe 28 juin dernier, nous avons accueilli Dhara, un éléphanteau femelle.  

Dhara fait partie de ces milliers d’animaux sauvages frappés par la mousson mortelle qui sévit actuellement dans l’État d’Assam, au nord-est de l’Inde.

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Wild Animal Orphanage tiger rescue: On the road!

vri, 11/12/2010
Rescued tiger

One of the three tigers being moved is checked.

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Bali, Titan and Java are now making their way to their new home at the Carolina Tiger Rescue sanctuary in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Their life-changing voyage started early yesterday morning in San Antonio when IFAW staff met with colleagues from the Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) and the Texas Animal Resource Team (TXSART) near the big cat enclosures at 7:00 am.

WATCH + READ: recent dolphin strandings bring daunting memories of winter

don, 07/26/2012
WATCH + READ: recent dolphin strandings bring daunting memories of winter

I had the privilege of spending a week working with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Project in Sarasota, Florida last week.  It was a wonderful opportunity to learn from other researchers and to further refine our health assessment and satellite tagging.  It was rewarding and a bit exhausting.  I arrived home a bit late Saturday night, having just a couple of hours to spend with my family before crashing.  My plan for Sunday was to spend a wonderful and relaxing day at home.

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Spotlight Europe: Dutch leadership stand up to stop elephant poaching surge

woe, 07/25/2012
Riekkert Reijnen, Dutch Campaign Officer for IFAW Netherlands hands the Dutch Se

Riekkert Reijnen, Dutch Campaign Officer for IFAW Netherlands hands the Dutch Secretary of State on Environment Mr Hans Bleker our supporter’s petition signatures.Elephant poaching and illegal trade are at their highest levels in decades.

Video from Amboseli: recovering from the 2009 drought

din, 07/31/2012

When the rains came after the 2009 drought in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, the vegetation grew and the elephant population finally began to recover. However many of the older matriarchs, leaders of the elephant family groups, were lost in the drought.

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