IFAW releases rescued orphan elephants to the wild in India

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Implemented by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org ) and its partner organization the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the release is part of an ongoing effort to integrate orphaned elephants into wild herds in Manas. This critical work is carried out with the support of the Assam Forest Department and the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).

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KWS partners with IFAW to determine Elephant Populations in Kenya’s largest Ecosystem

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vri, 02/04/2011
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The census participants are from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), International Fund for Animal welfare (IFAW -  www.ifaw.org), other Kenyan institutions and NGOs, and representatives from Tanzania, Southern Sudan and Uganda.

IFAW is providing fuel for aircrafts and vehicles, a census technical team and on-site assistance for the exercise in terms of logistical support for participants and administrative materials.

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Rare smuggled falcons released back to the wild

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The endangered falcons were seized by customs officials on November 21 at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. They were found swaddled in cloth, hooded and packed four to a box. The passenger, who checked the cartons as personal luggage, was removed from the plane, bound for the Middle East, and detained.

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Rescued Penguins Hit the Water for a Short Swim to Freedom

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din, 01/11/2011

On a perfect summer’s afternoon and cheered on by dozens of tourists on board the boat transporting the birds, the penguins plunged one by one over the edge into perfectly calm waters. To add to the idyllic scene, a school of Heavyside’s dolphins also arrived to greet the new arrivals.

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Oil giant plans new platform near feeding ground of critically endangered whale

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maa, 01/17/2011

Only around 130 whales of the critically endangered Western population exist today, and their primary feeding habitat – off Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East – is already besieged by multiple oil and gas exploration and development projects.  

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Senate Acts to Protect Sharks

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maa, 12/20/2010

The Shark Conservation Act, introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), would strengthen the 2000 finning law by requiring fishermen to land all sharks with their fins naturally attached to their bodies.  The bill also clarifies that any vessel landing shark fins, not just fishing vessels, must do so with them naturally attached to the carcass.

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Mercy mission saves hundreds of endangered penguin chicks

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The rescued chicks were taken to the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) where they will be hand-reared for a period of approximately six weeks before returning back to their colony.

Two hundred and thirty six of the rescued chicks came from Stony Point penguin colony, 155 from offshore Dyer Island, and 24 others were rescued from various colonies. This is the largest number of chicks SANCCOB has cared for at one time since 2007 when 481 abandoned chicks were treated.

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International whale watching conference to be held in Tokyo

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vri, 12/10/2010

Around 15 representatives of the country’s whale and dolphin watching associations will be at the meeting convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) at the UN University in Tokyo, along with representatives from the only other two countries still whaling for commercial purposes – Iceland and Norway, as well as delegates from the Caribbean and elsewhere.

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Rare Falcons Confiscated at Moscow Airport

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maa, 11/22/2010
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The birds – called gyrfalcons – were discovered in two cartons being loaded with luggage into the hold of a plane bound for the Middle East. They were swaddled in cloth, hooded, and packed four to a box. The woman who checked the cartons as luggage was removed from the plane and detained. She has been released pending a court appearance.

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Third tiger killed as tiger summit closes in St. Petersburg

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woe, 11/24/2010

The incidents highlight two of the major threats to tigers including poaching and conflict with people, as governments from tiger range countries meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia finalized a new global plan to save the species from extinction.

Tiger populations have plummeted by 97% percent during the past century and as few as 3,000 wild tigers survive in a few scattered pockets of habitat in Asia.

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