At South Africa's Athlone School, children with special needs get a chance to learn about animals

maa, 12/17/2012

In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the author and supporting staff interviewed tell us about how these visually challenged children share this most positive of experiences. Take a moment to watch. - ED

Landmark Victory as Hunt pleads guilty to offences under the Hunting Act

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maa, 12/17/2012
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The Heythrop Hunt and two of its members pleaded guilty today to offences under the Hunting Act 2004 at Oxford Magistrates' Court.

The Heythrop Hunt Ltd pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawfully hunting a wild fox with dogs in a landmark victory in the campaign against the cruel sport of hunting with dogs. It is the first time that an entire Hunt has been faced with corporate charges and been found guilty of illegal hunting.

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London
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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Een overwinning voor de wetenschap en de publieke opinie op de walvisjacht

don, 12/06/2012
Een harpoenkanon op de boeg van een walvisschip.

Een harpoenkanon op de boeg van een walvisschip.Het zijn drukke weken geweest in de wereld van de walvisjacht.

Gezonde wetenschap en wereldwijde protesten hebben gezegevierd: het lijkt erop dat de Republiek Korea zijn plannen voor een jacht op walvissen voor wetenschappelijke doeleinden heeft opgegeven.

Weihnachten bei der Hamburger Tiertafel

vri, 12/14/2012
Auch Tiere lieben Weihnachtsgeschenke!

Alle Jahre wieder findet in den Ausgabestellen der Tiertafel-Deutschland e.V. eine Weihnachtsbescherung statt. Die Besitzer dürfen sich für ihre Lieblinge etwas wünschen, was über die Futterration hinaus dringend benötigt wird: ein neues Körbchen, Hundeleine oder ein Kratzbaum für die Katze. In diesem Jahr war Nadine von Brodorotti, Praktikantin in unserer Pressestelle, erstmals mit dem IFAW-Team dabei und half, die vielen gespendeten Geschenke an die richtigen Empfänger zu verteilen. Hier schildert sie ihre Erlebnisse bei der Tiertafel-Weihnacht:

In the Philippines, Typhoon Pablo serves as a vivid reminder of why we reach out after disasters

zon, 12/16/2012
In the Philippines, Typhoon Pablo serves as a vivid reminder of why we reach out

The author surveys the damage in Mindanao. c. IFAW/PAWSCompostela Valley, Davao Oriental and Agusan del Sur are areas that many people would not be able to point out on a map. 

When I heard that these were the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Bopha, locally known as Pablo, I had to look them up. 

Azzedine Downes appointed new President and CEO of IFAW

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The Board of Directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today announced the appointment of Mr. Azzedine Downes as the new President and CEO, effective 1 January 2013.

“We are delighted that Mr. Downes has accepted the position,” said Ms. Kathleen Savesky, IFAW Board Chair. “Azzedine has provided leadership to IFAW for many years in his position as Executive Vice President and he is a natural choice to step up and take the reins to guide IFAW’s future growth and development.”

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Kerry Branon (IFAW HQ)
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Invitation to EU Environment Ministers to Exchange Polar Bear Gifts rather than Polar Bear Parts

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Editors: High-resolution photos and video from the gift exchange will be available

For more information please contact: Adrian Hiel +32 (0)473 86 34 61

WHAT: EU Environment Ministers are invited to receive a free Polar Bear Christmas decoration from IFAW activists in polar bear costumes.

WHERE: In front of the EU Council building

WHEN: 9:30 – 10:00 Monday,  Dec. 17th before the EU Environment Council Meeting

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Brussels, Belgium
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韩国放弃残忍捕鲸计划获称赞

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woe, 12/05/2012
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        鉴于国际社会的舆论压力,韩国放弃了其恢复捕鲸的计划。

        自今年7月韩国政府在巴拿马首都巴拿马城召开的国际捕鲸委员会(IWC)年会上宣布了其计划开始实施所谓的科研捕鲸之后,韩国政府收到了来自世界各地数万公众发来的抗议邮件,其中很多人是IFAW的支持者。

        递交正式提案的最后期限是12月3日,在这一天,韩国政府并没有发出官方声明。而IFAW目前已获悉,韩国决定转而进行非致命性的研究。

        IFAW国际鲸保护项目主任Patrick Ramage说:“韩国政府作出了正确的选择,应该受到赞扬。在21世纪,这种打着科学旗号的捕鲸活动是毫无必要的,以商业目的对鲸类进行捕杀的行为既不道德,同时对生态造成破坏,并且毫无经济价值。”

        “当韩国在其海域内着手进行领先的非致命性鲸类研究时,我们将随时准备通过任何适当的方式为其提供支持。”

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英国伦敦
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Last ones out: wild animal sanctuary’s feral cats finally find new homes

maa, 12/24/2012
A feral Katrina refugee gets a new lease on life as a barn cat

A feral Katrina refugee gets a new lease on life as a barn catThe Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) in Northwest San Antonio Texas was forced to close due to a financial crisis. 

The sanctuary is empty now.

It reminds us of a ghost town with the empty enclosures, quiet machinery and overgrown pathways. The only sound is birds singing in the trees.

SLIDESHOW: Rettung eines Gibbon-Babys mit Familie in Indien

vri, 12/07/2012
SLIDESHOW: Rettung eines Gibbon-Babys mit Familie in Indien