Building Capacity for Tanzania Government Officials to Fight Wildlife Crime

Publication Date: 
Tue, 02/07/2012

More than 30 officials from wildlife law enforcement, customs, immigration, ports, judicial and park management in Tanzania are attending a national training workshop to enhance their capacity and ability to fight and prevent wildlife crimes.

Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Elizabeth Wamba (IFAW East Africa)
Contact phone: 
+254 (20) 8072197/2406708
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Three Canadian gals stop at nothing to build needy northern puppies winter shelters

Tue, 02/07/2012
Jan, Stef and some of the dogs they're helping with your support.

Jan, Stef and some of the dogs they're helping with your support.I meant to update everyone on the dog house build for the northern community but between travel and a travel bug, I’ve been away or in bed.

Recherche sur les éléphants d’Amboseli : le mystère de la famille EA

Fri, 09/09/2011
Recherche sur les éléphants d’Amboseli : le mystère de la famille EA

L’adorable Eloïse et ses grosses défenses croisées. Ses yeux sont mi-clos et elle paraît avoir sommeil, comme dans toutes les autres photos que j’ai prises d’elle.La famille EA est parmi les plus grandes à l’étude ici, à Amboseli.

La fin de l’été arrive, c’est la rentrée pour les responsables européens

Wed, 09/14/2011
La fin de l’été arrive, c’est la rentrée pour les responsables européens

Dans la plupart des zones francophones, la rentrée marque le retour sur les bancs de l’école des élèves, impatients ou non, après de longues vacances scolaires.

Ici, à Bruxelles, c’est un peu différent. Lorsque quelqu’un aborde le thème de « la rentrée », il entend plus probablement le retour au travail des eurocrates, des responsables et des parlementaires après leurs vacances d’été.

IFAW says sealers should not pin hopes on Conservative Government support

Publication Date: 
Thu, 02/02/2012
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IFAW says sealers should not pin hopes on Conservative Government support
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Beater harp seal the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada © IFAW/S. Cook

A “Day of the Seal” was arranged by Canada’s Conservative government on Parliament Hill today, purportedly to show support for sealers, but according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the government is falling short. The animal welfare group says that what is needed now is a clear transition plan to help sealers manage the inevitable failure of the industry.

Press Location: 
TORONTO
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Michelle Cliffe, (IFAW Canada)
Contact phone: 
+1 647 986 4329
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What’s the life of a sea lion worth?

Fri, 02/03/2012
What’s the life of a sea lion worth?

Back in September, I wrote about the need to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) after six gray seals were found shot to death on beaches from Dennis to Chatham, Massachusetts. Today, I echo that sentiment even louder with the news out of Seattle that eight sea lions were found shot to death.

Calling for support of an American legacy: Marine mammals

Thu, 02/02/2012
Calling for Support of an American Legacy: Marine Mammals

IFAW MMRR team members and volunteers triage nine dolphins on Cape Cod only yesterday. All were successfully released.The waters and dolphins in Cape Cod are capturing attention on a worldwide scale, but unfortunately not for a positive reason.

VIDEO: Australia’s dolphins and whales harassed by water hoons

Thu, 02/02/2012
Authorities want to identify the ski pair, pictured above. Source The AU Mecury

Everyone knows Australians love the ocean. And if they can’t be in it, they want to be on it. We have around a million boats in our waters and while most people are having a nice relaxing time, enjoying their surroundings, unfortunately there are a few whose irresponsible behaviour is putting whales and dolphins at risk.

Wolven in Alaska gered

Tue, 11/29/2011
Wolven in Alaska gered

Het sneeuwt hier, in Alaska. Het is een rustige ochtend als we bij Wolf Dog USA arriveren, een particuliere wolvenkennel op ongeveer een uur rijden van Anchorage. Achterin het gebouw zitten 29 wolven en wolfshonden die voor 1 januari moeten worden gered, anders worden ze afgemaakt. We horen geen geblaf. Wolven blaffen niet om te waarschuwen of om aandacht te krijgen, zoals honden.

Rescue team’s Katie Moore to brief Congress in wake of unprecedented dolphin strandings

Thu, 02/02/2012
Two of the stranded dolphins from yesterday's rescue.

Two of the stranded dolphins from yesterday's rescue.This has been an exceptional stranding season for us - having already responded to 102 dolphins since January 12th .