Elation in the rescue of a vervet monkey who harassed a South African village

Mon, 08/27/2012
Cora notifies her team she and her new friend, the vervet are ready to move on.

Cora notifies her team she and her new friend, the vervet are ready to move on.Some people would think that walking through a charcoaled field (or veld in local slang) at night with temperatures dipping in the single digits in degrees Celsius whilst following close on the heels of a local police officer, the IFAW Community Led Animal Welfare director Cora Bailey and a proud Zulu clan membe

Canadian Northern Dogs: do you have what it takes to house a country crooner?

Tue, 08/14/2012
Canadian Northern Dogs: do you have what it takes to house a country crooner?

Hank the crooner.Emmy’s pups, who came south from the Northern Dogs Project at three weeks of age, have been busy growing and learning from one another and their human fosterers.  Named after some of country music’s singing sensations, Hank, Patsy, Dixie, Gretchen, Faith, Reba and the rest of the gang are ready to find their own homes. 

Deutsch-Polnischer Wolfsbestand wächst weiter

Publication Date: 
Fri, 08/24/2012
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Verbreitungskarte Wolfsrudel in Westpolen
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Verbreitungskarte Wolfsrudel in Westpolen

Im Vergleich zum letzten Jahr ist die Zahl der Wolfsrudel im westlichen Polen und nahe der Grenze zu Deutschland weiter angestiegen. Das belegen die Ergebnisse des vom IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds) und der Naturschutzstiftung EuroNatur finanzierten Wolfsmonitorings, das die polnische Naturschutzorganisation Association for Nature Wolf (AfN Wolf) durchführt und zu dem nun ein aktueller Bericht vorliegt.

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Hamburg/Radolfzell
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Andreas Dinklemeyer
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In Bali, despite her short life, a dog called “Marti” helped change hearts and minds

Fri, 08/24/2012
Marti on a Bali beach.

Marti on a Bali beach.This is a heart-wrenching and beautiful letter written by a woman whose lovely dog died yesterday in Bali.

The dog’s name was Marti.

She was brought in by the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) ambulance on Saturday night with severe neurologic problems that didn’t abate even with aggressive therapy.

Treasured UK celebrity Bill Oddie visits with tourists, birds and whales in Iceland

Wed, 08/22/2012
Treasured UK celebrity Bill Oddie.

Treasured UK celebrity Bill Oddie.I lost Bill Oddie three times in between getting out of the plane and reaching the baggage hall.  I was beginning to find out what it's like travelling with one of the UK's treasured celebrities known for his long career in comedy, TV and wildlife conservation. 

Each time I went back to find him, there he was talking to admiring wellwishers. 

National Geographic Magazine Russia features bear rescue project

Wed, 08/22/2012
National Geographic Magazine Russia features bear rescue project

Two of the rescued Russian bear cubs featured in the National Geographic Russia article.When I was a child, the borders of my country were closed. I grew up in the Soviet Union and only the most privileged members of society and airline flight attendants (which all the girls wanted to be) had the opportunity to see the world.

IFAW Celebrates Implementation of EU Ban on Seal Products

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Thu, 08/19/2010
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IFAW Celebrates Implementation of EU Ban on Seal Products

The European Union (EU) will implement a ban on the trade of all seal products beginning tomorrow, August 20th, 2010. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) applauds this momentous legislation as a significant victory in the campaign to end commercial sealing.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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Spotlight Russia: A wonderful and unforgettable western grey whale survey

Thu, 08/09/2012
Spotlight Russia: A wonderful and unforgettable western grey whale survey

One of the playful western grey whales.One of July’s days, the local fishers have offered us to give us a ride to “Nogliki” – the nearest town in about 70 miles.

It was a good opportunity for us, because already a half time of our presence here has passed and some food of first necessity was over.

The Indian army rescues a beautiful bear cub princess

Tue, 08/21/2012
The Indian army rescues a beautiful bear cub princess

The standing black bear princess.“This is a difficult battle, this conservation. We need to address the root cause and raise awareness for people to ensure that these cubs are not separated from their mothers.

Spotlight Jordan: two lion cubs and 886 tortoises seized

Tue, 08/21/2012
Spotlight Jordan: two lion cubs and 886 tortoises seized

The two lions were confiscated by Jordan’s Environmental Police Department. Credit: Princess Alia FoundationThe growing regional demand for having wild and exotic animals as pets fuels illegal wildlife trade in the Middle East. 886 tortoises and two lion cubs seized in Jordan …. And that’s just in the last three months!