Record Bosnian rainfall has people and animals struggling to cope

May 19 2014
A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.

A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.

Last week Bosnia was hit by the worst rainfall since 1894, when record-keeping began and devastating floods have now affected vast areas of the country. Evacuations and assessments of the overwhelming damage are still underway.

Record Bosnian rainfall has people and animals struggling to cope

May 19 2014
A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.

A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.

Last week Bosnia was hit by the worst rainfall since 1894, when record-keeping began and devastating floods have now affected vast areas of the country. Evacuations and assessments of the overwhelming damage are still underway.

Record Bosnian rainfall has people and animals struggling to cope

May 19 2014
A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.

A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.

Last week Bosnia was hit by the worst rainfall since 1894, when record-keeping began and devastating floods have now affected vast areas of the country. Evacuations and assessments of the overwhelming damage are still underway.

Record Bosnian rainfall has people and animals struggling to cope

May 19 2014
A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.

A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.

Last week Bosnia was hit by the worst rainfall since 1894, when record-keeping began and devastating floods have now affected vast areas of the country. Evacuations and assessments of the overwhelming damage are still underway.

Hevige regenval in Bosnië brengt mens en dier in de problemen

May 19 2014
Een Bosnische soldaat met puppies die hij redde van het stijgende water.

Een Bosnische soldaat met puppies die hij redde van het stijgende water.

Vorige week werd Bosnië getroffen door de hevigste regens sinds 1894. Verwoestende overstromingen trokken over het land. Nog steeds zijn hulpdiensten bezig om mensen te evacueren en de immense schade op te nemen. 

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Record Bosnian rainfall has people and animals struggling to cope

May 19 2014
A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.

A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.

Last week Bosnia was hit by the worst rainfall since 1894, when record-keeping began and devastating floods have now affected vast areas of the country. Evacuations and assessments of the overwhelming damage are still underway.

WATCH: South African children learn about animal welfare through theatre

May 19 2014

In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Education programme activities. The team has been working with Jungle Theatre Company for 10 years on this unique initiative which brings together youngsters from different socio-economic backgrounds to learn about animal welfare related issues.

Elephants on Safari in the Western Cape

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May 19 2014
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Elephants on Safari in the Western Cape

Elephants are on safari in the Western Cape with four elephant calves taken from their wild herds last year in contravention of South Africa’s strict national guidelines on elephant management, being moved to the province’s most notorious elephant safari operation and, if permits are granted, a further three soon to be entertaining tourists at a wine farm in peri-urban Cape Town.

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW Elephant Programme)
Cape of Good Hope SPCA & Cape Animal Welfare Forum: Allan Perrins –
NSPCA: Ainsley Hay (Manager Wildlife Protection Unit)
Contact phone: 
+27 21 701 8642
+27 21 700 4182
+27 11 907 3590
Contact mobile: 
+27 82 330 2558

Les risques inhérents au marché des Nouveaux Animaux de Compagnie

May 19 2014
Les risques inhérents au marché des Nouveaux Animaux de Compagnie

 La saisie de 70 tortues mauresques fin avril 2014. Crédit photo : Douane française