No More Mr Nice Guy, as Kenya Courts Send Ivory Trafficker to Jail

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Fri, 08/23/2013
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Times were when, in response to a perfunctory admission of guilt, ivory traffickers would receive an equally perfunctory slap on the wrist or fine from Kenya’s courts.

So yesterday’s handing down of a two year and seven month jail sentence to a Chinese woman who plead guilty to attempting to smuggle 6.9 kgs of disguised ivory out of Kenya, has been hailed as a victory in fight against the illegal ivory trade.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Der IFAW unterstützt eine chilenische Gemeinde erfolgreich beim Umgang mit streunenden Hunden

Mon, 08/12/2013
Der IFAW Workshop bietet Stadtbewohnern den Raum, ihren Sorgen und Nöten auf kon

Streunende Hunde sind ein typisches Bild in Puerto NatalesIn Puerto Natales sieht man an wirklich jeder Ecke einen Hund... oder fünf. Die Hunde sind überall. Und besonders in einer Touristenstadt wie Puerto Natales fällt man ihnen ebenso schnell auf, wie umgekehrt. Sie erkennen Touristen schon von weitem. Und prompt hat man ein Rudel Hunde im Schlepptau.

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Time to Legally Scupper “Ship of Shame”

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Thu, 08/22/2013
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has called the planned shipment of live animals to Mauritius from South Africa a “modern day disgrace”.

“IFAW supports the efforts of organisations such as the National Council of SPCAs of South Africa, to legally scupper the so-called “Ship of Shame” which will take as many as 5,000 cattle to Mauritius to be slaughtered,” said Jason Bell, Director of IFAW Southern Africa.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Wissenschaft rettet Elefanten - Internationale Partnerschaft schützt Amboseli-Elefanten

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Tue, 05/28/2013
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Mit Hilfe einer wissenschaftlichen Studie sollen im kenianischen Amboseli-Nationalpark die Lebensräume von Elefanten und anderen Wildtieren gesichert werden.

Im Rahmen einer fünfjährigen Partnerschaft zwischen dem IFAW, der School of Field Studies (SFS) und dem Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) werden Wissenschaftler, Forscher und Tierärzte Elefantenpopulationen im Park beobachten, um ihren Bedarf an Platz und Ressourcen zu bestimmen. Das Projekt dient dazu, Konflikte zwischen Menschen und Elefanten künftig zu vermeiden.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Steve Njumbi (IFAW East Africa)
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Elephant Programme Communications Lead)
Moses Makonjio Okello, Ph.D. (The School for Field Studies, East Africa)
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Azul the rescued Andean bear will soon return to live amongst the clouds

Fri, 08/23/2013
Azul as he is today. Credit: ABCP

 As I stand among the clouds surveying the future home for Azul I’m reminded of how far he has come since he was released from his chains and ropes and how bright his future will be.It is one thing to talk about Andean bears living in the “cloud forests” of Ecu

At season's end for Russian western gray whale expedition, new mother-calf pair sighted

Wed, 08/28/2013
We photographed nine individual gray whales, seven of which we have already sigh

We photographed nine individual gray whales, seven of which we have already sighted this summer.

This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team collectively. - MV

Russian western gray whale expedition update: sneaking a peek at playful young ones

Mon, 08/26/2013
 We spent only few hours at sea and mostly near the entry from the lagoon, but i

 We spent only few hours at sea and mostly near the entry from the lagoon, but it was enough to see and photograph 13 individual whales.

This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team collectively. - MV

Convention on Migratory Species offers a good chance for elephants

Fri, 08/30/2013
In fact, elephants are “keystone species,” a term that describes species whose n

In fact, elephants are “keystone species,” a term that describes species whose natural abundance is indicative of the natural well-being of its environment.It is almost a bromide today that elephants have a unique ecological role, and that without them whole landscapes would change dramatically.

Uniek project: zanger schrijft lied voor het IFAW

Thu, 08/22/2013
Uniek project: zanger schrijft lied voor het IFAW

Als IFAW zijnde hebben we al veel bijzondere dingen meegemaakt, maar nog nooit heeft iemand speciaal voor ons een lied geschreven.

Zanger Jayden Morris benaderde het IFAW een tijd geleden met het idee om mensen via muziek te laten weten hoe dringend de dieren onze hulp nodig hebben. Dit resulteerde in het prachtige nummer Wake Up, dat hier te downloaden is. Een download kost € 5,-, een groot deel van de opbrengst gaat naar het IFAW.