First, the team tried to herd the animals back out to open water by dropping acoustic deterrents called pingers from a boat, but unfortunately this technique was unsuccessful and the pod of dolphins beached themselves despite their efforts.
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Responding to a request from the State of New York, IFAW is deploying two trained water rescue teams and a 36-foot rescue trailer - funded by a grant from Petfinder.com Foundation - carrying boats, dog crates, capture equipment and other supplies. Read more »
The dramatic need for the training was underlined earlier in the week when Tanzania, who sent two officers to the training, seized 1,041 elephant ivory tusks.
Canada is one of the leading countries which supports INTERPOL’s Environmental Crime Read more »
The record-setting seizure comes as 27 wildlife law enforcement officials from 11 Southern African countries gather in Gaborone, Botswana this week to undergo a joint IFAW and INTERPOL training session on the prevention of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
The following NARSC member organizations have been or will be involved in this operation, which is expected to last until the end of August: the AHA (American Humane Association), the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anim Read more »
Acting of behalf of unnamed Asian countries, Kuwait requested that all members of civil society be removed from the room to allow for a closed-door discussion.
The agenda had called for a discussion on an ivory decision-making mechanism, on elephant Read more »
“Americans would much prefer to point and shoot a camera at a lion rather than a gun,” said Jeff Flocken, DC Office Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), which commissioned the poll. “More than Read more »
Officials issued a notice that they would ban dogs in three districts of Jiangmen and confiscate and kill all dogs in those areas beginning on August 26. The reason for the notice was to prevent rabies for human safety and to establish a civilized ci Read more »
The gorilla move is being funded principally by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) and organized by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (Fossey Fund). “IFAW was happy to help with the move and provi Read more »
More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more
Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article
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