Nine things you may not know about dolphin strandings

Mar 15 2017
Nine things you may not know about dolphin strandings

On the occasion of dolphin awareness month, we would like to share a few facts about these charismatic cetaceans. Dolphins are some of the fastest animals in the sea, but when they strand on mud and sand they are unable to move on their own. Luckily there are people like the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team available to come to their aid in top stranding hotspots like Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Nine things you may not know about dolphin strandings

Mar 15 2017
Nine things you may not know about dolphin strandings

On the occasion of dolphin awareness month, we would like to share a few facts about these charismatic cetaceans. Dolphins are some of the fastest animals in the sea, but when they strand on mud and sand they are unable to move on their own. Luckily there are people like the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team available to come to their aid in top stranding hotspots like Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Nine things you may not know about dolphin strandings

Mar 15 2017
Nine things you may not know about dolphin strandings

On the occasion of dolphin awareness month, we would like to share a few facts about these charismatic cetaceans. Dolphins are some of the fastest animals in the sea, but when they strand on mud and sand they are unable to move on their own. Luckily there are people like the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team available to come to their aid in top stranding hotspots like Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Nine things you may not know about dolphin strandings

Mar 15 2017
Nine things you may not know about dolphin strandings

On the occasion of dolphin awareness month, we would like to share a few facts about these charismatic cetaceans. Dolphins are some of the fastest animals in the sea, but when they strand on mud and sand they are unable to move on their own. Luckily there are people like the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team available to come to their aid in top stranding hotspots like Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Betere beveiliging beschermt neushoorns, niet het afzagen van hun hoorns

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Mar 15 2017
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Betere beveiliging beschermt neushoorns, niet het afzagen van hun hoorns

Dierentuinen moeten hun beveiliging verbeteren, en niet de hoorns van hun neushoorns afzagen om hen te beschermen tegen stropers.

“Het onnodig uitvoeren van een operatie bij een neushoorn en hem beroven van zijn prachtige en unieke kenmerken door zijn hoorn af te zagen, is kortzichtig en nogal lui”, zegt Joseph Okori, IFAW-regiodirecteur Zuidelijk Afrika en hoofd van de afdeling Soortbescherming. “Wat dierentuinen zouden moeten doen, is het verbeteren van de surveillance en de beveiligingssystemen om hun neushoorns te beschermen.”

Press Location: 
Kaapstad, Zuid-Afrika
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Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
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+27 82 330 2558
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Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino

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Mar 15 2017
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Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino

Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world’s leading rhino conservationists.

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
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+27 82 330 2558
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Cruciale hulpgoederen naar herders in Mongolië die lijden onder klimaatverandering

Mar 9 2017
Cruciale hulpgoederen naar herders in Mongolië die lijden onder klimaatveranderi

Mongolië meldde dat er tijdens de dzud van 2016 een miljoen stuks vee zoals deze yaks zijn omgekomen.

Na twee opeenvolgende verwoestende dzuds, zomerdroogten gevolgd door extreem koude wintertemperaturen, worstelen de Mongoolse herders om te voorkomen dat hun vee omkomt door kou en honger.

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Zwitserland verbiedt import zeehondenproducten

Mar 9 2017
Zwitserland verbiedt import zeehondenproducten

Het IFAW viert een nieuwe overwinning voor de zeehonden, nu Zwitserland als 35ste land een verbod heeft ingesteld op de import van zeehondenproducten.

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Testing satellite collars for elephant orphans

Mar 14 2017
Testing of elephant collars involves moving the collars around.

Testing of elephant collars involves moving the collars around and seeing if the information we are sent in GPS signals are accurate.