Helping German dog and cat owners get into the holiday spirit at Tiertafel

Mon, 12/12/2011
IFAW's Jens Oelgardt helps distribute biscuts at Tiertafel in Berlin.

IFAW's Jens Oelgardt helps distribute biscuts at Tiertafel in Berlin.It has by now become a well-established tradition that shortly before Christmas the International Fund for Animal Welfare staff from the German office help at a special pre-Christmas event for the pets and patrons of the “Tiertafel” – the Animal soup kitchen in Germany.

Spotlight Germany: Following the tracks of wolves

Tue, 12/13/2011
IFAW Germany is working to protect wild wolves returning to Western Poland and G

IFAW Germany is working to protect wild wolves returning to Western Poland and Germany.It’s cold. My breath is steaming and deep snow is crunching beneath my snowshoes. I’m accompanying a group of biologists trudging through the snow-filled landscape of the Silesian Beskydy mountain range, to the south of Krakow in Poland.

Auf den Spuren der Wölfe

Thu, 12/15/2011
IFAW arbeiten daran, wilde Wölfe wieder in Westpolen zu schützen.

IFAW arbeiten daran, wilde Wölfe wieder in Westpolen zu schützen.Es ist kalt. Der Atem dampft und unter den Schneeschuhen knirscht der tiefe Schnee. Mit einer kleinen Gruppe von Biologen stapfe ich durch die tief verschneite Berglandschaft der schlesischen Beskiden, südlich von Krakau, Polen. Für mich ist es nicht nur eine sehr schöne Landschaft, sondern auch eine spannende.

Canadian fisheries department calls for reduction in harp seal quota

Thu, 12/15/2011
A young starving harp seal pup.

A young starving harp seal pup. Much to our surprise, French Canadian media is reporting that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has recommended a reduction in the allowable catch of harp seals by 25 percent for 2012.

Smuggling is not just a crime, it’s cruelty too

Thu, 12/08/2011
A Saker falcon like the one recently found in a traveler's suitcase.

A Saker falcon like the one recently found in a traveler's suitcase.Security officials in Kyrgyzstan arrested an Iraqi man who planned to take a flight to Dubai after X-ray screening revealed there were four Saker falcons in his suitcase.

The Saker is a large falcon that breeds from Eastern Europe eastwards across Asia to Manchuria and is prized by Arab falconers.

Biggest elephant ivory seizure in more than a decade caps disastrous year

Wed, 12/14/2011
Malaysian authorities with part of the recent 15 tonne seizure. Source: Wildlife

Malaysian authorities with part of the recent 15 tonne seizure. Source: Wildlife ExtraThe recent seizure of 15 tons of elephant ivory is the largest recorded seizure in more than a decade.

15 Tonnen Elfenbein in Malaysia beschlagnahmt

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Wed, 12/14/2011
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Wie jetzt bekannt wurde beschlagnahmten am Montag malaiische Behördenvertreter 15 Tonnen Elfenbein in der Hafenstadt Port Klang. Es ist der sechste Aufgriff von Elfenbein in Malaysia innerhalb der letzten Monate.

Das weiße Gold war in Containern versteckt, die in Mombasa, Kenia, verladen wurden und laut Papieren „Handwerk aus Sandstein“ enthalten sollten. Sie waren auf dem Weg zur Hafenstadt Sihanouk Ville in Kambodscha. Laut malaiischen Behörden hat das beschlagnahmte Elfenbein einen Marktwert von etwa 17,8 Millionen Euro.

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Hamburg
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Andreas Dinkelmeyer (IFAW)
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040-866 500 15
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040-866 500 22
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15 tons of elephant Ivory seized in Malaysia add to staggering annual toll

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Tue, 12/13/2011
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Malaysian authorities seized a staggering 15 tons of elephant ivory yesterday in Port Klang, just west of Kuala Lumpur, the sixth and by far the largest major seizure involving Malaysia in recent months.

The seizure originated in Mombasa, Kenya and was hidden inside containers marked as “sandstone-made handicraft”. Authorities in Malaysia have valued the shipment at approximately €17.8 million (USD $23.5 million). The shipment was bound for SihanoukVille, Cambodia, a port town 185kms/115 miles southwest of Phnom Penh

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
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UPDATED: Together, we're changing the lives of a group of wolf dogs for the better

Sat, 12/10/2011
One of the wolf-dogs being transported to their new homes in California.

An update on the wolves and wolf-dogs from their home at the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC):

UPDATE 3.30.12 - An update on the wolves and wolf-dogs from their home at the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC):

Wolf dogs rescued from chains in Alaska find new home in California

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Fri, 12/09/2011
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 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) announced today that 29 wolf dogs were rescued from a substandard breeding facility in Palmer, Alaska. Staff and volunteers from the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC – www.lockwoodarc.org) worked with the Alaska State Special Prosecutor to take possession of the animals living with inadequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Press Contact: 
Abby Berman (The Rosen Group)
Michael Booth (IFAW-HQ)
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(646) 695-7044
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