A mixed bag of emotions for whales in the coming Australian marine reserves

Thu, 06/14/2012
A mixed bag of emotions for whales in the coming Australian marine reserves

A mixed bag of emotions for whales in the coming Australian marine reserve The announcement by the Australian Government of its proposed marine reserves network is undoubtedly a hugely important step forward for whales and for ocean protection.

Profiles in courage: Canadian Senator Mac Harb says no to commercial sealing

Thu, 06/14/2012

Today a debate will begin in the Canadian Senate on Senator Mac Harb’s bill to end commercial sealing.

A rational discussion of Canada’s seal hunt is long overdue in this country.

Warning: this video contains graphic footage of commercial sealing activities.

See video

Spotlight India: Het “regent” olifanten midden in de zomer.

Wed, 06/06/2012
Een van de gelukkige kinderen met zijn stickers.

Een van de gelukkige kinderen met zijn stickers.

Marine Protection Progress But Neglects Ocean Giants

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The Australian Government’s proposed network of marine protected areas, announced today, is an important step forward in protecting Australia’s oceans and marine life, however IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is disappointed there has not been a greater attempt to protect critical habitat for whales and dolphins in the network.

Press Location: 
Sydney, Australia
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Press Contact: 
Imogen Scott
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+61 (0) 2 9288 4973
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+61 (0) 402 183 113
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Canadian lessons in dog ownership, focus on what you want your dog to do

Wed, 06/13/2012
Dogs will be dogs...what?

Dogs will be dogs...what?As part of the Northern Dogs Project this year I invited a dog trainer/behaviourist who has worked with many of the dogs that come south for rehoming. 

The behaviourist says she can tell a Northern Dog from other clients’ dogs because they are smart and have excellent dog communication skills.

In Südafrika wird die Wissenschaft zum Wohle der Elefanten eingesetzt

Wed, 06/13/2012
Startseite des vom IFAW-Büro Südafrika herausgegebenen Digital Elephant Magazine

"Ethik bedeutet den Unterschied zu kennen zwischen dem, wozu man ein Recht hat, und dem, was richtig ist." – Potter Stewart

In South Africa, plying science to do the right and ethical thing by elephants

Wed, 06/13/2012
The landing page of the Digital Elephant Magazine produced by IFAW’s South Afric

“Ethics is about knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do” – Potter Stewart

IFAW research vessel to study endangered whales in U.S. waters

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Tue, 06/12/2012
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IFAW research vessel to study endangered whales in U.S. waters

IFAW’s, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare, www.ifaw.org) research vessel, The Song of the Whale is contributing to one of the most comprehensive whale studies in the world - conducting critical research to help save whales from collisions with ships and entanglement in fishing gear.

Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Kerry Branon (IFAW HQ)
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508-744-2068
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