Spotlight Russia: A wonderful and unforgettable western grey whale survey

Thu, 08/09/2012
Spotlight Russia: A wonderful and unforgettable western grey whale survey

One of the playful western grey whales.One of July’s days, the local fishers have offered us to give us a ride to “Nogliki” – the nearest town in about 70 miles.

It was a good opportunity for us, because already a half time of our presence here has passed and some food of first necessity was over.

The Indian army rescues a beautiful bear cub princess

Tue, 08/21/2012
The Indian army rescues a beautiful bear cub princess

The standing black bear princess.“This is a difficult battle, this conservation. We need to address the root cause and raise awareness for people to ensure that these cubs are not separated from their mothers.

Spotlight Jordan: two lion cubs and 886 tortoises seized

Tue, 08/21/2012
Spotlight Jordan: two lion cubs and 886 tortoises seized

The two lions were confiscated by Jordan’s Environmental Police Department. Credit: Princess Alia FoundationThe growing regional demand for having wild and exotic animals as pets fuels illegal wildlife trade in the Middle East. 886 tortoises and two lion cubs seized in Jordan …. And that’s just in the last three months!

In China, protecting animals beyond borders

Tue, 08/21/2012
In China, protecting animals beyond borders

One of the IFAW "Think Twice" displays at China's Kungming airport.As hundreds of flights landing and taking off at the new international airport in Kunming, Yunnan province in China, passengers clearing Customs or waiting in the departure lounge inevitably are attracted by two colorful display cases.

Spotlight Russia: Despite wind and weather, western grey whales abound

Mon, 08/06/2012
Spotlight Russia: Despite wind and weather, western grey whales abound

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

Spotlight Russia: "A cannonade of thirty grey whale fountains shoots up into the sky"

Thu, 08/02/2012
Spotlight Russia: "A cannonade of thirty grey whale fountains shoots up into the

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

Spotlight Dubai: A Dutchman turns a hobby into a crime

Sun, 08/05/2012
Spotlight Dubai: A Dutchman turns a hobby into a crime

The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Environment and Water has filed complaint against the man after it sent their inspectors to his house in Dubai not only once but twice. The ministry’s inspectors found the man trading in fighting roosters, lemurs, toco toucans and other CITES species.

Six years ago, the Dutch manager started his work with animals as a hobby but later turned importing most of species from Holland and selling them to the markets together with his wife.

The protection of elephants is still at an impasse at CITES meeting

Sat, 08/04/2012
The protection of elephants is still at an impasse at CITES meeting

The 62nd Meeting of the CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Standing Committee began its last day much as it began.

Ticking time-bombs: the big cats epidemic isn’t going away on its own

Mon, 08/20/2012
Ticking time-bombs: the big cats epidemic isn’t going away on its own

Click here to watch ABC's hour-long 20/20 special "When Animals Strike Back".Now more than ever, Congress needs to pass the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (HR 4122) to protect big cats and humans from the exotic pet trade.

Humpback whale research project touches down in Zanzibar

Mon, 07/23/2012
This year’s Zanzibar Humpback Whale Research Team (missing: Jessica and Khamis K

These posts are occassionally filed by members of the Zanzibar Humpack Whale Research team led by Dr. Per Berggen. This particular post was filed by Kristin Öhman, this year's Field Principle Investigator. -- ED