Neuer Status für Bouba Njida: Nationalpark oder Elefantenfriedhof?

Thu, 02/23/2012
Neuer Status für Bouba Njida: Nationalpark oder Elefantenfriedhof?

Es ist Mitternacht in Brazzaville, wo ich seit ein paar Tagen einen Workshop zur Schulung von Polizeibeamten im Umgang mit Elfenbeinschmuggel vorbereite, den der IFAW im Juni veranstalten wird. Über die geschäftige Hauptstadt der Republik Kongo legt sich langsam die Nachtruhe.

Marasina campaign educates public to think twice at the Mamzar Beach in Dubai

Tue, 02/21/2012
Marasina campaign educates public to think twice at the Mamzar Beach in Dubai

This post was submitted by International Fund for Animal Welfare Middle East Communications Officer Maha Oda working from the IFAW office in Dubai.

Indian lessons from friends and fodder, the eye looks but the mind sees

Fri, 02/24/2012
Indian lessons from friends and fodder, the eye looks but the mind sees

I always have a book with me when I travel.  Most times I pick one up at the airport and choose something not too heavy either physically or intellectually so that I don't feel uncomfortable or guilty when I fall asleep with the work on my middle or in the middle of its prose. 

Partner in de spotlight: Interpol neemt het voortouw in de strijd tegen de wildlife crime

Tue, 02/14/2012
Grace Gabriel van het IFAW spreekt op een Interpolconferentie in Bangkok, Thaila

Grace Gabriel van het IFAW spreekt op een Interpolconferentie in Bangkok, Thailand.Ik schrijf dit blog tijdens een internationale bijeenkomst van wetshandhavers in Bangkok, Thailand.

India: gestrande gibbons gered dankzij gezamenlijke inspanning

Thu, 02/16/2012
India: gestrande gibbons gered dankzij gezamenlijke inspanning

Dierenartsen van IFAW-WTI controleren tijdens de overplaatsing nauwgezet de gezondheid van elke gibbon. c. IFAW-WTIHoeloks die van tak naar tak slingeren, bieden altijd een spectaculaire aanblik.

Mammoth task to save the elephants

Thu, 02/23/2012
Mammoth task to save the elephants - Image source: smh.com.au

The now infamous footage of a “woolly mammoth” wading across a river in Siberia provided some light relief in an otherwise fairly depressing week. The footage (originally shot by Australian documentary filmmaker Lou Petho and then doctored by another Australian, “paranormal writer”, Michael Cohen) circulated the globe in record time.

Whale protection: Noise pollution from oil and gas exploration is on the increase

Tue, 02/21/2012
Whale protection: Noise pollution from oil and gas exploration is on the increas

Earlier this month, scientists released information on an unplanned finding of a long running study they were conducting on stress levels in whales in Canada’s Bay of Fundy. Their monitoring continued throughout the period just after the bombing of the Twin Towers and to their surprise, the stress levels in the whales reduced markedly in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attack in New York.

Their explanation? That in the days following the attack most commercial shipping as well as oil and gas production in the North Atlantic stopped.

A milestone for wild tigers in Bhutan originated on a couch in St. Petersburg, Russia

Thu, 02/23/2012
The author hands over anti-poaching field kits to Karma Dukpa (left), Director

The author hands over anti-poaching field kits to Karma Dukpa (left), Director General, DoFPS, MoAF, Bhutan. Photo - Radhika BhagatWhat began as a quiet conversation in the lobby of a hotel during the Global Tiger Summit in St.

14 afgeslachte olifanten gevonden in Kameroen

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Thu, 02/23/2012
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(Kaapstad, Zuid-Afrika) Er zijn 14 dode olifanten gevonden in Bouba Ndjida Nationaal Park, Kameroen, en dit nieuws bereikt ons slechts een week nadat er reeds een vreselijke ontdekking werd gedaan van minstens 200 olifanten, afgeslacht door stropers voor hun slagtanden.

Het IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) meldt dat er schoten waren gehoord op maandag, 20 Februari in het Bouba Ndjida Nationaal Park in het noorden van Kameroen, vlakbij de grens met Tsjaad, en de 14 dode olifanten zijn gisteren ontdekt.

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Wildlife parts promoted as "investments" in China raises alarms

Wed, 02/22/2012
Wildlife parts promoted as “investment” in China raises alarms

The International Police Organization (INTERPOL) convened a series of meetings with law enforcement chiefs and officers from around the world in Bangkok last week. The meetings aimed to find law enforcement based solutions to combat the ever-escalating trans-national crime against the environment, from illegal logging, dumping to illegal trade of protected wildlife.