IFAW provides operational support to the personnel of Congolese national park Odzala-Kokoua in their fight against poaching

Publication Date: 
Wed, 11/30/2011
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The Odzala-Kokoua National Park in north-eastern Congo recently received nearly €100,000 (US$ 140,000) of equipment from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) to support rangers in their mission to protect local wildlife.

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Reims, France
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Céline Sissler-Bienvenu (IFAW France and Francophone Africa)
Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
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Buddhist leaders make an encouraging commitment to wildlife conservation

Wed, 11/30/2011
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje c. IFAW/WTI/Paarth NairRecently I attended a meeting of Buddhist leaders and practitioners from around the world in New Delhi to celebrate the 2,600 Anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment and to consider how best to apply Buddhist principles to address the environmental crisis facing the world.

Norwegen: Walfang keine Gefahr für Wale

Publication Date: 
Tue, 11/29/2011

Die Konferenz der über 100 Mitgliedsstaaten des Zwischenstaatlichen Abkommens Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) in Bergen, Norwegen, konnte sich nicht darauf einigen, Walfang als eine Gefahr für Wale anzuerkennen. Insbesondere der Einspruch Norwegens hatte die Nennung des Walfangs verhindert.

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Bergen, Norwegen
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Andreas Dinkelmeyer (IFAW)
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Bedrohte Gibbons in Indien umgesiedelt

Publication Date: 
Tue, 11/29/2011
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Bedrohte Gibbons in Indien umgesiedelt

Diese Woche starteten Tierärzte und Biologen des IFAW-WTI (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds-Wildlife Trust of India), einen Rettungseinsatz im Nordosten Indiens, um eine isolierte Gruppe bedrohter Hulock-Gibbons in ein sicheres Schutzgebiet zu bringen. Die in kleinen Baumgruppen gestrandeten Gibbons gehören zu den letzten ihrer Art in Indien. Die ersten beiden Tiere wurden erfolgreich umgesiedelt und gestern im Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary ausgewildert.

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Arunachal Pradesh, Indien
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Dörte von der Reith (IFAW)
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Global Buddhist Congregation endorses global declaration on environment preservation

Publication Date: 
Tue, 11/29/2011
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Buddhist scholars and environment conservationists today endorsed a global declaration to apply Buddhist principles in societal, consumer and political decision-making frameworks to address the current environmental crisis.

In recent years, there is a growing tendency for humans to influence environmental and conservation decisions for short-term gains. Indiscriminate developmental activities have drastically modified the environment, causing negative implications to life on earth.

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New Delhi
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Kerry Branon (IFAW -HQ)
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Endangered gibbons translocated to safety in India

Publication Date: 
Tue, 11/29/2011
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Endangered gibbons translocated to safety in India

A rescue operation to save an isolated group of endangered Hoolock gibbons began on Sunday in the remote village of Dello in northeast India. Stranded in small clusters of trees, the gibbons are some of the last apes found in India. The first two individuals were successfully translocated and released into a safe habitat in Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, yesterday.

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Sheren Shrestha (WTI)
Michael Booth (IFAW HQ)
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Natural disasters take center stage at UN climate negotiations

Mon, 11/28/2011
UNFCCC web page.

It is becoming increasingly evident that as climate change progresses, natural disasters will likely occur with increasing frequency and severity, and continue to deal a heavy blow to wildlife and the other animals upon which people rely for livelihoods and companionship such as livestock and pets.

Dogger Bank survey: Nearing the end

Mon, 11/21/2011
Throughout the survey kittiwakes were the most prevalent bird sighted, with grou

SOTW heads up the River Orwell towards Ipswich.As we enter the mouth of the River Orwell bound for Song of the Whale’s berth back in Ipswich, here in the U.K., the team are excited at the prospect of stepping ashore after several weeks at sea, and looking forward to a well deserved pint of beer.

Dogger Bank Journal: 'Its Wednesday, so we must be in Dutch waters?!’

Thu, 11/17/2011
A white-beaked dolphin bow-riding.

Sightings and detections of harbour porpoises continue intermittently throughout the western survey block.As we begin the long track from the west side of the large Dogger Bank survey block, seals dominate the morning’s sightings.