Submitted by Rachel Guo on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 12:06am
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has welcomed today’s proclamation of the new Commonwealth marine reserves network. Today’s announcement by the Australian Government means the marine reserves are now legally binding protected areas, ensuring that much of Australia’s oceans and marine life remain protected for years to come.
Submitted by ALison Dnitino on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:40pm
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) announced today a $250,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to support IFAW’s efforts to rescue animals from disasters, and to assist IFAW and its partners to prepare their rescue personnel for emergencies.
While we don’t always like to slow down when we’re out for a drive, most of us appreciate the need reduce our speed; we don’t hesitate to comply with speed limits in school zones, for example. Just as pedestrians are more at risk of fatal injuries when hit by vehicles at higher speed, it’s the same for whales in busy shipping lanes.
Our wonderful International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Disaster Response team member Denise Bash reports from Pennsylvania on her week-long efforts to care for evacuated residents and their pets in Monroe County, PA.