Elephant Tourism under Fire as Handler Dies

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Thu, 04/18/2013
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The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the elephant-back safari industry.

On Monday an experienced handler at the Elephant Sanctuary, near Hartebeespoort Dam, North West Province, South Africa, was killed by two elephants.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Paris: Nicht einmal tote Elefanten sind sicher vor Wilderern

Thu, 04/04/2013

Ein kurzer Euronews-Bericht vom Tatort im Pariser Museum für Naturgeschichte.

Sollte irgendein Zweifel daran bestehen, dass Wilderern jedes Mittel recht ist, um an Elfenbein zu gelangen, dann sind diese spätestens mit dem jüngsten Vorfall in Paris ausgeräumt.

Notfallfonds für hungernde Tiere in Zyperns Tierheimen

Mon, 04/08/2013
In Zypern bestünde tatsächlich die Gefahr, dass Tiere in Tierheimen verhungern,

Katastrophen können Menschen und Tiere jederzeit und überall treffen.

Challenging assumptions about dogs and First Nations

Thu, 04/18/2013
The author in James Bay, Quebec with First Nation dogs.

The author in James Bay, Quebec with First Nation dogs.I’m on my second visit to James Bay, Quebec for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Northern Dogs Project.

Aufklärungskampagne in der Republik Kongo: Unsere Elefanten sind nicht zu verkaufen

Fri, 04/12/2013
IFAW-Plakate, -Poster und -Banner in Kongos Hauptstadt Brazzaville und in der nö

IFAW-Plakate, -Poster und -Banner in Kongos Hauptstadt Brazzaville und in der nördlichen Stadt Ouesso. (C) IFAW.Nach achtstündigem Flug von Paris erreichten wir Brazzaville, die Hauptstadt der Republik Kongo.

Dogs in Cyprus get much needed help

Wed, 04/17/2013
Dogs at the Nicosia Dog Shelter were happy to receive much needed food.

Dogs at the Nicosia Dog Shelter were happy to receive much needed food.Last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) wired an emergency disaster grant to our local partner Cyprus Voice for Animals.

On the fence about fencing in lions

Wed, 04/17/2013
Fencing lions is an option that should be approached with caution.

Fencing lions is an option that should be approached with caution.A team of scientists and conservationists recently published a paper in Ecology Letters calling for the large-scale fencing in of African lions to conserve their populations and support the needs of humans in the area. 

Bill Oddie's musings on his pursuit of the well-traveled cetacean, the orca

Thu, 04/18/2013
Orcas off the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada

Orcas off the coast of Vancouver Island, CanadaI have now been on three whale watching trips in – or should that be from? - Iceland. The first one was quite a few years ago, out of Husavik in the north.

We saw a couple of porpoises and a distant dolphin, but no whales whatsoever.

This struck me as worryingly ironic.

Lawsuit could make for a chilling fate for ice seals

Tue, 04/16/2013
An ice seal. Photo:NOAA

Recently, the Alaska Oil and Gas Association announced a plan to sue the US government over the recent decision to list two types of ice dependent seals as threatened under the US Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The suit claims there is 'no scientific evidence linking climate change now or in the future' to adverse effects on the newly listed ringed and bearded seals. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.