HAPPY VIDEO: vet feeds apple sauce to Wimmilee wildfire victim, Patricia the possum

Oct 25 2013

The fires in the Blue Mountains have been devastating to people, properties, animals and wildlife. IFAW spoke to Robert Johnson, who runs South Penrith Veterinary Clinic and AVA’s wildlife spokesperson who gave us an update on the situation in the Blue Mountains. -- JS

IFAW – Zimbabwe Elephant Massacre a Cruel Tragedy

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Oct 25 2013
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As many as 350 elephants are now believed to have been poisoned to death for their ivory in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, one of Africa’s premier conservation areas.

The elephants were poisoned when poachers laced waterholes and natural salt licks with cyanide. The animals would have died in agony, and untold numbers of other predators would also have died following scavenging on the carcasses.

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
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+27 82 330 2558
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WCD and IFAW-WTI train and equip Bhutan’s forest rangers for tiger protection

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Oct 22 2013
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WCD and IFAW-WTI train and equip Bhutan’s forest rangers for tiger protection

The Wildlife Conservation Division of Bhutan along with the International Fund for Animal Welfare – Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) have launched a month-long training for around 450 forest rangers for effective wildlife crime prevention in the landlocked country.

Press Location: 
Thimphu (Bhutan)
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Michael Booth (IFAW HQ)
Contact phone: 
1 508 744 2076
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Workshop on Shark Conservation in Yemen

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Oct 25 2013
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Yemen Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) with kind support from the CMS Secretariat organized specialized training on prevention of wildlife trafficking on sharks and other CITES listed marine species. The training took place in Al-Mukalla city, Yemen, October 21-24, 2013.

Press Location: 
Dubai, UAE
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Maha Oda (IFAW Middle East and North Africa)
Contact phone: 
+971559811383
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Artenschutz in der Praxis: 90 Prozent der Verstöße bleiben unbemerkt

Oct 16 2013
Unser Praktikant Arne Loth sprach mit Experten über den Artenschutz und die Schw

Unser Praktikant Arne Loth sprach mit Experten über den Artenschutz und die Schwierigkeiten, ihn in die Praxis umzusetzen.

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Zyklon Phailin: Tagebuch unserer Tierrettung in Indien

Oct 18 2013
Zyklon Phailin: Tagebuch unserer Tierrettung in Indien

Unsere Tierärzte behandeln eine Hornverletzung.Die Ostküste Indiens wurde Anfang Oktober schwer vom Zyklon Phailin getroffen. Bei der größten Evakuierungsaktion der indischen Geschichte wurden fast eine Million Menschen aus den Küstengebieten in Sicherheit gebracht.

Arrestaties na ontdekking 21 luipaardklauwen

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Oct 25 2013
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Arrestaties na ontdekking 21 luipaardklauwen

De Indiaanse politie heeft twee mannen van 35 en 20 jaar aangehouden op verdenking van het smokkelen van 21 luipaardklauwen. Lokale opsporingsambtenaren uit Nasik in Centraal India kregen informatie binnen over een illegale partij lichaamsdelen van wilde dieren, waaronder de luipaardklauwen. 

Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Rob Schaap (IFAW NL)
Contact phone: 
070-3355011
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06-24385931
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Zuid-Afrika verenigd in strijd tegen stropers en smokkelaars

Oct 24 2013
Zuid-Afrika verenigd in de strijd tegen stropers en smokkelaars

Rikkert Reijnen van het IFAW spreekt de deelnemers aan de workshop toe over het belang van een internationaal netwerk in het zuiden van AfrikaOlifanten, neushoorns en andere wilde diersoorten waren tot voor kort redelijk veilig in het zuiden van Afrika.

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Unhappy years ahead for Great Australian Bight whales

Oct 24 2013
From the viewing platform at the Head of Bright, dozens of adult southern right

From the viewing platform at the Head of Bright, dozens of adult southern right whales and their calves can be seen sourced from www.adelaidenow.com.au

IFAW responds in relation to new oil and gas exploration leases...

Heatherbrae wildfire search and rescue, animal recovery will be long-term

Oct 24 2013
Heatherbrae wildfire search and rescue, animal recovery will be long-term

IFAW vet Don Hudson carefully examines a burned koala, Richardson Jane, found a week ago on Richardson Road,Day three of the search and rescue of the Heatherbrae fire - we woke to smoke-filled air and headed out to survey the fire-grounds.