The American bison: both a sad lesson and a living icon

Thu, 07/05/2012
The American bison: both a sad lesson and a living icon

Since the Colonial Era, America’s largest land mammal—the American bison— has been a symbol of our nation’s strength, history and culture.  The species was once plentiful in the United States, but was then senselessly exterminated in one of the most short-sighted and wasteful campaigns against nature in our country’s history.  Today however, there are now pockets of free-roaming bison coming back in the West. 

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Waiting hopefully on injured ele Dhara, displaced from her herd during massive flooding in India

Fri, 07/13/2012
Dhara pokes her head out of the nursery building. Credit: IFAW/S.Bararuah

Dhara gets an x-ray. Credit: IFAW/S.BarbaruahDhara, an elephant calf, came to us on June 28th.

She had been hit by a car as she rushed across the highway in her efforts to find higher ground. Dhara is one of thousands of wild animals stricken by the deadly monsoon season we’re experiencing in the northeast Indian state of Assam.

Waiting hopefully on injured ele Dhara, displaced from her herd during massive flooding in India

Fri, 07/13/2012
Dhara pokes her head out of the nursery building. Credit: IFAW/S.Bararuah

Dhara gets an x-ray. Credit: IFAW/S.BarbaruahDhara, an elephant calf, came to us on June 28th.

She had been hit by a car as she rushed across the highway in her efforts to find higher ground. Dhara is one of thousands of wild animals stricken by the deadly monsoon season we’re experiencing in the northeast Indian state of Assam.

Waiting hopefully on injured ele Dhara, displaced from her herd during massive flooding in India

Fri, 07/13/2012
Dhara pokes her head out of the nursery building. Credit: IFAW/S.Bararuah

Dhara gets an x-ray. Credit: IFAW/S.BarbaruahDhara, an elephant calf, came to us on June 28th.

She had been hit by a car as she rushed across the highway in her efforts to find higher ground. Dhara is one of thousands of wild animals stricken by the deadly monsoon season we’re experiencing in the northeast Indian state of Assam.

Waiting hopefully on injured ele Dhara, displaced from her herd during massive flooding in India

Fri, 07/13/2012
Dhara pokes her head out of the nursery building. Credit: IFAW/S.Bararuah

Dhara gets an x-ray. Credit: IFAW/S.BarbaruahDhara, an elephant calf, came to us on June 28th.

She had been hit by a car as she rushed across the highway in her efforts to find higher ground. Dhara is one of thousands of wild animals stricken by the deadly monsoon season we’re experiencing in the northeast Indian state of Assam.

Waiting hopefully on injured ele Dhara, displaced from her herd during massive flooding in India

Fri, 07/13/2012
Dhara pokes her head out of the nursery building. Credit: IFAW/S.Bararuah

Dhara gets an x-ray. Credit: IFAW/S.BarbaruahDhara, an elephant calf, came to us on June 28th.

She had been hit by a car as she rushed across the highway in her efforts to find higher ground. Dhara is one of thousands of wild animals stricken by the deadly monsoon season we’re experiencing in the northeast Indian state of Assam.

WATCH: Spotlight Russia: the first rule of moving bear cubs, you can’t say a word

Tue, 07/17/2012

It’s time for our cubs to abandon the little lair-homes that served as their shelters during the initial months of their existence and go out into the forest. But, since they’re not familiar with humans, not domesticated animals, and can’t be moved in someone’s arms or walked into the woods by leash, the move to the forest is a serious operation.

Wilderei per Kanu in Malawi

Mon, 07/09/2012
So genannte „Subsistenzfischer“ bauen einen Einbaum.

Mike Labuscagne, Leiter unseres Elefantenschutzprojekts im Liwonde-Nationalpark in Malawi hat der IFAW-Zentrale folgenden Beitrag zukommen lassen.

Im Januar 2011 habe ich Mike und sein Projekt besucht und konnte mich mit eigenen Augen von den Grausamkeiten überzeugen, die die so genannten „Subsistenzfischer“ dort anrichten. Angesichts der heutigen wirtschaftlichen Zusammenhänge sind auch sie nur Handlanger der großen Wildtierhändler, die in alarmierendem Ausmaß Wildtiere ausrotten. - JK