IFAW Disaster Response team deploys to Dominica to help island ravaged by Hurricane Maria

Publication Date: 
Oct 20 2017
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Imperial parrot Dominica

The island nation of Dominica suffered terribly after hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean last month. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is sending food, supplies, and an expert team of disaster responders to help the community, their animals, and wildlife. 

Press Location: 
Washington D.C.
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Press Contact: 
Kerry Branon
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+1-508-744-2068
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IFAW Disaster Response team heads to the island of Dominica

Oct 26 2017
ifaw kelvin alie travels to his home island of dominica after hurricane maria

ifaw kelvin alie travels to home island dominica after hurricane mariaIt has been an excruciating month for me since Hurricane Maria slammed my home island of Dominica. There was almost no information coming out in the first few days after the disaster. I couldn’t reach my family.

IFAW Disaster Response team heads to the island of Dominica

Oct 26 2017
ifaw kelvin alie travels to his home island of dominica after hurricane maria

ifaw kelvin alie travels to home island dominica after hurricane mariaIt has been an excruciating month for me since Hurricane Maria slammed my home island of Dominica. There was almost no information coming out in the first few days after the disaster. I couldn’t reach my family.

Artenschutzkonferenz einigt sich auf besseren Schutz für Haie, Löwen, Leoparden, Giraffen und Schimpansen

Publication Date: 
Oct 26 2017
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Leoparden werden in Zukunft besser geschützt

Heute haben die Vertragsstaaten der Bonner Konvention zum Schutz wandernder Tierarten (oder CMS) auf ihrer Konferenz in Manila (COP 12) für einen besseren Schutz verschiedener Arten gestimmt. Der Walhai und die Mittelmeer-Population des Geigenrochens wurden in den Anhang I aufgenommen, das heißt, dass alle 126 Mitgliedsstaaten sich verpflichten, diese Arten und ihre Lebensräume streng zu schützen.

Press Location: 
Hamburg
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Dörte von der Reith
Contact phone: 
040-86650033
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0160-90486493
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Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference

Publication Date: 
Oct 26 2017
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IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS),

 

However, this added protection, only came about after a historical first at CMS, when governments had to vote on species proposals, after failing to reach consensus.

 

Press Location: 
Manila, Philippines
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Rebekka Thompson-Jones, Oceania Office
Annelyn Close, IFAW EU
Contact phone: 
+61 2 9288 4973
+32 2 282 06 93
Contact mobile: 
+61 401 090 034
+32 472 01 02 61

Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference

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Oct 26 2017
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IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS),

However, this added protection, only came about after a historical first at CMS, when governments had to vote on species proposals, after failing to reach consensus.

Press Location: 
Manila, Philippines
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Rebekka Thompson-Jones (IFAW AU)
Contact phone: 
+61 (0)401 090 034
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Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference

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Oct 26 2017
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Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference

IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is hopeful that after four days of intense negotiation, world governments are set to increase protection for a range of shark species at the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), a UN wildlife conference today, including the world’s largest fish, the whale shark.

By contrast, the CMS looks to be heading to a historical first-ever votes on species proposals, after countries failed so far to agree on new international collaboration to conserve lions, leopards, giraffes and chimpanzees.

Press Location: 
Manila, Philippines
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Rebekka Thompson-Jones (IFAW AU)
Contact phone: 
+61 (0)401 090 034
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Weesberen met door donateurs bedachte namen terug naar Russische wildernis

Oct 6 2017
Weesberen met door donateurs bedachte namen terug naar Russische wildernis

Het IFAW wil dit jaar in totaal 12 berenjongen uitzetten in 4 regio's - de regio's Pskov, Tver en Kirov, en de republiek Komi. Voor een aantal van deze berenjongen mochten onze donateurs een naam bedenken. Graag delen we hier een paar van hun verhalen. 

 

De uitzetting van Pippa en Poe

Een kijkje bij Friends of the Koala

Oct 17 2017
Een kijkje bij Friends of the Koala

Het is zondagochtend acht uur en ik rijd mee in een koala-reddingsbus – een typische voorjaarsdag bij Friends of the Koala (FOK) in Australië. Twee inwoners van Northern Rivers in New South Wales hebben FOK gebeld over koala's in nood. Dit soort telefoontjes is geen uitzondering; sinds 1 juli heeft het centrum al 77 koala's gered.