Let’s Find A Way to save the Ballina 200

februari 12, 2015
A koala settled in for a little nap. Photo: Friends of the Koala

A koala settled in for a little nap. Photo: Friends of the KoalaIt’s been a busy start to the year in koala world.

South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar

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januari 22, 2015
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The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013.

“These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rhinos in the wild where they belong. We can and must do better,” said Jason Bell, Director IFAW Southern Africa.

The illicit trade in rhino horn, driven by demand from China and Vietnam for investment purposes and ill-conceived notions of healing benefits has seen prices skyrocket, leading to increased poaching.

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Oli the otter goes wild!

januari 21, 2015
This week, the IFAW-WTI team took Oli to a natural stream for release.

This week, the IFAW-WTI team took Oli to a natural stream for release. PHOTO: © IFAW/S.BhattacharjeeOli is an otter.

The compassion factor

januari 21, 2015
CLAW has served Syferbult with animal and humanitarian support for a few years.

CLAW has served Syferbult with animal and humanitarian support for a few years. PHOTO Blessing Chiriseri

India announces its tiger population is flourishing

januari 22, 2015
Indien gibt bekannt, dass sich die Tigerpopulation erholt hat

India’s environment minister announced yesterday that tiger populations in India have rebounded 30 percent thanks to targeted conservation efforts.

Prakash Javadekar released the findings of the quadrennial tiger census from New Delhi and reported that India now has 2,226 tigers in the wild today, up from 1,706 in 2010.

India may now be home to anywhere from 50 percent to 70 percent of the world’s wild tiger population, which is estimated at 3,700 to 4,200 individuals.