IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild animals

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Mar 25 2014
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IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild ani

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed the Dangerous Wild Animal Act into law.  The bill (HB 4393), prohibiting private ownership of dangerous wild animals, was sponsored by Delegate Randy Swartzmiller (D-1).

The new law includes a recommendation on phasing out future ownership of big cats, bears, primates, venomous and constrictor snakes, and alligators; institutes a Dangerous Wild Animal Board to create a list of animals to include under the law, and addresses Animal Welfare Act violations by roadside zoos.

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Washington, D.C.
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Cynthia Carson (IFAW
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(202) 536-1921
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How Russian tigers in rehabilitation behave during their ‘night’ and ‘day’

Mar 25 2014
How tigers in rehabilitation behave during their ‘night’ and ‘day’

Borya.In the evening, after 6 pm, all the tigers come out as if at a command.

Kuzya lies down on a hill top or in a clearing. Boria climbs up on the grotto roof. Ustin lies down in a small clearing with a view of all the enclosures. And the two females– Svetlaya and Ilona – lie down on a path with a view of Ustin's enclosure.

Once stationed at their respective observation points, they watch.

Le chasseur solitaire d'Islande tente d'expédier 2 000 tonnes de viande de rorqual commun au Japon

Publication Date: 
Mar 20 2014
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© IFAW_Einar Magnús Magnússon
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© IFAW_Einar Magnús Magnússon

Kristjan Loftsson, le dernier chasseur de baleines d'Islande, tente actuellement d'exporter environ 2 000 tonnes de viande de rorqual commun en dépit des faibles débouchés pour ce produit et malgré l'opposition des I

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Clare Sterling (IFAW Royaume uni)
Sigursteinn Masson (IFAW en Islande)
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+44 (0)207 587 6708
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Weitere Gibbonfamilie in Indien gerettet

Mar 14 2014
Weitere Gibbonfamilie in Indien gerettet

Die Gibbonfamilie wurde umgesiedelt und konnte jetzt im Mehao Wildlife-Schutzgebiet ausgewildert werden.Gestern hat unser Rettungsteam im indischen Bezirk Roing erfolgreich eine Gibbonfamilie eingefangen.  

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Russische Tiger werden schon bald ein Leben in Freiheit führen

Feb 28 2014
Russische Tiger werden schon bald ein Leben in Freiheit führen

Tiger sind familiäre Tiere und meiden Konflikte – ein ausreichendes Nahrungsangebot vorausgesetzt.

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‘Monitor’ the mock ‘hunt’ in central London and you could win a prize

Mar 21 2014

Have you already seen it?

To raise public awareness about the current threat the Hunting Act 2004 is under because the Government is considering introducing an amendment that will most likely render the Act unenforceable, IFAW and its ‘animal friends’ were in central London on Thursday this week to highlight the issue.

Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli

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Mar 21 2014
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Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli

In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death within the Amboseli ecosystem.

The incident happened on Thursday around 3 p.m. within Oltiani area. Reports indicate that a herd’s boy witnessed the elephant going down as it succumbed to its injury and notified community scouts who secured the site as they alerted Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) personnel.

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Amboseli, Kenya
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Jacqueline Nyagah (IFAW East Africa)
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+254 (20) 8072197/2406708
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