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2010-12-23 09:52:00

MOSCOW, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) announced today that eight endangered gyrfalcons, rescued from a failed smuggling operation in Moscow last month, were successfully released back to the wild. Prior to their release, the birds underwent four weeks of rehabilitation and were transported to the peninsula of Kamchatka, part of the falcon's winter home range. The endangered falcons were seized by customs officials on November...

2010-12-21 14:38:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Flocken, D.C. Office Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on the recent Congressional actions to protect wildlife: "Congress has made great strides in the past several days toward protecting sharks; however, it's important that they recognize their work in conserving wildlife is far from done. The passage of a bill to end the cruel practice of shark finning was a significant...

2010-12-01 08:30:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rescuers in South Africa have rushed to save a total of 415 endangered African penguin chicks from land and island-based penguin colonies near Cape Town, South Africa. The penguins were abandoned by their parents and were in danger of starving to death. The rescued chicks were taken to the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) where they will be hand-reared for a period of approximately six...

2010-11-10 08:00:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is moving three tigers from a closed sanctuary in San Antonio, Texas to Pittsboro, North Carolina. The tigers will be transported on a 36-foot rescue trailer and cover more than 1,300 miles to their new life-long home at the Carolina Tiger Rescue sanctuary. Unfortunately, due to the economic downturn, WAO, the Wild Animal Orphanage, decided to close their doors. Working...

2010-10-29 09:00:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, three rescued grizzly bears arrived at the Northern Lights Wildlife Society (NLWS) shelter in Smithers, British Columbia. The bear cubs will undergo several months of rehabilitation before they are fit for release back to the wild. The effort is part of a unique cooperative pilot project between the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the B.C. Ministry of Environment and NLWS. The bears' mother was shot as she...

2010-10-21 10:10:00

REIMS, France, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After several months of waiting, 411 critically endangered tortoises will return to their home country of Madagascar. The radiated (Astrochelys radiata), spider (Pyxis arachnoides) and angulated (Astrochelys yniphora) tortoises were illegally removed from their natural habitat and were en route for sale in public markets in China when they were intercepted by customs officials at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia in July....

2010-10-05 12:17:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio today joined with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.ifaw.org) to announce the launch of Animal Action Week, an annual global initiative to educate and empower children around the world to stand up, speak out and help save animals. Now in its 18th year, Animal Action Week runs through Sunday, October 10, 2010. This year's theme, Born to be Wild, highlights the alarming plight of...

2010-09-27 09:00:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- As a kickoff to Animal Action Week (October 4-11), educational publisher Weekly Reader has partnered with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to create an innovative, inspiring educational program about protecting the world's endangered tiger population. The multimedia classroom package, Born to Be Wild: Saving the Majestic Tiger, is designed to teach students in grades 3-9 about animals and the environment, the effects humans have...

2010-08-31 09:14:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced today the start of a relief program that will feed thousands of animals impacted by the record-breaking floods that have devastated Pakistan. IFAW has partnered with the local humanitarian group Ravi Foundation already active in the province of Punjab. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) some 200,000 cows, sheep, buffalo, goats and donkeys have already...

2010-07-26 12:49:00

Data from the Field Signals More Species Facing Extinction; Congressional Action Could Ensure Animals Are Not Lost Forever WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Fading Call of the Wild, a report released today by the world's leading wildlife conservation organizations, details the increasing threats and plunging populations of big cats and rare canids living in the wild. Faced with a striking loss of habitat and prey due to over-development of land and direct killing by...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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