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2011-02-07 09:17:00

QUEENSLAND, Australia, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, emergency responders from IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) arrived in Cairns, Queensland to help wildlife carers still struggling from the recent floods when category five cyclone Yasi hit on Wednesday. IFAW immediately met with the local wildlife association and vets to develop a response plan for animals in the area who are suffering primarily from a loss of food sources and...

2011-01-31 09:08:00

ASSAM, India, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, five hand-raised, endangered elephant calves were moved from the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in Kaziranga to Manas National Park in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Implemented by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) and its partner organization the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the release is part of an ongoing effort to integrate orphaned elephants into wild herds in Manas. This critical work...

2011-01-20 13:36:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) has partnered with online pet food retailer PetFlow.com for an exciting new offer. For every new customer that signs up and creates a food-delivery schedule, PetFlow.com will donate $40 to IFAW. "A $40 donation can go a long way towards assisting one of IFAW's many efforts across the globe," said Fred O'Regan, President and CEO, IFAW. "It could vaccinate 20 street...

2011-01-18 00:00:39

Platform's construction could threaten future of sub-species Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 17, 2011 Sakhalin Energy Investment Company "“ part owned by Shell "“ has announced plans to build a major oil platform near crucial feeding habitat of the Western North Pacific gray whale population in the Russian Far East. Only around 130 whales of the critically endangered Western population exist today, and their primary feeding habitat "“ off Sakhalin Island "“...

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....