Hurricane Dorian’s ripple effects are still being felt – especially when it comes to the pets and wild animals that also found themselves in the path of the storm. Our partners the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are on the ground in the Bahamas and partnering with other key stakeholders helping to save the […]Continue Reading 561 words
Amid an ongoing war and political chaos in Ukraine, a group of Kiev-based volunteers started by Mykhailo Starozhuk have been working to rescue animals around the city such as dogs, cats, and even birds, bears, and beavers. Kiev Animal Rescue Group (Karg), provides emergency services for injured animals 24/7 and was recently profiled in a […]Continue Reading 129 words
Encounters with wildlife are becoming more common in towns and neighborhoods as urbanization increases, yet people are generally unaware of how to handle these encounters which are resulting in an increased risk for both humans and animals. And because of habitat loss to fragmentation, urbanization and expanding agricultural production, suburban and urban spaces are becoming […]Continue Reading 509 words
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A famous yellow lab who saved 12 lives and recovered 41 bodies during her career as a search and rescue dog is being honored as she retires from her post. As AFP reported, Frida the rescue dog gained worldwide fame for her heroics after the earthquake that devastated Mexico on September 19, 2017, officially retired […]Continue Reading 124 words
Millennials are much more likely to enjoy their job and want to stay if they are allowed to bring their pets to work, according to a recent survey by Nationwide Insurance. And a millennial who sued the Meeker Housing Authority in Denver, Colorado for violating the federal rights of tenants with disabilities by charging a fee for companion animals recently agreed to settle his case against the authority for nearly $1 million. Millennials are increasingly forcing a change in U.S. society’s attitudes toward pets.Continue Reading 466 words
Now, having grown and thrived through the decades, IFAW is making changes in the hope of attracting the next generation of environmentalists at this critical moment for species and the planet. As the UN Extinction Report that was released on Monday makes clear, educating people who have come of age in the new millennium and inspiring them to take action is crucial to saving animals, people, and the planet going forward.Continue Reading 459 words
A major United Nations scientific report on biodiversity will be released later today, after a week of negotiations on the final text written by 400 leading scientists from 130 nations assessing the state of Nature — and its impact on humanity — across the globe, according to a draft obtained by Agence France-Presse (AFP).Continue Reading 445 words
The Atlantic’s Ross Andersen wrote a fascinating piece for the March 2019 issue of the magazine about animal cognition and the scientific community’s rethinking of how animals are aware of themselves and their surroundings. In the piece, he spends time with devotees of Jainism, an ancient religion whose highest commandment forbids violence not only against humans, […]Continue Reading 627 words