Hundreds of elephants slaughtered by poachers in Cameroon

Poachers have slaughtered hundreds of elephants for their ivory tusks in the Bouba Ndjida National Park, Cameroon. © Boubandjida Safari Lodge (IFAW press photo)

Here's a story that will break your heart (or it should): more than 200 elephants have been slaughtered by poachers in Cameroon. The poachers are killing the elephants for their ivory tusks.According to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other sources, the killing spree began in mid-January when an armed gang of Sudanese poachers  began to kill free-roaming elephants in the Bouba Ndjida National Park. The park is in northern Cameroon, near the border with Chad.IFAW’s Celine … [Read more...]

Dozens of dolphins strand along the coast in Cape Cod, MA (photos)

Two rescued common dolphins are kept warm with blankets in an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescue vehicle before being released back into Cape Cod Bay at Scusset Beach, Sagamore, MA 1/14/2012. (Photo used with permission; © IFAW/J. Cumes)

No matter how many scientific advances we make and how much knowledge we amass, there will always be stories that remind us that we still have so much more to learn about creation.Case in point: the annual stranding of dolphins along the coast of Cape Cod. Along with Australia and New Zealand, Cape Cod is on the of the top three stranding sites in the world for these ocean mammals.For reasons not even the best scientists can explain, mass strandings of multiple marine mammals often occur … [Read more...]


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