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News - August 2010

IAR joins up with CABS to mount 'Operation Safe Passage' in Malta

31st August 2010

The Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) has announced that it will once again mount operations to monitor illegal hunting and trapping on Malta and Gozo during September. According to their spokesperson Axel Hirschfeld, 24 CABS Bird Guards will be active on the archipelago from 10 September... read more »

Malta wildlife police accused of bribery by hunter

31st August 2010

Just days before the start of the autumn hunting season in Malta, the police unit responsible for monitoring hunting offences is being hounded by allegations of bribery after a hunter claimed to have paid police money in exchange for tip-offs on raids. A police officer is expected to be arraigned... read more »

IAR's Laurence Van Atten ties the knot

28th August 2010

International Animal Rescue sends congratulations to Laurence Van Atten, its US office manager, on the event of her wedding to James Holyoak. Before joining IAR in 2006 Laurence studied Wildlife Conservation at the University of Massachusetts and received a Master's Degree in Applied Animal... read more »

Our team moves macaques from misery in Jakarta

27th August 2010

International Animal Rescue's team in Java has moved a group of macaques from the Tegal Alur rescue centre in Jakarta where they were being kept in deplorable conditions. The animals had been caught from the wild in Muara Angke to try to resolve the ongoing conflict between wild macaques and local... read more »

Hunters pay a heavy penalty for vandalising trees in Malta

26th August 2010

Three young Maltese hunters have been ordered each to carry out 300 hours' community service after pleading guilty to destroying a number of trees in the North of Malta in April this year. This is the first time in the history of the Malta Law Courts that such a heavy community service penalty has... read more »

John the orangutan joins our family in Ketapang

25th August 2010

The latest arrival at International Animal Rescue's emergency rescue centre in Ketapang is an orangutan named John who was brought in from Pontianak. Ironically, in spite of the law against keeping an orangutan in captivity, a policeman had kept him at his home for several months. He claimed to... read more »

Animal welfare centre in Malta to open on World Animal Day

25th August 2010

The animal aftercare centre currently being built by the Malta Government at Ta' Qali will be officially inaugurated on 4th October – World Animal Day. The announcement was made during the August Animal Welfare Council meeting. The centre will be run by the Government in conjunction with the... read more »


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