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UK charity welcomes grants to support its work protecting wildlife

first_img Howard Lake | 25 September 2008 | News A UK charity has received awards from two grant-making bodies to support its work protecting threatened animals and their habitats in south east Asia. International Animal Rescue (IAR) in East Sussex runs rehabilitation centres in India and Indonesia for wildlife that has been rescued from captivity. Animals that can no longer survive in the wild are given a permanent home in IAR’s sanctuaries, while those that learn to fend for themselves are released back into protected areas of natural habitat.Earlier this year IAR was awarded a grant of £50,000 by The Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation, a UK-based grant-making trust, to support the charity’s work rescuing and rehabilitating dancing bears in India. It is the second year running that the Foundation has supported a specific aspect of the project – the expansion of IAR’s bear sanctuary in Agra which is home to several hundred bears that have been rescued from the streets of India.This year’s grant was awarded following IAR’s submission of a comprehensive application proposal for further funding and a visit to the sanctuary in April by Simon Mickleburgh, The Foundation’s Grants Manager.Carrie Colliss, Development Director at International Animal Rescue, says: “We’re delighted to have received this second grant from The Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation. During his visit Simon was able to see what a difference the Foundation’s money is making to the project. Bear handlers are literally queuing up to surrender their bears to us, but we can only take them in as fast as the sanctuary can be extended to house them. Thanks to the Foundation we can continue with our expansion plans and bring a swifter end to the suffering of all the dancing bears in India.”The Agra sanctuary is the largest sanctuary for endangered sloth bears in the world. It was created in 2002 on land provided by the Indian government within the Sur Sarovar bird sanctuary, IAR’s purchase of additional land in 2006 means that it now has the capacity to house the 200 or so dancing bears that remain on the streets. Thanks to IAR and partner charity Wildlife SOS of India, nearly 500 bears have been rescued and given a permanent home either in Agra or in a second sanctuary in Bannerghatta in southern India.Carrie Colliss continues: “The reforestation of the new land in Agra has brought flocks of exotic birds into the area which has been an unexpected bonus of the project: clearly the natural jungle environment we have created for the bears is also the perfect habitat for a wealth of rare species of birds and insects. This gives the project an added conservation value which we are proud to point out to when applying for grants.”In addition to rescuing the bears, IAR’s project provides retraining for the bears’ handlers who belong to a tribespeople known as the Kalandars. They are some of the poorest people in India, but thanks to assistance from IAR and Wildlife SOS they are able to find alternative employment and create a better life for their families once they have officially undertaken never to get another bear.The Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation has also awarded £50,000 towards IAR’s primate rescue project in Indonesia. The team there focuses on macaque monkeys and slow lorises that have been caught from the wild to be sold as pets in the notorious animal markets in Jakarta. IAR’s vet clinic and rehabilitation centre opened at the beginning of the year and already the project is proving highly successful. Several troops of macaques have been returned to the wild after rehabilitation at the IAR centre and the team is now also exploring the viability of releasing slow lorises that have had their teeth clipped down by illegal traders to render them defenceless.The charity’s action to protect the wildlife of Indonesia has prompted the authorities to grant protected status to an area of rainforest in Sumatra where IAR has identified rare and vulnerable species of wildlife. Spanish vet Karmele Llano Sanchez who leads IAR’s team in Indonesia has put together a proposal for a proper survey of the forest in Lampung where the rehabilitated macaques are released. As well as the survey, the proposal includes reforestation, an education and awareness programme, as well as a sustainability programme for the local people. The proposal was extremely well received by the Spanish government which has agreed to sponsor the project with a grant of €140,000.Carrie concludes: “These generous grants are a very welcome boost to our funds at a time when money has been tight. We rely mainly on donations from the public to fund our projects and everyone has been feeling the pinch recently. I can’t deny that we have had to consider the prospect of cutting back on some areas of our work but it’s more likely now that we can avoid that. Thanks to the generous support of The Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation and the Spanish government, we can plan ahead with a bit more confidence in the future. And we will certainly continue to approach other trusts and funding bodies to seek their support for our work.Ends.For further information contact Lis Key at International Animal Rescue on 01825 767688/ mobile 07957 824379.www.internationalanimalrescue.orgLis Key, Communications Manager | E:[email protected] | T: +44 (0)1825 767688International Animal RescueLime House, Regency Close, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1DS UK | Registered charity no [email protected] | www.internationalanimalrescue.orgDedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of suffering animals UK charity welcomes grants to support its work protecting wildlife About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. 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Ready, Set, RUN! for Barnardos in the 2020 Virtual Cook Medical…

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Running and exercise is proven to be good for your mental healthBARNARDOS Children’s Charity is calling on Limerick supporters to don their running shoes and help raise funds for Barnardos in the 2020 Virtual Cook Medical Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon taking place on September 26 and 27.Now in its 22nd year, Cook Medical Limerick Women’s Mini Marathon is firmly established as the premier women’s running event in Limerick and the Midwest. Sign up and raise funds for Barnardos today!Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Barnardos was delighted to be nominated as a chosen charity in 2020 and all funds raised will go directly to the charity’s Early Years and Family Support Services in Limerick.Aoife Brown,Barnardos Project Leader Limericksaid: “It’s fantastic to be nominated as a chosen charity for the Virtual 2020 Cook Medical Limerick Mini Marathon. The event always created a really wonderful atmosphere in the city over the years.While it’s a pity it’s had to go virtual because of Covid19, we have no doubt that the sense of fun and community will remain in 2020. The funds raised on behalf of Barnardos will go a long way towards supporting the vulnerable children and families we work with, many of whom have endured far too much during the pandemic.Whether you’re running, walking or jogging on September 26 & 27 we hope you will consider doing so in aid of Barnardos!”Barnardos works with 618 children and families in communities throughout Limerick City and County, providing support when it’s needed most. Please lend your support and run in aid of Barnardos. bit.ly/LimerickMM Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter LimerickNewsReady, Set, RUN! for Barnardos in the 2020 Virtual Cook Medical Limerick Women’s Mini MarathonBy Meghann Scully – September 15, 2020 118 TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Previous articleWedding numbers to double in new Living With Covid planNext articleLimerick Chamber lays bare COVID-19 impact on business in region across key sectors Meghann Scully center_img Print Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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HR holds the answer to tribunal dilemma

first_imgLastweek, at long last, the Government launched its answer to the woes of the  employment tribunal system. Anyone expectingministers to wave a magic wand will give the new Acas arbitration scheme twocheers at best. Employers had hoped the scheme would divert many disputes awayfrom tribunals into a process of binding arbitration. This would take thepressure off the over-burdened tribunal system and save employers a great dealof time and money. Thosewho saw the Acas scheme as the antidote to a tribunal system which has becometoo legalistic and is inherently biased against the employer will bedisappointed to discover how little impact arbitration will have in reality.Only 1,000 unfair dismissal cases will be handled in the first year. This willmake little impact if you consider that last year there were over 53,000 casesand the total is increasing year on year. It will be like using a small bucketto bail out a sinking ocean liner.Thereare also issues about how long the arbitration system will be able to remaininformal – after all, industrial tribunals themselves were originally designedas an informal way to resolve workplace disputes. Thearbitration scheme is very far from being the answer to the costs and red tapesurrounding workplace disputes. To be fair, it is difficult to see whatalternative system could replace tribunals at this stage. Thereal answer is in strong HR policies. The HR profession has sometimes madeitself unpopular by bearing bad news to industry chiefs about the constraintsput on companies by employment legislation. What the profession must do now isto turn this into a positive by driving through better management systems thataddress the causes of disputes and nip them in the bud. It’s not magic but it’sthe only viable option. Comments are closed. HR holds the answer to tribunal dilemmaOn 3 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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‘Shabu,’ firearm seized in buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD City – Nine sachets of suspected shabu weighing about 19 grams valued at around P133,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 2. Reyes, Alyaga and Benjamin were nabbed after they sold suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P500 around 6:05 p.m. on July 4, the police added.When frisked, an improvised .22-caliber revolver loaded with four live bullets was also recovered.The suspects were detained in the lockup cell of the Police Station 2, facing charges./PN The 38-year-old resident Glenn Reyes, 42-year-old Ike Alyaga of Barangay 1 and 30-year-old Alex Benjamin of Barangay 7 yielded the suspected illegal drugs, police said.center_img Antidrug officers inspect items seized from Glenn Reyes, Ike Alyaga and Alex Benjamin, who were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Barangay 2, Bacolod City on July 4. last_img read more

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