All Press Releases for Whales

23rd June 2010
“Under a cloud of corruption allegations the IWC is taking a safe course, opting for a cooling off period that protects the moratorium and other IWC conservation measures,”  said Patrick Ramage, Director of IFAW’s Global Whale Read more »
21st June 2010
The most important International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in decades begins today in Agadir, Morocco as the 88-member governments which comprise the IWC consider a controversial proposal to legalize whaling. The proposal, three years in the Read more »
22nd April 2010
The proposal, if adopted, would overturn the 1986 ban on commercial whaling by authorizing whaling by Norway, Iceland, and Japan. It would also legalize Japan’s whaling in an internationally recognized whale sanctuary around Antarctica, grant n Read more »
15th March 2010
“Whales are in a sea of trouble, and we must do all we can to mitigate threats to the species and its habitat,” said Jeff Flocken, IFAW DC Office Director. “We applaud Senator Kerry’s leadership in championing this legislation Read more »
2nd October 2009
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), called on the Icelandic government to heed the international criticism and support responsible whale watching as a humane and profitable alternative to the cruelty of whaling. The joint demarche, a f Read more »
26th June 2009
“We are encouraged that the IWC avoided bad compromises and by the attention governments devoted to discussions of whale watching and new whale research and conservation initiatives,” Ramage said. “The IWC Conservation Committee rec Read more »