All Press Releases for Whales

20th October 2006
The whalers are on the hunt for a fin whale, one of nine the government has issued hunting permits for. Fin whales are endangered under IUCN guidelines and second only to the blue whale in terms of size -- growing to average lengths of 18-22m and Read more »
17th October 2006
The announcement was made by Iceland’s Ministry of Fisheries, which said permits had been granted for the commercial hunting of 30 minke whales and nine endangered fin whales. While Iceland has not officially hunted whales commercial over th Read more »
29th September 2006
NGOs have now carried out a preliminary examination of the site. They found the pipeline work has caused environmental damage estimated at 2-billion Rubles (US$70-million). The width of digging for the 800 km (497 mile) long pipeline trench, set a Read more »
29th September 2006
As the Grand Prize Winner, Moellman will receive a 60GB video iPod, and will have his song featured in upcoming public service announcements about the growing whale slaughter around the world.“At IFAW, we wanted to present these magnificent Read more »
19th September 2006
Sakhalin-2 is a jointly owned project of Royal Dutch Shell (55%), Japan’s Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (25%) and the Mitsubishi Corporation (20%). Sakahlin-2 currently produces over 70,000 barrels a day of oil, and with planned expansions is expect Read more »
14th August 2006
The team of scientists and volunteers from Iceland, UK and as far afield as Trinidad, has been using modern, non-invasive research techniques to gather important data on the many species of whales found in Icelandic waters. Sightings have included Read more »