All Press Releases for Whales

25th November 2011
An intergovernmental conservation body representing more than 100 countries has failed to recognise whaling as a threat to whale conservation following objections from Norway, one of the last three countries still killing whales for commercial reason Read more »
Whale research vessel sets sail to survey marine mammals in the North Sea
1st November 2011
IFAW’s SOTW team uses non-harmful research methods such as photo-identification and passive acoustics with underwater hydrophones to find out more about marine mammals and how they can be protected. The latest survey will investigate the presen Read more »
30th September 2011
Following Japanese media reports today that whaling will continue with around US$27 million in additional government security budget to protect the fleet, Patrick Ramage, Director of IFAW’s Global Whale Programme, said: “I'd bet this is w Read more »
16th September 2011
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) welcomed the move and urged the US government to maintain its strong stance against Icelandic whaling. As the end of the country’s whaling season approaches, no endangered fin whale Read more »
18th July 2011
A UK proposal on greater transparency and effectiveness at the IWC was adopted by consensus yesterday. Today, a proposal for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary by Brazil and Argentina led to a mid-morning walkout by Japan, Iceland, Norway and other pro Read more »
13th July 2011
IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare www.ifaw.org), which backed the paper as a vital measure to secure the IWC’s future credibility and effectiveness, believes the final resolution is a step in the right direction for the forum, des Read more »