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IFAW’s Kristen Patchett and Sarah Sharp assess one of the stranded humpback whal
26 June 2017 Brian Sharp
This week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team responded to two Read more »
Thank You charity shops and Re-Dreses are asking women in St. Petersburg to dona
13 June 2017 Elena Zharkova
While attending the world premiere of the “Born to be Free” film in Moscow, I met the director of Thank You Read more »
This World Oceans Day, the United Nations has convened the Ocean Conference.
8 June 2017 Aurore Morin
This World Oceans Day, the United Nations has convened the Ocean Conference to drive forward ocean conservation over the Read more »
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31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
30 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
28 October 2016
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Watch Video »
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Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law
15 June 2017
The former head of the UN body charged with protecting endangered species has condemned Japan’s latest North Pacific whaling programme as ‘violating international law’. The Government of Japan today issued self-allocated quotas to k Read more »
Shipping companies recognized for endangered whale protection efforts
8 June 2017
Collisions between endangered North Atlantic right whales and large shipping vessels are one of the leading causes of death for these rare whales and hinder the recovery of their entire species of approximately 500 individuals. As a protection measur Read more »
Minke whaling season begins in Iceland
26 May 2017
Whaling boats are out at sea in Iceland as the country’s minke whaling season begins, with whales being cruelly hunted with harpoons so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each y Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landin Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fr Read more »
IFAW Statement in Memory of Tilikum
6 January 2017
“It is always sad to hear of the death of a magnificent creature like Tilikum. At IFAW, we are hopeful that his tragic story will bring attention to the need to protect marine mammals in the wild. Through the Internet, books, photos, film and T Read more »
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Protecting Whales
22 June 2017 by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14 March 2016 by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14 March 2016 by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
4 May 2015 by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
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28 October 2016 by Matt Collis
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Read more »
A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27 October 2016 by adintino
Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Read more »
27 October 2016 by Matt Collis
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Read more »
Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extin
27 October 2016 by adintino
Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world’s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been Read more »
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