http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/20 en Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/animal-heroes-around-uk-receive-awar-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 10/21/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">www.ifaw.org</a>).</p> <p>IFAW&rsquo;s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Gale and presented by naturalist and broadcaster Bill Oddie.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/animal-heroes-around-uk-receive-awar-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Seals Whales Animal rescue Wildlife trade Education Dogs & Cats Seals Whales aae animal action awards Animal Action Education Animal Heros companion animals dogs illegal wildlife trade otters rescue dog seals whales Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:12:10 +0000 adintino 101751 at http://www.ifaw.org IWC65 wrap up: major victories scored for whales http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/iwc65-wrap-major-victories-scored-whales <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/whales/patrick-ramage">Patrick Ramage</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 10/06/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IWC 65 victories and progress bode well for whales like this minke in the Western Antarctic Peninsula’s Crystal Sound. © IFAW/A. Friedlaender " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Whale_antarctica_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 296px;" title="IWC 65 victories and progress bode well for whales like this minke in the Western Antarctic Peninsula’s Crystal Sound. © IFAW/A.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/iwc65-wrap-major-victories-scored-whales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commission iwc65 Japan slovenia UN whales Whaling Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:20:11 +0000 Patrick Ramage 101625 at http://www.ifaw.org Supporting whale disentanglement and stranding team efforts in Tonga http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/supporting-whale-disentanglement-and-stranding-team-efforts-tonga <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/animal-rescue/brian-sharp">Brian Sharp</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/25/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="IFAW supported workshops taught Tongans skills to manage strandings and to safely disentangle whales." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/tonga-workshop-boat_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 323px;" title="IFAW supported workshops taught Tongans skills to manage strandings and to safely disentangle whales." /></em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/supporting-whale-disentanglement-and-stranding-team-efforts-tonga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Education Whales disentanglement stranding Tonga training Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:45:47 +0000 Brian Sharp 101510 at http://www.ifaw.org Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/victory-whales-forum-votes-protect-world-court-ruling-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-anta <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" title="Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic" alt="Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Baleen-whale_300px.jpg?1411044247" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan&rsquo;s &lsquo;scientific whaling&rsquo; in Antarctica was illegal and no further permits should be issued.</p> <p>Days of wrangling between pro and anti-whaling nations meant the resolution by New Zealand, which could have been passed by consensus, was pushed to a vote which went through 35-20 with five abstentions and one absence.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/victory-whales-forum-votes-protect-world-court-ruling-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-anta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales ICJ International Court of Justice International Whaling Commission IWC Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling whales Whaling Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:44:24 +0000 adintino 101433 at http://www.ifaw.org Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/pro-whaling-countries-yet-again-harpoon-plans-south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="198" title="Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary" alt="Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300_5.jpg?1411043284" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>At the final day of the 65<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations.</p> <p>The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa and new sponsor Gabon, aimed to provide a comprehensive approach to conservation of cetaceans, involving the management of all threats to whales in the region, not just the threat of whaling, which does not take place in these waters.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/pro-whaling-countries-yet-again-harpoon-plans-south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC scientific whaling South Atlantic whale Sanctuary whale watching whales Whaling Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:28:48 +0000 adintino 101431 at http://www.ifaw.org A good week for whales? Tune in tomorrow! http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/good-week-whales-tune-tomorrow <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/whales/patrick-ramage">Patrick Ramage</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="With IWC Officials looking on, US IWC Commissioner Russell Smith, Japan's Joji Morishita and Russia's Valentin Ilyushenko sign a new cooperative agreement to protect Western Gray Whales." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/iwc_ramage_signatures_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 417px;" title="With IWC Officials looking on, US IWC Commissioner Russell Smith, Japan's Joji Morishita and Russia's Valentin Ilyushenko sign a new cooperative agreement to protect Western Gray Whales." />As I sit down to type up this blog, it&rsquo;s 1:30 in the morning in Portoroz, So</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/good-week-whales-tune-tomorrow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales iceland ICJ IWC Japan New Norway whales Whaling Zealand Video Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:24:04 +0000 Patrick Ramage 101428 at http://www.ifaw.org