http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/everything/rss.xml/124/20 en Spotlight Russia: Western Grey Whale Research Team begins 2014 expedition http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/spotlight-russia-western-grey-whale-research-team-begins <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/whales/dr-maria-masha-n-vorontsova">Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova</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, 07/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="The WGW team photographs their good friend, Svetlana, a well-known female whale, near the Piltun lighthouse" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/7_9_14_Post_Image_v2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 237px;" title="The WGW team photographs their good friend, Svetlana, a well-known female whale, near the Piltun lighthouse" />This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale (WGW) Research team collectively. -- MV</em></p> <p>Our long-term research on gray whales is continuing.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/spotlight-russia-western-grey-whale-research-team-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales russia Svetlana Western Gray Whale whale research Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:36:10 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 100796 at http://www.ifaw.org BBC Radio 6 music guru Marc Riley muses on his love affair with Iceland and whale watching http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/bbc-radio <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/whales/marc-riley">Marc Riley</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">Tue, 07/01/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A pod of whales swimming off Iceland. Image courtesy Marc Riley." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Whales1_V2..jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 180px;" title="A pod of whales swimming off Iceland. Image courtesy Marc Riley." />My first trip to Iceland came in 1982.</p> <p>If memory serves it was a very, very different place then.</p> <p>Tourism was in its infancy and all the beer was alcohol-free...which would be perhaps understandable if mind-bending spirits weren&rsquo;t freely available&hellip;which they were.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/bbc-radio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales iceland Whale friendly tourism whale watching Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:02:44 +0000 Marc Riley 100699 at http://www.ifaw.org Whale success story: Hangglide’s rescue in the Bay of Fundy http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/whale-success-story-hangglide%E2%80%99s-rescue-bay-fundy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/whales/mackie-green">Mackie Green</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">Fri, 06/20/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A CWRT rescue worker frees Hangglide, a nine-year-old humpback whale, in the Bay of Fundy. © CWRT/IFAW" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Hangglide_disentanglement_2_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 272px;" title="A CWRT rescue worker frees Hangglide, a nine-year-old humpback whale, in the Bay of Fundy. © CWRT/IFAW" />The call came in on Monday night, June 10, 2014.</p> <p>A whale watching ship out of Maine had stumbled on a humpback tangled up in lobster traps.</p> <p><strong>He was fifty miles offshore, and he needed our help.</strong></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/whale-success-story-hangglide%E2%80%99s-rescue-bay-fundy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Animal rescue Whales Campobello Whale Rescue Team disentanglement Hangglide humpback rescue Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:21:27 +0000 Mackie Green 100590 at http://www.ifaw.org Sad National Day in Iceland as first harpooned fin whale of the season comes ashore http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/sad-national-day-iceland-first-harpooned-fin-whale-season-comes-ashore <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/2535">Sigursteinn Masson</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, 06/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="About 20 protesters, some Icelandic and some from other countries, were there holding banners outside the station with the slogan ‘What is the point?’. c. Megan Whittaker" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Protests1.17.06.14_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 254px;" title="About 20 protesters, some Icelandic and some from other countries, were there holding banners outside the station with the slogan ‘What is the point?’. c. Megan Whittaker" />Just before 3.30pm on Tuesday one of two operational whaling boats belonging to Iceland&rsquo;s lone fin whaler, Mr.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/sad-national-day-iceland-first-harpooned-fin-whale-season-comes-ashore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales endangered fin whale iceland Mr. Kristjan Loftsson protesters The National Day of Iceland Whaling Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:48:55 +0000 Sigursteinn Masson 100576 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland's fin whaling begins again... http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/icelands-fin-whaling-begins-again <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/node/2535">Sigursteinn Masson</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, 06/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Icelandic Minister of Fisheries was on the National Radio of Iceland this morning rebuking the United States&rsquo; decision not to invite Iceland to the international conference &lsquo;<a href="http://ourocean.info/" target="_blank">Our Ocean</a>&rsquo;, hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry.</p> <p><strong>The reason for this action by the US State Department is, according to them, Iceland&rsquo;s commercial whaling; however the reality is that a single individual, Mr. Kristjan Loftsson, is responsible for the commercial whaling of fin whales</strong>.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/icelands-fin-whaling-begins-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Fin Whales iceland Kristjan Loftsson whales Whaling Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:39:33 +0000 Sigursteinn Masson 100559 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan's PM: "Pay no attention to that World Court behind the curtain!" http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/japans-pm-pay-no-attention-world-court-behind-curtain <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">Tue, 06/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>News out of Japan yesterday had Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe announcing to a parliamentary hearing that <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-10/japanese-pm-to-push-for-return-to-commercial-whaling/5511110" target="_blank">he will work towards restarting commercial whaling</a>, despite the world&rsquo;s highest court ordering that Tokyo must stop killing whales in the Antarctic.</p> <p>Mr Abe states he will step up efforts to gain understanding from the international community, claiming that &ldquo;it is regrettable that this part of Japanese culture is not understood&quot;.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/japans-pm-pay-no-attention-world-court-behind-curtain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Abe buffet food Japan meat stunt whales Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:21:40 +0000 Patrick Ramage 100514 at http://www.ifaw.org