Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/press/rss.xml/17/20 en IFAW Statement in Memory of Tilikum http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-statement-memory-tilikum <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">Jan 6 2017</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="IFAW Statement in Memory of Tilikum" alt="IFAW Statement in Memory of Tilikum" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/SOTW38_300px.jpg?1483729025" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>&ldquo;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 TV, more and more people can &ldquo;experience&rdquo; up-close views of wildlife in their natural habitat. Responsible whale watching and wildlife viewing provide opportunities to see animals in the wild exhibiting natural behaviors and can fortify the public commitment to conservation.&rdquo;</p> </div> Whales Whales Marine Mamals orca Sea World whale Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:58:04 +0000 adintino 110215 at http://www.ifaw.org Exxon urged to abandon actions which threaten last critically endangered whales in their vital feeding ground http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/exxon-urged-abandon-actions-which-threaten-last-critically-endangered-whales-their-vital-feedin <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">Dec 23 2016</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="181" title="Exxon urged to abandon actions which threaten last critically endangered whales in their vital feeding ground" alt="Exxon urged to abandon actions which threaten last critically endangered whales" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Mother-Calf-pair-western-grey-whale-300_px_1.jpg?1482508413" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center"><strong>Results of independent monitoring confirm violations by Exxon in its transportation of cargo off Sakhalin Island, Russia</strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p>Animal welfare and conservation groups are calling on oil giant Exxon to halt operations which threaten the last&nbsp; western gray whales whose number were estimated to be 150-200 whales in 2016 off Sakhalin Island in Russia, as they presented evidence of numerous company violations of environmental security requirements over its activities in the region.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/exxon-urged-abandon-actions-which-threaten-last-critically-endangered-whales-their-vital-feedin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales Exxon gray whales russia Sakhalin whales Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:52:30 +0000 adintino 110122 at http://www.ifaw.org A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the International Whaling Commission http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/win-whales-and-blow-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-international-whaling-commission <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">Oct 27 2016</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="176" title="A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the International Whaling Commission " alt="A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_5.jpg?1477573334" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan&rsquo;s permitting process for its so-called scientific whaling.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/win-whales-and-blow-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-international-whaling-commission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC minke whales scientific whaling whales Whaling Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:06:25 +0000 adintino 109512 at http://www.ifaw.org Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/urgent-measures-prevent-critically-endangered-vaquita-sliding-extinction-approved-international <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">Oct 27 2016</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="147" title="Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission" alt="Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extin" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Vaquita4_Olson_NOAA_300px.jpg?1477577205" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world&rsquo;s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia.</p> <p>The critically endangered vaquita, a tiny porpoise which is endemic to the Gulf of California, Mexico, is at risk of disappearing completely in the next few years with recent estimates suggesting it currently numbers less than 59 animals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/urgent-measures-prevent-critically-endangered-vaquita-sliding-extinction-approved-international" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Political advocacy Whales bycatch dolphins illegal fishing International Whaling Commission IWC Vaquita Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:09:46 +0000 adintino 109518 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International Whaling Commission convenes http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/japan%E2%80%99s-resumption-antarctic-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-under-spotlight-key-meeting-international-wha <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">Oct 21 2016</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="195" title="Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International Whaling Commission convenes" alt="Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Humpback_Whale_300px_0.jpg?1477053055" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan&rsquo;s so-called &lsquo;scientific whaling&rsquo;.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/japan%E2%80%99s-resumption-antarctic-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-under-spotlight-key-meeting-international-wha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales International Whaling Commision IWC Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling whales Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:35:07 +0000 adintino 109453 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/108809 <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">Sep 6 2016</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="IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference" alt="IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/asian_elephant_300px_0.jpg?1473167624" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Sri Lankan Delegate to IUCN announces Asian Elephants &amp; Whales Conference to take place September 2017</em></p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), today announced they will be serving as technical partners to the Asian Giants Conference that is set to take place September 2017 in Sri Lanka. The announcement was made at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, currently taking place in Hawaii, during a meeting of the IUCN Asian Elephant Specialist Group.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/108809" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Elephants Political advocacy Elephants Whales Asian Giants Conference elephants whales WTI Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:17:57 +0000 adintino 108809 at http://www.ifaw.org