Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/press/rss.xml/124/20 en Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court finds its scientific whaling illegal http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/japan-announces-plans-new-antarctic-whale-hunt-months-after-world-court-finds-its-scientific-wh <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, 11/18/2014</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="176" title="Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court finds its scientific whaling illegal" alt="Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court find" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px.jpg?1416320736" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan today announced plans for a new &lsquo;scientific&rsquo; whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ)&nbsp; ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/japan-announces-plans-new-antarctic-whale-hunt-months-after-world-court-finds-its-scientific-wh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales International Whaling Commission IWC Japanese scientific whaling minke whales scientific whaling whales Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:20:26 +0000 adintino 101981 at http://www.ifaw.org 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 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 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 Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at international whales forum http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/key-conservation-measure-increase-protection-whales-passed-vote-international-whales-forum <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, 09/16/2014</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="199" title="Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at international whales forum" alt="Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Southern%20_Right_Whale_300_2.jpg?1410873340" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65<sup>th</sup> International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia.</p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) has strongly backed the resolution from the start and welcomed the result as a positive step for whales. The resolution aims to provide greater coherent global action for the world&rsquo;s 80+ marine cetacean species.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/key-conservation-measure-increase-protection-whales-passed-vote-international-whales-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales International Whaling Commission IWC whales Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:23:45 +0000 adintino 101411 at http://www.ifaw.org EU governments lead global protest against Icelandic Whaling http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/eu-governments-lead-global-protest-against-icelandic-whaling <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">Mon, 09/15/2014</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="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-0262-300px_0.jpg?1410793513" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their &ldquo;strong opposition to Iceland&rsquo;s continuing and increased harvest of whales&hellip; and to its ongoing international trade in whale products.&rdquo;</p> <p>The diplomatic move was welcomed by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare&ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/eu-governments-lead-global-protest-against-icelandic-whaling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales commercial whale hunters Iceland whalers Icelandic whaling international trade International Whaling Commission IWC whale meat whales Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:10:06 +0000 adintino 101396 at http://www.ifaw.org