http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/publications/rss.xml/124/20 en US Congress keeps some conservation funding alive…for now http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/us-congress-keeps-some-conservation-funding-alive%E2%80%A6-now <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/elephants/peter-lafontaine">Peter LaFontaine</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">May 5 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW’s marine mammal stranding rescue and research program relies heavily on Prescott grants which have been spared in the recent bipartisan compromise to keep the government funded through September." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_05_17_budget.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="IFAW’s marine mammal stranding rescue and research program relies heavily on Prescott grants which have been spared in the recent bipartisan compromise to keep the government funded through September." />Congress has reached a deal to keep federal agencies funde</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/us-congress-keeps-some-conservation-funding-alive%E2%80%A6-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Dolphins budget conservation funding Trump Wildlife Fri, 05 May 2017 20:15:17 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 111295 at http://www.ifaw.org Trump order for reviewing drilling permits terrible for whales, dolphins, marine life http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/trump-order-reviewing-drilling-permits-terrible-whales-dolphins-marine-life <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/whales/ct-harry">CT Harry</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">Apr 28 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The expansion of offshore drilling does not bode well for critical habit." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_28_2017_drilling_reversal.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Reversing the protections the Obama Administration instituted for the Atlantic and Arctic oceans would not bode well for marine life, including whales and dolphins." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/trump-order-reviewing-drilling-permits-terrible-whales-dolphins-marine-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:36:49 +0000 CT Harry 111223 at http://www.ifaw.org Sign up to be citizen whale conservationists http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/111212 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/conservation/rebecca-keeble">Rebecca Keeble </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">Apr 27 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="You can work alongside world-class scientists as they study humpbacks in Australia." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/GBRResearchAssistant.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Great Barrier Reef Whale and Dolphin Research Programme offers an opportunity to work alongside world-class scientists from mid-July to mid-September as they study humpback whales around Australia." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/111212" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Blue Planet Marine Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Laboratory great barrier reef Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:07:05 +0000 Rebecca Keeble 111212 at http://www.ifaw.org Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/111093 <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">Apr 15 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="2016" height="1512" title="Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay" alt="Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAWRightWhaleCarcass-2017-04-14_02.jpg?1492270379" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>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 landing site in Sesuit Harbor. Researchers then transported it by trailer to a necropsy site in Bourne for a complete examination.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/node/111093" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Right Whales Sat, 15 Apr 2017 15:31:47 +0000 jjohnson 111093 at http://www.ifaw.org Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-icela-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">Apr 13 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="201" title="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" alt="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_whale_300px_2.jpg?1492085412" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>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.</p> <p>Iceland&rsquo;s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fraction of this quota usually taken. In recent years the number of minkes killed annually has been between 24 and 30, although last year whalers harpooned 46 minke whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-icela-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales iceland minke whales whale meat whales Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:24:40 +0000 adintino 111063 at http://www.ifaw.org Global volunteer corps coming to Iceland to save whales http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/global-volunteer-corps-coming-iceland-save-whales <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">Apr 13 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Today, only a small fraction of the bay is designated as a whale watching area but all hunting of minke whales takes place inside the bay. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_13_17_iceland_sanctuary.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 431px;" title="Today, only a small fraction of the bay is designated as a whale watching area but all hunting of minke whales takes place inside the bay.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/global-volunteer-corps-coming-iceland-save-whales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales eat fin whale iceland meat minke Reykjavík taste tourist tradition Whaling Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:49:55 +0000 Sigursteinn Masson 111071 at http://www.ifaw.org