All Press Releases for Whales

First fin whale harpooned in Iceland in three years is brought ashore to protes
18th June 2013
A lone whaler has resumed the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland after a three-year hiatus. Two of Kristjan Loftsson’s boats left port in Reykjavik on Sunday evening and one has now arrived at his whaling station in H Read more »
30th May 2013
(Sydney - 30th May 2013) IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare www.ifaw.org) has welcomed today’s decision by Environment Minister, The Hon Tony Burke MP, to require further assessment of Bight Petroleum’s plans to explore for o Read more »
Archive photo ©IFAW
7th May 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) has condemned an apparent decision to resume the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland. Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for slaughtering 28 Read more »
12th April 2013
  The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has welcomed the announcement last night by the International Court of Justice of hearing dates for Australia’s case against Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean. “This case has be Read more »
IFAW calls on Japan to end its cruel whaling for good as fleet returns with lowe
5th April 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) is urging Japan to abandon its dying whaling industry as the fleet returns to port with its lowest Antarctic catch since ‘scientific whaling’ began in 1987. In December last ye Read more »
1st March 2013
IFAW is astounded by the decision published today by Environment Minister, Tony Burke, to allow seismic testing to take place off the Victorian coast, in a location and at the exact time of year that saw the largest ever recorded sighting of blue wha Read more »