All Press Releases for Whales

18 September 2015
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes the appointment of Peter Woolcott, the Australian Government’s current Environment Ambassador, as Australia’s new Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC).   Com Read more »
More whale deaths inevitable as ships and whales increase in the Great Barrier R
9 September 2015
More whale deaths from collisions with ships are inevitable unless the government improves its management of shipping in the Great Barrier Reef, warned the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), following reports today of a humpback whale calf Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12 August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29 June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
26 June 2015
(Sydney, 26 June, 2015)  On National Whale Day, new polling by IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) reveals only 17 percent of Australians believe the Abbott Government is doing enough to prevent the return of Japanese whaling in the Read more »
International scientists and the Australian public say NO to Japan’s new whaling
19 June 2015
In the latest blow to Japan’s hopes to start whaling again, scientists from the majority of countries represented on the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee have stated Japan does not need to kill whales for Read more »