Animal Action Education programme
Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Whales news

A 10-ton whale frolicking under your boat is both exciting and terrifying.
    While we were performing photo identification of gray whales around Sakhalin, we met a new friend. We call Read more »
22nd July 2015 Patricia Zaat
A group of whale watchers in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling small minke whale calf. The animal’s head just Read more »
The intricately patterned dwarf minke whale has its only known predictable aggre
19th July 2015 Matt Collis
With his commanding presence and white beard poking out from his otherwise wet-suited self, the view of Dr. Alastair Birtles Read more »
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22nd July 2015
A group of whale watchers in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling small minke whale calf. The animal’s head just Watch Video »
14th February 2015
Australia is globally important for whales and dolphins. Over 45 different species are found here, from the largest animal Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
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Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29th 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 »
26th 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
19th 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 »
3rd June 2015
This week marks the end of the first window of opportunity for Bight Petroleum to start its controversial plan for seismic testing in the waters off Kangaroo Island.   Instead of blasting this pristine marine environment with the continual, deaf Read more »
New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland
28th May 2015
A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched today in Reykjavik by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), contains information about whale friendly restaurants, which Read more »
Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans
19th May 2015
As the scientific committee of the conservation body for whales, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins its meeting in San Diego this week (May 19-June 3), it is being urged to follow the lead of an expert review panel and strongly reject Read more »
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Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
4th May 2015 by
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
IFAW Blue whales and seismic surveying in Australia
23rd March 2015 by
This analysis looks at the scale of seismic testing by the offshore oil and gas industry in important blue whale habitat in A Read more »
Seeking Sanctuary: Protecting whales in Australia’s marine reserves
17th February 2015 by
This report provides a national snapshot of whether marine protected areas are working for whales and dolphins in Australia. Read more »
Protecting Whales
7th November 2014 by
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
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A 10-ton whale frolicking under your boat is both exciting and terrifying.
    While we were performing photo identification of gray whales around Sakhalin, we met a new friend. We call Read more »
22nd July 2015 by Patricia Zaat
A group of whale watchers in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling small minke whale calf. The animal’s head just Read more »
The intricately patterned dwarf minke whale has its only known predictable aggre
19th July 2015 by Matt Collis
With his commanding presence and white beard poking out from his otherwise wet-suited self, the view of Dr. Alastair Birtles Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29th June 2015 by
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their Read more »
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