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Whales news

Remembering the Thames whale 10 years on
21st January 2016 Josey Sharrad
“It’s not as if a whale is ever going to swim up the Thames is it?!” These were the words of my director Read more »
A Shepherd's beaked whale surfacing in the Great Australian Bight, where Bight P
15th January 2016 Matt Collis
After 18 months of campaigning through the courts, IFAW has finally been granted full access to essential documents about Read more »
The dolphins were seen in shallow water, swimming inside the yacht club piers, w
12th January 2016 CT Harry
After being called to help two common dolphins on the island of Nantucket last Thursday, IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue Read more »
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26th December 2015
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Watch Video »
20th August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
23rd July 2015
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Watch Video »
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 »
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Stop commercial whaling in the Southern Ocean
16th December 2015
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement today that he will raise whaling with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe needs to be more than just diplomatic rhetoric, and must develop into a plan of action to halt the hunt, environ Read more »
1st December 2015
As Japan’s whaling fleet leaves port today, heading to kill hundreds of whales in the Antarctic, a panel of international legal experts has found Japan's new so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program breaks international law. Read more »
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30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
28th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks.   Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southe Read more »
18th 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
9th 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 »
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IFAW Second Sydney Panel Summary
4th December 2015 by rbartlett
The Second Sydney Panel of Independent Experts was asked to consider the legality of Japan's proposed new "scientifi Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
4th May 2015 by rbartlett
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 rbartlett
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 rbartlett
This report provides a national snapshot of whether marine protected areas are working for whales and dolphins in Australia. Read more »
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Remembering the Thames whale 10 years on
21st January 2016 by Josey Sharrad
“It’s not as if a whale is ever going to swim up the Thames is it?!” These were the words of my director Read more »
A Shepherd's beaked whale surfacing in the Great Australian Bight, where Bight P
15th January 2016 by Matt Collis
After 18 months of campaigning through the courts, IFAW has finally been granted full access to essential documents about Read more »
The dolphins were seen in shallow water, swimming inside the yacht club piers, w
12th January 2016 by CT Harry
After being called to help two common dolphins on the island of Nantucket last Thursday, IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue Read more »
26th December 2015 by Azzedine Downes
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Read more »
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