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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

IFAW strongly believes that whales should be celebrated, not slaughtered.
25th June 2015 Matt Collis
Today is National Whale Day, a day normally reserved to celebrate the arrival of the many whales that migrate to our Read more »
The majority of countries on the IWC Scientific Committee have found that Japan’
19th June 2015 Patrick Ramage
The latest in a series of encouraging signs for whales and legitimate whale science is a report released today by the Read more »
Bottlenose dolphins are one of the many species found in the waters off Kangaroo
31st May 2015 Sharon Livermore
For the last three years, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been campaigning to protect critical whale Read more »
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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 »
5th September 2013
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the 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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Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western
18th May 2015 by
Two months before Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) is due to conduct a major seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, a Read more »
New speed restrictions in and out of San Francisco Bay will reduce the risk of s
15th May 2015 by Sara Ernst
In order to help prevent whales from being struck by large ships – one of the leading causes of large whale mortality Read more »
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 Read more »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015 by
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are Read more »
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