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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

Marine mammals are sentinels of the health of our oceans, and die-offs such as t
1st September 2015 Misty Niemeyer
As national attention turns to Alaska with President Obama’s historic visit, we are monitoring another federal Read more »
Now the door is open for those healthy dolphins to be reintegrated to the wild t
25th August 2015 Katie Moore
I remember, several times, drawing up the euthanasia solution that would humanely and peacefully end the life of the dolphin Read more »
20th August 2015 Sigursteinn Masson
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Read more »
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20th August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in 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 »
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 »
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Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th 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
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 »
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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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New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland
28th May 2015 by
A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched today Read more »
CT Harry with a stranded common dolphin on Cape Cod in 2012. It’s strandings lik
19th May 2015 by CT Harry
I did an interview with Todd McLeish, University of Rhode Island Public Information Officer interested in news about Read more »
Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans
19th May 2015 by
As the scientific committee of the conservation body for whales, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins its Read more »
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal
19th May 2015 by
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat Read more »
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