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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington i
27th April 2015 Patrick Ramage
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to America this week presents a prime opportunity for President Obama, Read more »
A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be pa
25th April 2015 Susannah Calderan
Big ships and big whales don’t mix. We’re south of Sri Lanka, home to one of the world’s highest densities Read more »
AAE participants have created more than 100,000 pieces of artwork.
18th April 2015 Elena Zharkova
More than 60,000 people will visit the AAE Beluga whales exhibition at the Darwin museum in Moscow and see a selection 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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Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
1st April 2015
(Sydney, 30 March) Tomorrow marks 12 months since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Japan to stop killing whales in the Antarctic, saying its whaling programme was not research, just commercial slaughter which violated a Read more »
20th March 2015
(Sydney, 23 March 2015) A moratorium on seismic testing for oil and gas should be declared in areas critical to blue whales for feeding and migration, according to IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare).   The Abbott Government’s Read more »
Don't Let Them Disappear
3rd March 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual World Wildlife Read more »
Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign
15th January 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador Joely Fisher, features notable Hollywood persona Read more »
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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 »
1st September 2014 by
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
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MEP David Martin (seated) learning about whale research on board Song of the Wha
19th October 2012 by Adrian Hiel
There are three remaining countries in the world that engage in the cruel practice of commercial whaling and two of them are Read more »
Kangaroo Island’s Water Are Now A Target Of Bight Petroleum
15th October 2012 by
Kangaroo Island’s Waters Are Now A Target Of Bight Petroleum IFAW is deeply concerned by today’s Read more »
EU Parliament takes strong stand against Japanese whaling in trade talks
12th October 2012 by
European Parliamentarians have taken a strong stand against whaling in the context of EU – Japan trade negotiations. Read more »
2012 Iceland cetacean cruise report Iceland March 13
28th September 2012 by
This report summarises research activities carried out by the Song of the Whale (SOTW) team in Iceland in August and Read more »
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