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Whales news

9th March 2016 Azzedine Downes
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Read more »
Kristjan Loftsson, the controversial Icelandic fisheries magnate, has killed fin
25th February 2016 Patrick Ramage
As I prepare to bed down for the night in Tokyo, encouraging word comes rushing round the ocean planet: Mr Kristjan Loftsson Read more »
22nd February 2016 Elena Zharkova
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a Read more »
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9th March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
22nd February 2016
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a Watch Video »
9th February 2016
Sonic Sea Film Teaser from Imaginary Forces on Vimeo. Sonic Sea, the much-anticipated documentary film casting light on man Watch Video »
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 »
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Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26th April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean. According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25th February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
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 »
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Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14th March 2016 by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14th March 2016 by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
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 »
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Image source: Wikimedia
25th March 2013 by Matt Collis
Regular readers will recall we celebrated a temporary reprieve for the whales of Kangaroo Island back at the start of the Read more »
Image: Matthew Turner : The Greens
21st March 2013 by Rachel Guo
In drought prone Australia, we are all taught that the drain is just for rain.  So on World Water Day 2013, the Read more »
Orca sighting at Grundarfjörður, on the north side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula
7th March 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
“I don’t think anyone has ever been too hot on the boat”, was my answer to the question of how much to Read more »
Bight Petroleum wants to conduct seismic testing off of  Kangaroo Island,South A
7th March 2013 by Sharon Livermore
The International Fund for Animal Welfare recently celebrated a small victory in our campaign here to protect critical whale Read more »
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