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The North Atlantic right whale population has now experienced nearly twice as ma
20 July 2017 Misty Niemeyer
We recently received more sad news regarding the already critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. Another right Read more »
IFAW, Portuguese government officials and members of the shipping industry discu
13 July 2017 Eleonora Panella
The documentary Sonic Sea was screened on July 12 in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, and was met with the same Read more »
Sarah Sharp, IFAW veterinarian, observes the minke whale in Stage Harbor.
11 July 2017 Brian Sharp
This blog was penned by Assistant Stranding Coordinator Kathryn Rose. --BS The young female minke whale that swam into Stage Read more »
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31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
29 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
28 October 2016
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Watch Video »
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New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found. Typical seismic surveying for oil and gas exp Read more »
Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law
15 June 2017
The former head of the UN body charged with protecting endangered species has condemned Japan’s latest North Pacific whaling programme as ‘violating international law’. The Government of Japan today issued self-allocated quotas to k Read more »
Minke whaling season begins in Iceland
26 May 2017
Whaling boats are out at sea in Iceland as the country’s minke whaling season begins, with whales being cruelly hunted with harpoons so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each y Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landin Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fr Read more »
IFAW Statement in Memory of Tilikum
6 January 2017
“It is always sad to hear of the death of a magnificent creature like Tilikum. At IFAW, we are hopeful that his tragic story will bring attention to the need to protect marine mammals in the wild. Through the Internet, books, photos, film and T Read more »
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Protecting Whales
22 June 2017 by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
28 July 2016 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
Vote for a Whale friendly Australia
6 June 2016 by rbartlett
Learn about Wilbur the Whale and how to vote for a whale-friendly Australia in this handy leaflet. Read more »
Marine Mammals and Marine Turtles of the Pacific Islands Region
17 May 2016 by rbartlett
Marine Mammals and Marine Turtles of the Pacific Islands Region Read more »
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The whaling fleet has left Japan to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean for the se
22 November 2016 by Matt Collis
It seems barely a week goes by at the moment without Japan offering its latest snub to the international community. While Read more »
Japan has submitted to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) its proposal f
10 November 2016 by Matt Collis
Given that a huge chunk of the world and its media have been focused on the United States’ Presidential election Read more »
28 October 2016 by Matt Collis
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Read more »
A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27 October 2016 by adintino
Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Read more »
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