http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/20 en Whale fail for Abbott as NZ PM shows him how to raise whaling with Japan http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/whale-fail-abbott-nz-pm-shows-him-how-raise-whaling-japan <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/matt-collis">Matt Collis</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 07/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Prime Minister Abe of Japan and Australian Prime Minister, Abbott met earlier this week, where Abbott avoided bringing up Japan's &quot;scientific whaling,&quot; an issue the Australian people care deeply about." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Abe%20and%20Abbott_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Prime Minister Abe of Japan and Australian Prime Minister, Abbott met earlier this week, where Abbott avoided bringing up Japan's &quot;scientific whaling,&quot; an issue the Australian people care deeply about." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/whale-fail-abbott-nz-pm-shows-him-how-raise-whaling-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Abbott Abe Australia Japan whales Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:16:43 +0000 Matt Collis 100846 at http://www.ifaw.org Spotlight Russia: Western Grey Whale Research Team begins 2014 expedition http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/spotlight-russia-western-grey-whale-research-team-begins <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/dr-maria-masha-n-vorontsova">Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 07/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="The WGW team photographs their good friend, Svetlana, a well-known female whale, near the Piltun lighthouse" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/7_9_14_Post_Image_v2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 237px;" title="The WGW team photographs their good friend, Svetlana, a well-known female whale, near the Piltun lighthouse" />This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale (WGW) Research team collectively. -- MV</em></p> <p>Our long-term research on gray whales is continuing.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/spotlight-russia-western-grey-whale-research-team-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales russia Svetlana Western Gray Whale whale research Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:36:10 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 100796 at http://www.ifaw.org New report, "Collision Course", raises alarm on humpback ship strikes http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/new-report-collision-course-raises-alarm-humpback-ship-strikes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/sharon-livermore">Sharon Livermore</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 07/03/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW recommends the introduction of ‘whale zones’, restricting vessel speeds through core humpback whale habitat within the GBF." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/GBR-Whale-Zone_v2_.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 390px;" title="IFAW recommends the introduction of ‘whale zones’, restricting vessel speeds through core humpback whale habitat within the GBF." />It&rsquo;s that wonderful time of year again, when <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/Humpback%20Whale%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf" target="_blank">humpback whales</a> arrive in Australian waters in t</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/new-report-collision-course-raises-alarm-humpback-ship-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales barrier cetaceans collisions humpback reef ship strike whales Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:22:58 +0000 Sharon Livermore 100689 at http://www.ifaw.org Collision Course: the increasing risk of ship strikes to whales in the great barrier reef http://www.ifaw.org/australia/resource-centre/collision-course-increasing-risk-ship-strikes-whales-great-barrier-reef <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 07/02/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Concerns over the rapid industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef are widespread and have attracted the attention of the World Heritage Committee.&nbsp; Ship strikes pose a serious risk to whales.</p> </div> Whales Whales great barrier reef ship strikes whales Other Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:25:59 +0000 rbartlett 100717 at http://www.ifaw.org BBC Radio 6 music guru Marc Riley muses on his love affair with Iceland and whale watching http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/bbc-radio <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/marc-riley">Marc Riley</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 07/01/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A pod of whales swimming off Iceland. Image courtesy Marc Riley." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Whales1_V2..jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 180px;" title="A pod of whales swimming off Iceland. Image courtesy Marc Riley." />My first trip to Iceland came in 1982.</p> <p>If memory serves it was a very, very different place then.</p> <p>Tourism was in its infancy and all the beer was alcohol-free...which would be perhaps understandable if mind-bending spirits weren&rsquo;t freely available&hellip;which they were.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/bbc-radio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales iceland Whale friendly tourism whale watching Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:02:44 +0000 Marc Riley 100699 at http://www.ifaw.org Will whaling be on the agenda when Japan’s PM visits Australia, New Zealand? http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/will-whaling-be-agenda-when-japan%E2%80%99s-pm-visits-australia-new-zealand <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/matt-collis">Matt Collis</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 07/01/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Will Tony Abbott and John Key raise whaling with Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe, when he visits our region? Image Source: Office of Tony Abbott." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/abe_abbott_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 418px;" title="Will Tony Abbott and John Key raise whaling with Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe, when he visits our region? Image Source: Office of Tony Abbott." />Japan&rsquo;s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, will visit our region next week, as our countries look to make progress on trade deals and other matters.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/will-whaling-be-agenda-when-japan%E2%80%99s-pm-visits-australia-new-zealand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Abbott Abe Australia ICJ IWC Japan whales Whaling Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:09:28 +0000 Matt Collis 100706 at http://www.ifaw.org