http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/26 en Icelandic whaler cancels this summer’s endangered fin whale hunt http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/icelandic-whaler-cancels-summer%E2%80%99s-endangered-fin-whale-hunt <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">Mar 9 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A fin whale spouting at the surface." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_09_17_iceland.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="A fin whale spouting at the surface." /></p> <p>Encouraging news has reached us overnight from Iceland that the country&rsquo;s lone fin whaler and fisheries magnate, Kristj&aacute;n Loftsson, has declared he will not resume the hunt for endangered fin whales this summer.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/icelandic-whaler-cancels-summer%E2%80%99s-endangered-fin-whale-hunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales cetacean cruel Fin Whales harpoon iceland Meet us don't eat us minke tourist vacation Whaling Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:48:34 +0000 Sharon Livermore 110710 at http://www.ifaw.org International Women’s Day: Paving the way for the next generation of animal heroines http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/international-women%E2%80%99s-day-paving-way-next-generation-animal-heroines <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/political-advocacy/erica-martin">Erica Martin</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">Mar 7 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="788" scrolling="no" src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fbusiness.facebook.com%2Fmedia%2Fset%2F%3Fset%3Da.1241933142523060.1073741832.236624143053970%26type%3D3&amp;width=610&amp;show_text=true&amp;height=788&amp;appId" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" width="610"></iframe></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/international-women%E2%80%99s-day-paving-way-next-generation-animal-heroines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Dogs & Cats Whales Elephants Animal rescue Dogs & Cats Elephants Whales cats dogs dolphins elephants female Ivory rescue staff whale Women's day Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:05:43 +0000 Erica Martin 110682 at http://www.ifaw.org Born to Be Free premieres in Moscow http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/born-be-free-premieres-moscow <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">Feb 24 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" mozallowfullscreen="" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/132513199" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>The documentary film <em>Born to Be Free</em> produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open the programme of the ECO CUP International Green Film Festival in Moscow today. The screening will be held at the 1,500-seat N1 hall at Octyabr Cinema (operated by Karo film company).</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-vimeo"><div id="media-vimeo-1" class="media-vimeo"> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/132513199?fullscreen=1&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&autoplay=0" width="460" height="292"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/born-be-free-premieres-moscow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Animal rescue Dolphins Whales Beluga capture cruel dolphin entertainment free Hunt perform whale wild Video Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:15:43 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 110529 at http://www.ifaw.org Solving strandings from space http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/solving-strandings-space <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/animal-rescue/katie-moore">Katie Moore</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">Feb 3 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Dolphins strand around the world, including right here on Cape Cod." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/02_03_17_nasa.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Dolphins strand around the world, including right here on Cape Cod." />Each year hundreds of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) strand around the world, <a href="/node/110203" target="_blank">including right here on Cape Cod</a>, where my office is based at IFAW&rsquo;s International Operations Center. I am regularly asked, why does this happen?</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/solving-strandings-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Animal rescue Dolphins Whales astronomical event beach ocean dolphin echolocation solar flare SONAR stranding whale Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:43:07 +0000 Katie Moore 110378 at http://www.ifaw.org TAKE ACTION: Government ship strike strategy up for public comment http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/take-action-government-ship-strike-strategy-public-comment <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/conservation/rebecca-keeble">Rebecca Keeble </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">Jan 27 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A mother humpback whale and her calf swim through open ocean waters. PHOTO: © Scott Portelli" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/01_27_17_au_shipstrike1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="A mother humpback whale and her calf swim through open ocean waters. PHOTO: © Scott Portelli" />The impact of vessel strikes on cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and increasingly on other marine species&mdash;including seals, sharks and turtles&mdash;is of growing concern internationally and within Australia&rsquo;s national jurisdiction.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/take-action-government-ship-strike-strategy-public-comment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales Australia law legislation ocean Oceania regulation ship strike vessel Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:17:59 +0000 Rebecca Keeble 110300 at http://www.ifaw.org Remembering a Green Giant http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/remembering-green-giant <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/conservation/patrick-ramage">Patrick Ramage</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">Jan 12 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157675355936283" title="Alexey Yablokov"><img alt="Alexey Yablokov" height="343" src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/325/32135735041_9688b379a5_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/remembering-green-giant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Whales Seals Whales climate change environment Green party policy politics remembrance russia whales Slideshow Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:22:38 +0000 Patrick Ramage 110246 at http://www.ifaw.org