http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/20 en IFAW Blue whales and seismic surveying in Australia http://www.ifaw.org/australia/resource-centre/ifaw-blue-whales-and-seismic-surveying-australia <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">Mon, 03/23/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This analysis looks at the scale of seismic testing by the offshore oil and gas industry in important blue whale habitat in Australia.</p> </div> Whales Whales Australia blue whales Reports, Papers, and Proceedings Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:19:22 +0000 rbartlett 103349 at http://www.ifaw.org WHALEFEST 2015: a leviathan happening http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/whalefest <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/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">Fri, 03/20/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="The author presenting on the Science and Campaigns stage at WHALEFEST 2015." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_20_15_patrick.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 347px;" title="The author presenting on the Science and Campaigns stage at WHALEFEST 2015." /></em></p> <p><em>&ldquo;The British and Americans are two people separated by a common language.&rdquo; </em></p> <p><em>― George Bernard Shaw</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/whalefest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Education Whales Brighton festivals oceans United Kingdom whalefest whales Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:35:09 +0000 Patrick Ramage 103352 at http://www.ifaw.org Australia fails blue whales http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/australia-fails-blue-whales <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">Fri, 03/20/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="1230" height="863" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/blue_whales_seismic_low_res_0.jpg?1426830249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>(Sydney, 23 March 2015) </strong>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).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Abbott Government&rsquo;s &lsquo;one-stop-shop&rsquo; environmental approvals have failed blue whales with 67%, of key blue whale feeding and migration areas exposed to seismic testing by the offshore oil and gas industry in 2014/2015, according to a new analysis released by IFAW today.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/australia-fails-blue-whales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales blue feeding grounding blue whales environment approvals NOPSEMA oil and gas industry regulator seismic testing whales Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:45:09 +0000 rthompson@ifaw.org 103329 at http://www.ifaw.org Keeping the pressure on Japan to stop whaling http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/keeping-pressure-japan-stop-whaling <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/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">Wed, 03/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="For the first time in more than a century, no commercial whaling is taking place this season in the Southern Ocean. " class="caption" longdesc="For the first time in more than a century, no commercial whaling is taking place this season in the Southern Ocean. " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/03_04_15_whale.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 392px;" title="For the first time in more than a century, no commercial whaling is taking place this season in the Southern Ocean. " />I&rsquo;m keyed up, almost giddy, despite a dozen hours in an economy class seat from LAX.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/keeping-pressure-japan-stop-whaling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Japan scientific whaling southern ocean Whaling Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:08:37 +0000 Patrick Ramage 103116 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW denounces wildlife crime on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-day <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">Tue, 03/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">www.ifaw.org</a>) 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 <a href="http://www.wildlifeday.org/">World Wildlife Day</a> started by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Whales world wildlife day Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:13:29 +0000 slajoie 103096 at http://www.ifaw.org Seeking Sanctuary: Protecting whales in Australia’s marine reserves http://www.ifaw.org/australia/resource-centre/seeking-sanctuary-protecting-whales-australia%E2%80%99s-marine-reserves <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">Tue, 02/17/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This report provides a national snapshot of whether marine protected areas are working for whales and dolphins in Australia. It analyses the level of protection offered by marine reserves in areas which are biologically important to these animals, and makes recommendations to the Australian Government about how these reserves could maintain or improve that protection.</p> </div> Whales Whales whales Reports, Papers, and Proceedings Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:47:08 +0000 rbartlett 102973 at http://www.ifaw.org