Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/20 en Experts slam Japan’s new whaling plan: No more whales need to be killed http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/experts-slam-japan%E2%80%99s-new-whaling-plan-no-more-whales-need-be-killed <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, 04/13/2015</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="300" height="176" title="A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan&#039;s new whaling program" alt="A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan&#039;s new whaling program" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_1.jpg?1428933516" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>An independent expert review<sup>[i]</sup> of Japan&rsquo;s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research.</p> <p>In today&rsquo;s International Whaling Commission (IWC) report, a Panel of top scientists has concluded that Japan has not demonstrated any need to kill any more whales in the Antarctic. This is a major blow to Japan&rsquo;s latest attempt to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale sanctuary.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/experts-slam-japan%E2%80%99s-new-whaling-plan-no-more-whales-need-be-killed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales ICJ IWC Japan NEWREP-A Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:03:21 +0000 slajoie 103616 at http://www.ifaw.org It’s no ‘fluke’ that Japanese whaling was banned: it’s just not science http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/it%E2%80%99s-no-%E2%80%98fluke%E2%80%99-japanese-whaling-was-banned-it%E2%80%99s-just-not-science <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, 04/01/2015</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="600" height="906" alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Nmaru_5.1_4.jpg?1427851770" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>(Sydney, 30 March) </strong>Tomorrow marks 12 months since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Japan to stop killing whales in the Antarctic, saying its whaling&nbsp;programme&nbsp;was not research,&nbsp;just commercial slaughter which violated an International Whaling Commission global moratorium.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/it%E2%80%99s-no-%E2%80%98fluke%E2%80%99-japanese-whaling-was-banned-it%E2%80%99s-just-not-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Antarctic whale hunt AntI-whaling ICJ International Court of Justice Japan southern ocean whales Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:34:54 +0000 rthompson@ifaw.org 103481 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 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 Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/stars-align-defend-wildlife-new-ifaw-campaign <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">Thu, 01/15/2015</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="300" height="200" title="Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign" alt="Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/PROTECT_300jpg.jpg?1421352372" /> </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>) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador <strong>Joely Fisher</strong>, features notable Hollywood personalities discussing pressing issues facing animals around the world and calling upon the public to take action for animals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/stars-align-defend-wildlife-new-ifaw-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Tigers Education Big Cats Elephants Tigers Whales aae action for animals Animal Action Education Animal welfare big cats elephants I found a way Joely Fisher protect Protect PSAs PSAs whales Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:12:13 +0000 adintino 102699 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s whaling vessels heading to Antarctic – but without their harpoons http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-vessels-heading-antarctic-%E2%80%93-without-their-harpoons <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, 01/07/2015</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="300" height="176" title="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_0.jpg?1420642060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its &lsquo;scientific&rsquo; whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal.</p> <p>Japan&rsquo;s Fisheries Agency announced that a reduced number of boats will instead head to the Antarctic to carry out sighting surveys, biopsy work and photo identification of whales led by the country&rsquo;s Institute of Cetacean Research.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-vessels-heading-antarctic-%E2%80%93-without-their-harpoons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales commerical whaling ICJ IWC Japan's whaling Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling whales Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:48:00 +0000 adintino 102606 at http://www.ifaw.org