Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/press/rss.xml/125/20 en IFAW statement in response to Prime Minister Abe’s desire to return to commercial whaling http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-statement-response-prime-minister-abe%E2%80%99s-desire-return-commercial-whaling <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, 06/10/2014</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_2.jpg?1402383556" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>10<sup>th</sup> June 2014</strong> &ndash; Further to Prime Minister Abe&rsquo;s comments to a Japanese parliamentary hearing about his desire for Japan to return to commercial whaling, claiming that the world does not understand Japan&rsquo;s &ldquo;culture&rdquo; of whaling.&nbsp; IFAW&rsquo;s marine campaign manager made the following comment:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;If Prime Minister Abe genuinely seeks greater understanding from the international community, complying with the judgment of the World Court would be a good start.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/ifaw-statement-response-prime-minister-abe%E2%80%99s-desire-return-commercial-whaling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Tue, 10 Jun 2014 07:02:57 +0000 rthompson@ifaw.org 100507 at http://www.ifaw.org President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trade http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/president-barack-obama-announces-action-against-iceland-over-its-whale-meat-trade <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, 04/02/2014</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="President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trade" alt="President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px_.jpg?1396449112" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in their meat.</p> <p>The US Government had announced on February 6 that it was invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) because of its whaling activities and resulting whale meat trade.</p> <p>The measures set by the Obama Administration came a few days ahead of the 60-day deadline for action on April 7.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/president-barack-obama-announces-action-against-iceland-over-its-whale-meat-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales CITES comercial whaling commercial trade fin whale iceland whale meat whale watching whales Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:33:25 +0000 adintino 99737 at http://www.ifaw.org World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/world-court-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-illegal-and-must-end <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, 03/31/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><b><img alt="c. IFAW/P. Ramage" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/icj_ruling_web.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 356px;" title="c. IFAW/P. Ramage" />(The Hague, Netherlands &ndash; 31 March 2014)</b> &ndash; Delivering its judgment on Australia&rsquo;s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japan&rsquo;s Southern Ocean whale hunt was illegal under international law.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/world-court-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-illegal-and-must-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Australia court Hague ICJ Japan JARPA whales Whaling world Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:45:09 +0000 jcbouvier 99700 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-around <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, 03/20/2014</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="© IFAW_Einar Magnús Magnússon" alt="© IFAW_Einar Magnús Magnússon" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_meat_300px.jpg?1395322659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade.</p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) raised the issue in Iceland after learning from a reliable source earlier this week that Loftsson&rsquo;s stockpile of fin whale meat was being loaded onto the Alma cargo vessel in Hafnarfjordur Harbour near Reykjav&iacute;k, bound for Japan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-around" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales CITES Fin whale meat Frozen Whale iceland Icelandic whale watch Kristjan Loftsson Minke whaling whale meat whales Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:46:56 +0000 adintino 99625 at http://www.ifaw.org EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/eu-hears-concerns-about-marine-mammals-over-disturbance-seismic-surveys <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, 03/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>), OceanCare (<a href="http://www.oceancare.org">www.oceancare.org</a>) and NRDC (<a href="http://www.nrdc.org">www.nrdc.org</a>) welcome today&#39;s vote in the European Parliament to make underwater noise pollution related to&nbsp; oil exploration subject to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/eu-hears-concerns-about-marine-mammals-over-disturbance-seismic-surveys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Dolphins Whales dolphins EIA Environmental Impact Assessments marine mammal noise pollution NRDC OceanCare seismic surveys Underwater noise whales Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:20:56 +0000 adintino 99561 at http://www.ifaw.org Court to announce whales’ fate http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/court-announce-whales%E2%80%99-fate <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, 03/04/2014</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_0.jpg?1393986649" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes the announcement by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that a decision on Australia&rsquo;s case against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic will be announced on 31 March.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/court-announce-whales%E2%80%99-fate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales commerical whaling ICJ International Court of Justice Japanese whaling Whaling Wed, 05 Mar 2014 02:31:36 +0000 rthompson@ifaw.org 99497 at http://www.ifaw.org