http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/publications/rss.xml/125/20 en 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 Protecting Whales http://www.ifaw.org/australia/resource-centre/protecting-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, 11/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever.</p> </div> Whales Whales commercial whaling Floating Class Room Marine Mammel Research and Rescue MMRR song of the whale SOTW whale habitats whale watching whales Other Tue, 08 May 2012 16:30:20 +0000 adintino 58461 at http://www.ifaw.org World of Animals Issue 19 http://www.ifaw.org/australia/resource-centre/world-animals-iss-1 <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, 09/01/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-woa-link"> <div class="field-label">World Of Animals Book Link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/publications/woa/woa19/woa_au/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/publications/woa/woa19/woa_au/index.html</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>World of Animals Issue 19</p> </div> Whales Whales World of Animals Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:41:28 +0000 jjones 101239 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 Sperm Whale Fact Sheet http://www.ifaw.org/australia/resource-centre/sperm-whale-fact-she-0 <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, 06/06/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, which contains a type of oil that in the past whalers thought looked like semen. These incredible animals were sadly hunted for this oil, which was used to fuel lamps and make candles, soaps and cosmetics. The spermaceti organ is actually used in echolocation, a remarkable method of communication and navigation also used by bats, in which the whale produces clicks that bounce off objects back to the whale.</p> </div> Whales Whales Australia sperm whale fact sheet Other Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:09:38 +0000 rbartlett 100495 at http://www.ifaw.org Blue Whale Fact Sheet http://www.ifaw.org/australia/resource-centre/blue-whale-fact-sheet <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, 06/06/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over 250,000 blue whales in our oceans, but hunting reduced blue whale numbers to just a few hundred. Although the hunting of blue whales is now banned by the International Whaling Commission, there are still very few blue whales compared to the days before whaling.</p> </div> Whales Whales Australia blue whales Other Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:21:03 +0000 rbartlett 100496 at http://www.ifaw.org