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Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Whales news

Remembering the Thames whale 10 years on
21st January 2016 Josey Sharrad
“It’s not as if a whale is ever going to swim up the Thames is it?!” These were the words of my director Read more »
The dolphins were seen in shallow water, swimming inside the yacht club piers, w
12th January 2016 CT Harry
After being called to help two common dolphins on the island of Nantucket last Thursday, IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue Read more »
26th December 2015 Azzedine Downes
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Read more »
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26th December 2015
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Watch Video »
20th August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
23rd July 2015
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling small minke whale calf. The Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
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30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
This Election, Canadians Want Action on Animal Issues
16th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare released the results of a survey today showing that animal issues will affect how the majority of Canadians cast their ballot on October 19th. It also shows near unanimous support for improving protection for Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29th June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19th June 2015
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland
28th May 2015
A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched today in Reykjavik by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), contains information about whale friendly restaurants, which Read more »
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Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
4th May 2015 by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
Protecting Whales
7th November 2014 by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
1st September 2014 by jjones
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
6th June 2014 by rbartlett
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
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Remembering the Thames whale 10 years on
21st January 2016 by Josey Sharrad
“It’s not as if a whale is ever going to swim up the Thames is it?!” These were the words of my director Read more »
The dolphins were seen in shallow water, swimming inside the yacht club piers, w
12th January 2016 by CT Harry
After being called to help two common dolphins on the island of Nantucket last Thursday, IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue Read more »
26th December 2015 by Azzedine Downes
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Read more »
 The IWC can only review ‘scientific’ whaling programs, it cannot stop them.
8th December 2015 by Matt Collis
With the Japanese whaling fleet heading back to the Antarctic, we’ve had a lot of questions about how this is Read more »
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