Animal Action Education programme
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

Marine mammals are sentinels of the health of our oceans, and die-offs such as t
1st September 2015 Misty Niemeyer
As national attention turns to Alaska with President Obama’s historic visit, we are monitoring another federal Read more »
Now the door is open for those healthy dolphins to be reintegrated to the wild t
25th August 2015 Katie Moore
I remember, several times, drawing up the euthanasia solution that would humanely and peacefully end the life of the dolphin Read more »
20th August 2015 Sigursteinn Masson
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Read more »
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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 »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
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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 »
Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans
19th May 2015
As the scientific committee of the conservation body for whales, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins its meeting in San Diego this week (May 19-June 3), it is being urged to follow the lead of an expert review panel and strongly reject Read more »
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Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
4th May 2015 by
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
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
1st September 2014 by
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
6th June 2014 by
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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This year is the first in more than a century during which no whales were killed
8th April 2015 by Patrick Ramage
In ancient Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, of gates, doorways, passages and endings. Read more »
Two student volunteers, look at the inverted top half of a fin whale skull. Phot
8th April 2015 by Misty Niemeyer
We don’t often get a chance to talk about what happens after the necropsy; however, it is a hugely important part of Read more »
The author presenting on the Science and Campaigns stage at WHALEFEST 2015."
20th March 2015 by Patrick Ramage
“The British and Americans are two people separated by a common language.” ― George Bernard Shaw A week ago Read more »
It has been over a year now since the discovery that Canada was being a  trading
9th March 2015 by Sheryl Fink
On the eve of World Wildlife Day, March 3, MP and Trade Critic Don Davies and IFAW held a news conference on the Vancouver Read more »
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