http://www.ifaw.org/australia/theme/everything/rss.xml/125/20 en Japan whaling fleet departs, defying World Court, IWC http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan-whaling-fleet-departs-defying-world-court-iwc <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/matt-collis">Matt Collis</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 11/22/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The whaling fleet has left Japan to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean for the second straight year despite the World Court ruling in 2014 and IWC condemnation this fall." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/11_22_16_whalingfleet.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The whaling fleet has left Japan to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean for the second straight year despite the World Court ruling in 2014 and IWC condemnation this fall." />It seems barely a week goes by at the moment without Japan offering its latest snub to the international community</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan-whaling-fleet-departs-defying-world-court-iwc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales blubber cruel harpoon Marine Life scientific research sentient mammals Whaling Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:42:49 +0000 Matt Collis 109812 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan to target more endangered sei whales in North Pacific for ‘science’ http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan-target-more-endangered-sei-whales-north-pacific-science <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/matt-collis">Matt Collis</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 11/10/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Japan has submitted to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) its proposal for another 12 years of ‘research’ whaling in the North Pacific." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/11_10_16_japan.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Japan has submitted to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) its proposal for another 12 years of ‘research’ whaling in the North Pacific." />Given that a huge chunk of the world and its media have been focused on the United States&rsquo; Presidential election results, you&rsquo;d be forgiven for not having notice</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/japan-target-more-endangered-sei-whales-north-pacific-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales commercial harpoon scientific whales Whaling Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:24:15 +0000 Matt Collis 109688 at http://www.ifaw.org IWC meeting: 5 International Whaling Commission items you might have missed http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/iwc-meeting <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/matt-collis">Matt Collis</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/28/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/e56rvVVQAyw" width="610"></iframe></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-1" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="460" height="292" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/e56rvVVQAyw?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/iwc-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales IWC Japan scientific slovenia Whaling Video Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:05:23 +0000 Matt Collis 109537 at http://www.ifaw.org Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/urgent-measures-prevent-critically-endangered-vaquita-sliding-extinction-approved-international <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, 10/27/2016</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="147" title="Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission" alt="Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extin" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Vaquita4_Olson_NOAA_300px.jpg?1477577205" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world&rsquo;s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia.</p> <p>The critically endangered vaquita, a tiny porpoise which is endemic to the Gulf of California, Mexico, is at risk of disappearing completely in the next few years with recent estimates suggesting it currently numbers less than 59 animals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/urgent-measures-prevent-critically-endangered-vaquita-sliding-extinction-approved-international" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Political advocacy Whales bycatch dolphins illegal fishing International Whaling Commission IWC Vaquita Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:09:46 +0000 adintino 109518 at http://www.ifaw.org IWC Meeting: US Vaquita Proposal is Passed by Consensus http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/iwc-meeting-us-vaquita-proposal-passed-consensus <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/australia/about-us/whales/sharon-livermore">Sharon Livermore</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/27/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><div> <img alt="The vaquita is the smallest and the most endangered cetacean in the world. Image. Wikimedia Commons: Paula Olson, NOAA." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Vaquita4_Olson_NOAA_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 300px;" title="The vaquita is the smallest and the most endangered cetacean in the world. Image. Wikimedia Commons: Paula Olson, NOAA." /></div> <div> </div></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/iwc-meeting-us-vaquita-proposal-passed-consensus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales cetacean IWC slovenia Vaquita whales Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:16:12 +0000 Sharon Livermore 109519 at http://www.ifaw.org A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the International Whaling Commission http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/win-whales-and-blow-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-international-whaling-commission <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, 10/27/2016</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 win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the International Whaling Commission " alt="A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_5.jpg?1477573334" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan&rsquo;s permitting process for its so-called scientific whaling.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/australia/news/win-whales-and-blow-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-international-whaling-commission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC minke whales scientific whaling whales Whaling Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:06:25 +0000 adintino 109512 at http://www.ifaw.org