http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/everything/rss.xml/2/20 en Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/whaling-season-expected-begin-imminently-iceland <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, 05/01/2015</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="Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland" alt="Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_2.jpg?1430484144" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move.</p> <p>Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to respect the wishes of Reykjavik City Council which recently passed a cross-party resolution calling on the minister of fisheries to create an enlarged sanctuary for whales in Faxafloi Bay.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/whaling-season-expected-begin-imminently-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Icelandic whaling minke whales whales Whaling Fri, 01 May 2015 12:42:47 +0000 adintino 103861 at http://www.ifaw.org 6 reasons Shinzo Abe shouldn’t restart Antarctic whaling http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/6-reasons-shinzo-abe-shouldn%E2%80%99t-restart-antarctic-whaling <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/whales/patrick-ramage">Patrick Ramage</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">Mon, 04/27/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington in 2013. (Teruo Kashiyama)" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/ashai_Shinzo_Abe_%26_Barack_Obama_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 454px;" title="Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington in 2013.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/6-reasons-shinzo-abe-shouldn%E2%80%99t-restart-antarctic-whaling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Abe court ICJ Japan Kennedy Obama whales Whaling world Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:11:37 +0000 Patrick Ramage 103765 at http://www.ifaw.org Second season of blue whale surveys off Sri Lanka coast could help move shipping lanes http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/second-season-blue-whale-surveys-sri-lanka-coast-could-help-move-shipping-lanes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/whales/susannah-calderan">Susannah Calderan</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">Sat, 04/25/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be particularly vulnerable to ship strikes .Photo ©Tim Lewis" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_23_15_srilanka1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 289px;" title="A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be particularly vulnerable to ship strikes .Photo ©Tim Lewis" />Big ships and big whales don&rsquo;t mix.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/second-season-blue-whale-surveys-sri-lanka-coast-could-help-move-shipping-lanes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales blue whales cetacean Indian ocean Marine Life shipping lanes Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:52:57 +0000 Susannah Calderan 103727 at http://www.ifaw.org Children’s renderings of beluga whales are exhibited at Moscow's Darwin Museum http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/children%E2%80%99s-renderings-beluga-whales-are-exhibited-moscows-darwin-museum <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/whales/elena-zharkova">Elena Zharkova</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">Sat, 04/18/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="AAE participants have created more than 100,000 pieces of artwork." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_16_15_beluga.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="AAE participants have created more than 100,000 pieces of artwork." />More than 60,000 people will visit the <a href="http://www.darwinmuseum.ru/eng/" target="_blank">AAE Beluga whales exhibition at the Darwin museum in Moscow</a><strong>&nbsp;</strong>and see <strong>a selection of the best drawings from schoolchildren</strong> who participate in AAE.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/children%E2%80%99s-renderings-beluga-whales-are-exhibited-moscows-darwin-museum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Education Whales aae art Beluga whales children learning russia Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:53:36 +0000 Elena Zharkova 103662 at http://www.ifaw.org Experts slam Japan’s new whaling plan: No more whales need to be killed http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/experts-slam-japan%E2%80%99s-new-whaling-plan-no-more-whales-need-be-killed <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, 04/13/2015</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 panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan&#039;s new whaling program" alt="A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan&#039;s new whaling program" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_1.jpg?1428933516" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>An independent expert review<sup>[i]</sup> of Japan&rsquo;s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research.</p> <p>In today&rsquo;s International Whaling Commission (IWC) report, a Panel of top scientists has concluded that Japan has not demonstrated any need to kill any more whales in the Antarctic. This is a major blow to Japan&rsquo;s latest attempt to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale sanctuary.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/experts-slam-japan%E2%80%99s-new-whaling-plan-no-more-whales-need-be-killed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales ICJ IWC Japan NEWREP-A Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:03:21 +0000 slajoie 103616 at http://www.ifaw.org Forward to a world without “scientific” whaling http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/forward-world-without-%E2%80%9Cscientific%E2%80%9D-whaling <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/whales/patrick-ramage">Patrick Ramage</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">Wed, 04/08/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p> <img alt="In ancient Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, of gates, doorways, passages and endings." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_08_15_janus.jpg" style="float: left; margin: 20px 20px 20px 0px;" title="In ancient Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, of gates, doorways, passages and endings." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/forward-world-without-%E2%80%9Cscientific%E2%80%9D-whaling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales antarctic whaling Japan Research scientific whale huggers Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:20:56 +0000 Patrick Ramage 103576 at http://www.ifaw.org