Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/press/rss.xml/2/20 en Japan urged to leave its harpoons at home as whaling fleet prepares for return to the Antarctic http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/japan-urged-leave-its-harpoons-home-whaling-fleet-prepares-return-antarctic <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, 11/30/2015</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="201" title="©IFAW - archive photo" alt="©IFAW - archive photo" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_whale_300px_1.jpg?1448897358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan&rsquo;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.</p> <p>Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocean, despite its Antarctic &lsquo;scientific whaling&rsquo; programme being found not for the purposes of science and ruled illegal by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in March last year. Following this landmark ruling, Japan paused its Southern Ocean whaling for one year.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/japan-urged-leave-its-harpoons-home-whaling-fleet-prepares-return-antarctic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales International Whaling Commission Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling whales. IWC Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:26:40 +0000 adintino 106025 at http://www.ifaw.org This Election, Canadians Want Action on Animal Issues http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/election-canadians-want-action-animal-issues <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, 09/16/2015</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="393" title="This Election, Canadians Want Action on Animal Issues" alt="This Election, Canadians Want Action on Animal Issues" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/pr_300px.jpg?1442423092" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>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 19<sup>th</sup>. It also shows near unanimous support for improving protection for both endangered species and domestic animals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/election-canadians-want-action-animal-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Seals Whales Elephants Animal rescue Tigers Wildlife trade Education Political advocacy Bears Big Cats Dogs & Cats Dolphins Elephants Foxes Penguins Polar Bears Primates Raptors Rhinos Seals Tigers Turtles Whales Wolves animal cruelity Endangered Species seal hunt wildlife trade Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:13:28 +0000 adintino 105245 at http://www.ifaw.org Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly threat http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/research-blue-whale-ship-strikes-sri-lanka-offers-solution-deadly-threat <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, 08/12/2015</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="166" title="Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly threat" alt="Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/BlueWhaleFluke_300px.jpg?1439390886" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world&rsquo;s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat.</p> <p>Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close to the southern coast of Sri Lanka, bringing it into waters also occupied by the endangered blue whale, the largest animal on the planet.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/research-blue-whale-ship-strikes-sri-lanka-offers-solution-deadly-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Blue Whale endangered blue whale ship strikes shipping lanes sri lanka whales Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:53:00 +0000 adintino 104997 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s fin whaling season begins http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begins <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, 06/29/2015</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="200" title="Iceland’s fin whaling season begins" alt="Iceland’s fin whaling season begins" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__1.jpg?1435586388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;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.</p> <p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whaling on or around the country&rsquo;s National Day on June 17 but has been delayed this year, apparently due to a strike by veterinary inspectors.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s catch limit for fin whaling is 154. Last year Iceland&rsquo;s whalers took 137 fin whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Fin Whales Fin whaling season Icelandic whaling whale watching whales Whaling Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:01:56 +0000 adintino 104548 at http://www.ifaw.org International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’ http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scientifi <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, 06/19/2015</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="198" title="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’" alt="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300_6.jpg?1434720112" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan does not need to kill any whales for &lsquo;scientific research&rsquo; this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission&rsquo;s (IWC) Scientific Committee.</p> <p>Japan plans to resume Antarctic whaling later this year after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in March last year that its Southern Ocean whaling programme JARPA-II was not for scientific purposes and was therefore illegal.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scientifi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commercial whaling International Whaling Commission IWC scientific whaling whales Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:22:16 +0000 adintino 104419 at http://www.ifaw.org New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/new-app-promotes-whale-friendly-tourism-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">Thu, 05/28/2015</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="258" title="New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland" alt="New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whappy_300px.jpg?1432744585" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland.</p> <p>The free &lsquo;Whappy&rsquo; app, launched today in Reykjavik by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), contains information about whale friendly restaurants, which have pledged not to serve whale meat, as well as whale watching operators, whale friendly souvenirs and an identification guide for whales and dolphins that can be seen in Icelandic waters.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/new-app-promotes-whale-friendly-tourism-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales whale app whale hunting whale meat whale watching whales whappy Wed, 27 May 2015 16:45:33 +0000 adintino 104089 at http://www.ifaw.org