Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/press/rss.xml/17/20 en Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/japan%E2%80%99s-north-pacific-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-flouts-international-law <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">Jun 15 2017</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="Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law " alt="Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_8.jpg?1498483824" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The former head of the UN body charged with protecting endangered species has condemned Japan&rsquo;s latest North Pacific whaling programme as &lsquo;violating international law&rsquo;.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/japan%E2%80%99s-north-pacific-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-flouts-international-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Whales Whales CITES minke whales sei whales whales scientific whaling Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:34:25 +0000 adintino 111779 at http://www.ifaw.org Shipping companies recognized for endangered whale protection efforts http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/111643 <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">Jun 8 2017</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="420" title="Shipping companies recognized for endangered whale protection efforts" alt="Shipping companies recognized for endangered whale protection efforts" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Right-Whale-Report-Card-Summary_300px.jpg?1496928081" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Collisions between endangered North Atlantic right whales and large shipping vessels are one of the leading causes of death for these rare whales and hinder the recovery of their entire species of approximately 500 individuals. As a protection measure, mariners are required to travel at ten knots or less in designated right whale habitat areas and their speed is monitored.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/111643" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales NOAA North Atlantic right whales right whale ship strikes whales world ocean day Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:26:09 +0000 adintino 111643 at http://www.ifaw.org Minke whaling season begins in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/minke-whaling-season-begins-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">May 26 2017</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="Minke whaling season begins in Iceland" alt="Minke whaling season begins in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_7.jpg?1495812110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Whaling boats are out at sea in Iceland as the country&rsquo;s minke whaling season begins, with whales being cruelly hunted with harpoons so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets.</p> <p>Iceland&rsquo;s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fraction of this quota usually taken. In recent years the number of minkes killed annually has been between 24 and 30, although last year whalers harpooned 46 minke whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/minke-whaling-season-begins-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Faxaflói Bay minke whales whale meat whales Fri, 26 May 2017 15:22:03 +0000 adintino 111516 at http://www.ifaw.org Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/111093 <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">Apr 15 2017</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="2016" height="1512" title="Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay" alt="Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAWRightWhaleCarcass-2017-04-14_02.jpg?1492270379" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landing site in Sesuit Harbor. Researchers then transported it by trailer to a necropsy site in Bourne for a complete examination.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/111093" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Right Whales Sat, 15 Apr 2017 15:31:47 +0000 jjohnson 111093 at http://www.ifaw.org Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-icela-0 <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">Apr 13 2017</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="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" alt="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_whale_300px_2.jpg?1492085412" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets.</p> <p>Iceland&rsquo;s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fraction of this quota usually taken. In recent years the number of minkes killed annually has been between 24 and 30, although last year whalers harpooned 46 minke whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-icela-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales iceland minke whales whale meat whales Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:24:40 +0000 adintino 111063 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW Statement in Memory of Tilikum http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-statement-memory-tilikum <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">Jan 6 2017</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="IFAW Statement in Memory of Tilikum" alt="IFAW Statement in Memory of Tilikum" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/SOTW38_300px.jpg?1483729025" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>&ldquo;It is always sad to hear of the death of a magnificent creature like Tilikum. At IFAW, we are hopeful that his tragic story will bring attention to the need to protect marine mammals in the wild. Through the Internet, books, photos, film and TV, more and more people can &ldquo;experience&rdquo; up-close views of wildlife in their natural habitat. Responsible whale watching and wildlife viewing provide opportunities to see animals in the wild exhibiting natural behaviors and can fortify the public commitment to conservation.&rdquo;</p> </div> Whales Whales Marine Mamals orca Sea World whale Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:58:04 +0000 adintino 110215 at http://www.ifaw.org