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We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive i
29th May 2015 Barbara Slee
Iceland has experienced a rapid emergence as a top quality whale watching destination, according to Erich Hoyt, a senior Read more »
A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be pa
25th April 2015 Susannah Calderan
Big ships and big whales don’t mix. We’re south of Sri Lanka, home to one of the world’s highest densities Read more »
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25th March 2015 Barbara Slee
Have you ever smelled the breath of a whale? I did, and it smells really fishy. During a whale watching boat trip, I felt Read more »
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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 »
5th September 2013
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Watch Video »
29th July 2013
Watch "Night of the Whale - part II" above, documenting research conducted in 2012 near Stellwagen Bank off Watch Video »
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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 »
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, 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 »
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal
19th May 2015
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country. Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangere Read more »
Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western
18th May 2015
Two months before Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) is due to conduct a major seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, a coalition of non-governmental organizations has today added its voice to a call by the Western Grey Whale Advisory Panel (WGWA Read more »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to 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 »
Japan’s “New” Proposal for Continued Research Whaling in the Antarctic Ocean
8th January 2015 by
IFAW, Greenpeace and WWF react to Japan’s “New” Proposal for Continued Research Whaling in the Antarctic Oc Read more »
2014 IFAW Underwater noise and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive
29th December 2014 by
The goal of reaching Good Environmental Status in EU waters by 2020 is vital to Europeans for numerous reasons. One of the mo Read more »
2014 IFAW The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whalin
29th December 2014 by
The implications of The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling continue to be felt around Read more »
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Japan has a good team making their arguments, but can they defend the indefensib
3rd July 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
The seats are pretty uncomfortable in the gallery at the back of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Read more »
We have established that Iceland’s fin whaling seems to be down to one maverick
3rd July 2013 by Robbie Marsland
We have established that Iceland’s fin whaling seems to be down to one maverick and arguably eccentric man who Read more »
2nd July 2013 by
UK ports are being urged to take a stand against whaling amid speculation they could be targeted as a transport route for Read more »
Shepherd's Beaked Whale near Kangaroo Island, Australia
28th June 2013 by Sharon Livermore
Together with colleagues from Marine Conservation Research (who operate IFAW’s unique whale research vessel Song of Read more »
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