Whales news

9th March 2016 Azzedine Downes
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Read more »
Now the door is open for those healthy dolphins to be reintegrated to the wild t
25th August 2015 Katie Moore
I remember, several times, drawing up the euthanasia solution that would humanely and peacefully end the life of the dolphin Read more »
Ivory policy will be a topic of an upcoming EC action plan on wildlife crime
23rd June 2015 Satyen Sinha
Days after the announcement that the European Commission will prepare a Wildlife Crime Action Plan, the commissioner Read more »
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9th March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
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 »
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Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26th April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean. According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25th February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
As 10th anniversary of Thames whale approaches, threats to whales remain
18th January 2016
This week will mark the 10th anniversary of the famous Thames whale - but sadly whales still desperately need our help as they face more threats now than at any other time in history. On Saturday 21 January, 2006, a team of marine mammal medics attem Read more »
30th November 2015
Japan’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. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
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Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
4th May 2015 by rbartlett
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 rbartlett
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 rbartlett
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 rbartlett
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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SOTW Team leaning into the swell in the Bay of Biscay, en route to the Mediterra
4th June 2013 by Conor Ryan
After weeks of increasingly frenzied activity, boat maintenance, construction and testing of hydrophones, R/V Song of the Read more »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
1st June 2013 by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of Read more »
A humpback whale dives next to the Elding Whale Watch vessel in Iceland. Whale W
24th May 2013 by Robbie Marsland
It’s been interesting times for those of us keeping an eye on the whaling situation in Iceland.  Two species of Read more »
Icelandic fin whaling - an expensive and dangerous hobby, in more ways than oner
14th May 2013 by Robbie Marsland
It’s been a busy week or so for those following the dying whaling industry in Iceland.  The lone Icelandic Read more »
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