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IWC65 sees victories and progress for whale conservation.
6th October 2014 Patrick Ramage
I can hardly believe I’m writing this, but the tide really is finally turning in the battle to encourage Japan to end Read more »
On the passing of Frederic Chemay: Belgian IWC Commissioner
6th October 2014 Sonja Van Tichelen
It is with great sadness that we here at IFAW learned of the passing of Frederic Chemay on Sept. 30th at only 53 years Read more »
Holarctic Conference examines still-mysterious Russian gray whale population
1st October 2014 Anna Filippova
Active studies of the gray whale started exactly 20 years ago. At that time no one thought that we will be able to “ Read more »
Supporting whale disentanglement and strandings team efforts in Tonga
25th September 2014 Brian Sharp
IFAW has had a long-standing involvement in supporting research on the humpback whale population of Oceania, and the 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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2nd October 2014
It is with great sadness that we here at IFAW learned of the passing of Frederic Chemay on Sept. 30th at only 53 years of age. As the Belgian IWC Commissioner Fred was a passionate advocate on behalf of whales. He would not be swayed from doing what Read more »
18th September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18th September 2014
At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Read more »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18th September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC
16th September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
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15th September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
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IWC-65 Main Outcomes
23rd September 2014 by
The 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting has come to a close. While there were some very big decisions taken f Read more »
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling: implica
25th June 2014 by
As the global intergovernmental body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling, the IWC adopted a Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
6th June 2014 by
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
6th June 2014 by
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
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Sad National Day in Iceland as first harpooned fin whale of the season comes ash
18th June 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
Just before 3.30pm on Tuesday one of two operational whaling boats belonging to Iceland’s lone fin whaler, Mr. Read more »
Hvalur 9, one of Iceland's whaling boats, commences the whale hunting season.
16th June 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
The Icelandic Minister of Fisheries was on the National Radio of Iceland this morning rebuking the United States’ Read more »
Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan's Agricultural and Fisheries Minister, eating whale.
10th June 2014 by Patrick Ramage
News out of Japan yesterday had Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe announcing to a parliamentary hearing that he will work towards Read more »
Acoustic recorder successfully deployed to monitor for threatened humpback whale
6th June 2014 by Anna Moscrop
R/V Song of the Whale team member Conor Ryan joined the German RV Meteor in Mindelo, Cape Verde, at the end of April to Read more »
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