Donate Now
Our work depends on your generous support. Please give what you can to help the animals.

Our work depends on your generous support. Please give what you can to help the animals.

More about whales, whaling and IFAW:

Whales news

Japan has submitted to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) its proposal f
10th November 2016 Matt Collis
Given that a huge chunk of the world and its media have been focused on the United States’ Presidential election Read more »
27th October 2016 Matt Collis
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Read more »
IWC Meeting: US Vaquita Proposal is Passed by Consensus
27th October 2016 Sharon Livermore
An emergency resolution which outlines the recommended urgent measures needed to prevent the critically endangered Read more »
Syndicate content
27th October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26th October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24th October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25th October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
Syndicate content
A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27th October 2016
Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan’s permitting process for its so-calle Read more »
Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key
21st October 2016
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s so-called ‘scientifi Read more »
100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I
31st August 2016
A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country’s government to end the cruel practice of whaling has beaten all previous records and now passed 100,000 signatures. It was started by Read more »
Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangere
19th July 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an oil and gas company which they fear are causing disturbance to critically endangered whales in Russia’s Far East. Accor Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2nd May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
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 »
Syndicate content
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 »
Syndicate content
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 Read more »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015 by adintino
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are Read more »
A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be pa
25th April 2015 by 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 »
13th April 2015 by svandereyd
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back Read more »
Syndicate content