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Each summer the team sees native people who stop by the camp and lighthouse, and
This update on the western gray whale (WGW) expedition was filed on behalf of the team by IFAW Russia staff member Anna Read more »
Gray Whale Research Team marks eight new calves so far
This update on the western gray whale (WGW) expedition was filed on behalf of the team by IFAW Russia staff member Anna Read more »
More cameras observe more aggregation in White Sea beluga whales
This update on IFAW funded beluga whale research, part of a larger multiyear survey of the Solovetsky beluga whale Read more »
2014 Russian Western Gray Whale Research Team reports good news from Sakhalin Is
We are back with some news from Piltun, where we study gray whales in the Sea of Okhotsk off northeastern Sakhalin Island. Read more »
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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 »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
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World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa Read more »
20th March 2014
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 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. The Internationa Read more »
 EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys
12th March 2014
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), OceanCare (www.oceancare.org) and NRDC (www.nrdc.org) welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater noise pollution related to  Read more »
12th February 2014
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), OceanCare (www.oceancare.org) and NRDC (www.nrdc.org) welcome today's vote in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament to make underwater nois Read more »
Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic
19th December 2013
New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Atlantic right whales off the Virginia coast are in the path of proposed seismic airgun use. These whales, of which only about 500 Read more »
16th December 2013
Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic government issuing new quotas which would allow 229 minke whales and 154 endangered fin whales to be harpooned each year for the Read more »
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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 »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
6th June 2014 by
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
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Blue whales abound in the shipping lanes just off Sri Lankan coast
19th March 2014 by Susannah Calderan
After the first few weeks of our research just off the southern coast of Sri Lanka, we have had more than 40 blue whale Read more »
 EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys
12th March 2014 by
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), OceanCare (www.oceancare.org) Read more »
Everyday should be World Wildlife Day
3rd March 2014 by Azzedine Downes
We must appreciate wildlife. We must celebrate wildlife. And we must champion wildlife. Everyday. Let this occasion— Read more »
Exciting new research project aims to protect the endangered blue whale from dea
28th February 2014 by Russell Leaper
IFAW is embarking on an exciting new collaborative project that could make a real impact on one of the world’s most Read more »
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