http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/26 en Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/scientists-urged-make-clear-statement-japan%E2%80%99s-antarctic-whaling-plans <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 05/19/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="194" title="Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans" alt="Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300px_3.jpg?1432042439" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>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 Japan&rsquo;s plans to resume Antarctic whaling.</p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), wants the scientists to make a clear recommendation whether Japan&rsquo;s plans for a continuation of so-called &lsquo;scientific whaling&rsquo; in the Southern Ocean should go ahead.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/scientists-urged-make-clear-statement-japan%E2%80%99s-antarctic-whaling-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales antarctic whaling commerercial whaling IWC Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling southern ocean whales Whaling Tue, 19 May 2015 13:34:17 +0000 adintino 104026 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 05/19/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" title="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan" alt="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__0.jpg?1432042968" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country.</p> <p>Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangered whale species, the shipment, believed to be the entire stock from last summer&rsquo;s fin whaling season, has been loaded onto a cargo vessel believed to be bound for Japan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Fin Whales Icelandic whaling whale meat whale watching whales Tue, 19 May 2015 13:43:01 +0000 adintino 104027 at http://www.ifaw.org Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western gray whales, say Expert Panel and NGOs http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/sakhalin-energy-should-postpone-seismic-survey-threatens-endangered-western-gray-whales-say-exp <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 05/18/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="199" title="Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western gray whales, say Expert Panel and NGOs" alt="Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/grey-whale-300px_d.jpg?1431959383" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>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 (WGWAP) for the company to postpone its survey until 2016 because of the potential impact on endangered western gray whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/sakhalin-energy-should-postpone-seismic-survey-threatens-endangered-western-gray-whales-say-exp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Western Grey Whale Advisory Panel wqestern grey whale Mon, 18 May 2015 13:48:17 +0000 adintino 104012 at http://www.ifaw.org Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/resource-centre/dwarf-minke-whale-fact-sheet <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 05/04/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive whales have the most complex colour patterns of any baleen whale, which researchers can use to identify individuals.</p> </div> Whales Whales minke whales whales Reports, Papers, and Proceedings Mon, 04 May 2015 21:15:53 +0000 rbartlett 103909 at http://www.ifaw.org Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/whaling-season-expected-begin-imminently-iceland <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 05/01/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="176" title="Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland" alt="Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_2.jpg?1430484144" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move.</p> <p>Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to respect the wishes of Reykjavik City Council which recently passed a cross-party resolution calling on the minister of fisheries to create an enlarged sanctuary for whales in Faxafloi Bay.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/whaling-season-expected-begin-imminently-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Icelandic whaling minke whales whales Whaling Fri, 01 May 2015 12:42:47 +0000 adintino 103861 at http://www.ifaw.org Second season of blue whale surveys off Sri Lanka coast could help move shipping lanes http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/second-season-blue-whale-surveys-sri-lanka-coast-could-help-move-shipping-lanes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/whales/susannah-calderan">Susannah Calderan</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sat, 04/25/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be particularly vulnerable to ship strikes .Photo ©Tim Lewis" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/04_23_15_srilanka1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 289px;" title="A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be particularly vulnerable to ship strikes .Photo ©Tim Lewis" />Big ships and big whales don&rsquo;t mix.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/second-season-blue-whale-surveys-sri-lanka-coast-could-help-move-shipping-lanes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales blue whales cetacean Indian ocean Marine Life shipping lanes Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:52:57 +0000 Susannah Calderan 103727 at http://www.ifaw.org