http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/everything/rss.xml/48971/20 en As 10th anniversary of Thames whale approaches, threats to whales remain http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/10th-anniversary-thames-whale-approaches-threats-whales-remain <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, 01/18/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>This week will mark the 10<sup>th</sup> 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.</p> <p>On Saturday 21 January, 2006, a team of marine mammal medics attempted to rescue a young female northern bottlenose whale which was struggling in the murky waters of the Thames in central London after swimming seriously off course.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/10th-anniversary-thames-whale-approaches-threats-whales-remain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Bycatch Commercial whaling whale watching Whales Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:05:32 +0000 svandereyd 106498 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan urged to leave its harpoons at home as whaling fleet prepares for return to the Antarctic http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan-urged-leave-its-harpoons-home-whaling-fleet-prepares-return-antarctic <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, 11/30/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan&rsquo;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.</p> <p>Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocean, despite its Antarctic &lsquo;scientific whaling&rsquo; programme being found not for the purposes of science and ruled illegal by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in March last year. Following this landmark ruling, Japan paused its Southern Ocean whaling for one year.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan-urged-leave-its-harpoons-home-whaling-fleet-prepares-return-antarctic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales antarctic whaling Japanese Government scientific whaling Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:38:03 +0000 svandereyd 106021 at http://www.ifaw.org Published findings confirm: Stranded dolphins, if healthy, need not be euthanized http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/published-findings-confirm-stranded-dolphins-if-healthy-need-not-be-euthanized <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/1336">Katie Moore</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">Tue, 08/25/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/DOL_0225.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 402px;" title="Now the door is open for those healthy dolphins to be reintegrated to the wild. " />I remember, several times, drawing up the euthanasia solution that would humanely and peacefully end the life of the dolphin in front of me.</p> <p>Euthanasia is not an act that is taken lightly, nor one any of us animal rescue professionals wish to undertake.&nbsp; However, sometimes it is the most compassionate thing we can do.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/published-findings-confirm-stranded-dolphins-if-healthy-need-not-be-euthanized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Dolphins Cape Cod dolphins marine mammal research strandings Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:19:53 +0000 Katie Moore 105079 at http://www.ifaw.org Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly threat http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/research-blue-whale-ship-strikes-sri-lanka-offers-solution-deadly-threat <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">Wed, 08/12/2015</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="166" title="Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly threat" alt="Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/BlueWhaleFluke_300px.jpg?1439390886" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world&rsquo;s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat.</p> <p>Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close to the southern coast of Sri Lanka, bringing it into waters also occupied by the endangered blue whale, the largest animal on the planet.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/research-blue-whale-ship-strikes-sri-lanka-offers-solution-deadly-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Blue Whale endangered blue whale ship strikes shipping lanes sri lanka whales Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:53:00 +0000 adintino 104997 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s fin whaling season begins http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begins <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, 06/29/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale.</p> <p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whaling on or around the country&rsquo;s National Day on June 17 but has been delayed this year, apparently due to a strike by veterinary inspectors.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s catch limit for fin whaling is 154. Last year Iceland&rsquo;s whalers took 137 fin whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Fin whaling season iceland Tourist attraction whale watching Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:39:48 +0000 svandereyd 104546 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s fin whaling season begins http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begi-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">Mon, 06/29/2015</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 fin whaling season begins" alt="Iceland’s fin whaling season begins" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__1.jpg?1435586388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale.</p> <p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whaling on or around the country&rsquo;s National Day on June 17 but has been delayed this year, apparently due to a strike by veterinary inspectors.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s catch limit for fin whaling is 154. Last year Iceland&rsquo;s whalers took 137 fin whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begi-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Fin Whales Fin whaling season Icelandic whaling whale watching whales Whaling Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:01:56 +0000 adintino 104548 at http://www.ifaw.org