Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/20 en Discovery to air NRDC-IFAW ocean noise film http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/discovery-air-nrdc-ifaw-ocean-noise-film <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, 05/02/2016</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="200" height="355" title="SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT" alt="SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/SonicSeaImage_0.jpg?1462221462" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>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.&nbsp;&nbsp; This is even more apparent deep down in the darkness of the sea, where whales and other marine life depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators. Yet, their symphony of life is being disrupted by the industrialized noise that has become commonplace in our oceans today&mdash;with tragic and deadly costs.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/discovery-air-nrdc-ifaw-ocean-noise-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales NRDC Sonic Sea Mon, 02 May 2016 20:41:17 +0000 slajoie 107452 at http://www.ifaw.org Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-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">Tue, 04/26/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move.</p> <p>So far, Iceland&rsquo;s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year&rsquo;s quota allowed whalers to harpoon up to 239 minke whales, but in reality 29 were taken. The same quota was issued for the previous year with only around 10% of the catch limit, 24 minkes, killed.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales iceland Minke whaling season whale watching Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:33:22 +0000 svandereyd 107338 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defiance of international law http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-fleet-returns-port-after-resuming-antarctic-whaling-defiance-international-law <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">Thu, 03/24/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan&rsquo;s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean.</p> <p>According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the fleet arrived back in Shimonoseki, western Japan, earlier today. It had set out with plans to harpoon 333 minke whales. While there has so far been no official statement on the number of whales killed during this season&rsquo;s hunt, Japanese government sources suggest the full quota was taken.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-fleet-returns-port-after-resuming-antarctic-whaling-defiance-international-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales AntI-whaling Illegal slaughter of whales IWC scientific whaling Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:19:07 +0000 svandereyd 107085 at http://www.ifaw.org No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/no-fin-whales-be-killed-iceland-summer <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">Thu, 02/25/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning.</p> <p>The country&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland&rsquo;s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will not be hunting fin whales this season due to problems getting the whale meat onto the Japanese market.</p> <p>Last year Mr Loftsson&rsquo;s whaling company, Hvalur hf, killed 155 fin whales &ndash; the second largest whale and an endangered species.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/no-fin-whales-be-killed-iceland-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Fin Whales iceland whale watching Whaling activities Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:01:11 +0000 svandereyd 106756 at http://www.ifaw.org 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