Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/press/rss.xml/48971/20 en Passing of Frederic Chemay: Belgian IWC Commissioner http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/passing-frederic-chemay-belgian-iwc-commissioner <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, 10/02/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>It is with great sadness that we here at IFAW learned of the passing of Frederic Chemay on Sept. 30<sup>th</sup> at only 53 years of age. As the Belgian IWC Commissioner Fred was a passionate advocate on behalf of whales. He would not be swayed from doing what he thought was in the best interest of marine mammals. He was a friend to many, including those of us here at IFAW, and it is unlikely we will see a man of his stature, principles and vision again anytime soon.</p> <p>He will be missed.</p> </div> Whales Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:00:31 +0000 svandereyd 101599 at http://www.ifaw.org Strong EU support brings victory for whales as IWC votes against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/strong-eu-support-brings-victory-whales-iwc-votes-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-antarcti <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, 09/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan&rsquo;s &lsquo;scientific whaling&rsquo; in Antarctica was illegal and no further permits should be issued. The EU, voting as a bloc, was instrumental in the passage of the resolution.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/strong-eu-support-brings-victory-whales-iwc-votes-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-antarcti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales IWC Japanese scientific whaling victory for whales Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:54:14 +0000 svandereyd 101429 at http://www.ifaw.org Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/pro-whaling-countries-yet-again-harpoon-plans-south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary <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, 09/18/2014</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="198" title="Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary" alt="Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300_5.jpg?1411043284" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>At the final day of the 65<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations.</p> <p>The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa and new sponsor Gabon, aimed to provide a comprehensive approach to conservation of cetaceans, involving the management of all threats to whales in the region, not just the threat of whaling, which does not take place in these waters.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/pro-whaling-countries-yet-again-harpoon-plans-south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC scientific whaling South Atlantic whale Sanctuary whale watching whales Whaling Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:28:48 +0000 adintino 101431 at http://www.ifaw.org Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/victory-whales-forum-votes-protect-world-court-ruling-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-anta <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, 09/18/2014</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="Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ in Antarctic" alt="Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Baleen-whale_300px.jpg?1411044247" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan&rsquo;s &lsquo;scientific whaling&rsquo; in Antarctica was illegal and no further permits should be issued.</p> <p>Days of wrangling between pro and anti-whaling nations meant the resolution by New Zealand, which could have been passed by consensus, was pushed to a vote which went through 35-20 with five abstentions and one absence.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/victory-whales-forum-votes-protect-world-court-ruling-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-anta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales ICJ International Court of Justice International Whaling Commission IWC Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling whales Whaling Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:44:24 +0000 adintino 101433 at http://www.ifaw.org EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/101414 <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, 09/16/2014</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="EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC" alt="EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Southern%20_Right_Whale_300_2.jpg?1410873340" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65<sup>th</sup> International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia.</p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>) has strongly backed the resolution from the start and welcomed the result as a positive step for whales. The resolution aims to provide greater coherent global action for the world&rsquo;s 80+ marine cetacean species.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/101414" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales International Whaling Commission IWC whales Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:00:19 +0000 adintino 101414 at http://www.ifaw.org EU governments lead global protest against Icelandic Whaling http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/eu-governments-lead-global-protest-against-icelandic-whaling <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, 09/15/2014</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="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-0262-300px_0.jpg?1410793513" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their &ldquo;strong opposition to Iceland&rsquo;s continuing and increased harvest of whales&hellip; and to its ongoing international trade in whale products.&rdquo;</p> <p>The diplomatic move was welcomed by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare&ndash; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/eu-governments-lead-global-protest-against-icelandic-whaling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales commercial whale hunters Iceland whalers Icelandic whaling international trade International Whaling Commission IWC whale meat whales Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:10:06 +0000 adintino 101396 at http://www.ifaw.org