http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/publications/rss.xml/48971/20 en Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangered whales in their main feeding ground http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/calls-suspension-industrial-activity-which-threatens-critically-endangered-whales-their-main-fe <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, 07/19/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an oil and gas company which they fear are causing disturbance to critically endangered whales in Russia&rsquo;s Far East.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/calls-suspension-industrial-activity-which-threatens-critically-endangered-whales-their-main-fe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:03:39 +0000 svandereyd 108201 at http://www.ifaw.org 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 WATCH: Sonic Sea. Scientists and stars call to save whales from noise http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/watch-sonic-sea-scientists-and-stars-call-save-whales-noise <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/about-us/wildlife-trade/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</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">Wed, 03/09/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/T-jabL64UZE" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life.</p> <p>But over the last 100 years people have been pumping more and more noise into the ocean from shipping, seismic testing for oil and gas exploration, naval sonar training, construction, and other activities.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-1" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="460" height="292" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/T-jabL64UZE?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/watch-sonic-sea-scientists-and-stars-call-save-whales-noise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Dolphins Whales dolphins harmful loud marine mammals movie Noise premiere Sonic Sea sound whales Video Tue, 08 Mar 2016 21:07:03 +0000 Azzedine Downes 106883 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