http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/theme/publications/rss.xml/48971/20 en Portugal screens Sonic Sea, supports reduction of underwater noise http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/portugal-screens-sonic-sea-supports-reduction-underwater-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/eleonora-panella">Eleonora Panella</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">Jul 13 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW, Portuguese government officials and members of the shipping industry discuss the importance of reducing ocean noise." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_13_17_screening.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="IFAW, Portuguese government officials and members of the shipping industry discuss the importance of reducing ocean noise." />The documentary <a href="http://www.sonicsea.org/film" target="_blank">Sonic Sea</a> was screened on July 12 in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, and was met with the same enthusiasm as it has in other count</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/portugal-screens-sonic-sea-supports-reduction-underwater-noise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales drilling Noise ocean oil whale Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:26:25 +0000 Eleonora Panella 111978 at http://www.ifaw.org Protecting Whales http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/node/58461 <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">Jun 22 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever.</p> </div> Whales Whales commercial whaling Floating Class Room Marine Mammel Research and Rescue MMRR song of the whale SOTW whale habitats whale watching whales Fact Sheets Tue, 08 May 2012 16:30:20 +0000 adintino 58461 at http://www.ifaw.org Addressing ocean noise, ship strikes at UN this World Oceans Day http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/addressing-ocean-noise-ship-strikes-un-world-oceans-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/european-union/node/110498">Aurore Morin</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">Jun 8 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="This World Oceans Day, the United Nations has convened the Ocean Conference to drive forward ocean conservation " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/BreachingGrayWhale.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 387px;" title=" Ocean noise and ship strikes affect all whales, including the Western gray whale, pictured here." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/addressing-ocean-noise-ship-strikes-un-world-oceans-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Dolphins Whales ship strikes UN Oceans Conference World Oceans Day Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:54:41 +0000 Aurore Morin 111627 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-icela-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">Apr 13 2017</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="350" height="230" title="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" alt="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/MinkeWhale13042017_0.jpg?1492077369" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Iceland&rsquo;s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fraction of this quota usually taken. In recent years the number of minkes killed annually has been between 24 and 30, although last year whalers harpooned 46 minke whales.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-icela-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales iceland Minke whaling whale meat whale watching Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:00:11 +0000 svandereyd 111054 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling further criticised by expert panel http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-further-criticised-expert-panel <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">Apr 3 2017</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="131" title="Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling further criticised by expert panel" alt="Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling further criticised by expert panel" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/WS296-S-T_0.jpg?1491313936" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan&rsquo;s so-called scientific whaling has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for &lsquo;scientific research&rsquo;.</p> <p>In a report published today (Monday) the Expert Panel appointed by the International Whaling Commission&rsquo;s (IWC) Scientific Committee concluded that Japan&rsquo;s &lsquo;lethal sampling&rsquo; of whales, which it will continue to hunt with explosive harpoons in the North Pacific under its &lsquo;NEWREP-NP&rsquo; programme, was not justified.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-further-criticised-expert-panel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales commercial whaling IWC Japan scientific research Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:57:19 +0000 svandereyd 110950 at http://www.ifaw.org Icelandic whaler cancels this summer’s endangered fin whale hunt http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/icelandic-whaler-cancels-summer%E2%80%99s-endangered-fin-whale-hunt <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/sharon-livermore">Sharon Livermore</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">Mar 9 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A fin whale spouting at the surface." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/03_09_17_iceland.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="A fin whale spouting at the surface." /></p> <p>Encouraging news has reached us overnight from Iceland that the country&rsquo;s lone fin whaler and fisheries magnate, Kristj&aacute;n Loftsson, has declared he will not resume the hunt for endangered fin whales this summer.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/european-union/news/icelandic-whaler-cancels-summer%E2%80%99s-endangered-fin-whale-hunt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales cetacean cruel Fin Whales harpoon iceland Meet us don't eat us minke tourist vacation Whaling Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:48:34 +0000 Sharon Livermore 110710 at http://www.ifaw.org