All Press Releases for Whales

Iceland issues five-year whaling quotas – ignoring meagre consumption of whale m
16th December 2013
Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic government issuing new quotas which would allow 229 minke whales and 154 endangered fin whales to be harpooned each year for the Read more »
Ship Strike Rule Renewed:  A Win for Whales
10th December 2013
Hours prior to the rule’s scheduled expiration, the Obama Administration’s announcement today of its decision to uphold the Ship Strike Rule is an important development in the ongoing efforts to protect endangered right whales.  Howe Read more »
Japanese fleet heads to Antarctica to harpoon whales – despite pending World Cou
7th December 2013
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a pending World Court ruling on whether or not its actions are lawful. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Read more »
Scottish university criticised for supporting Iceland’s cruel whaling programme
25th November 2013
The University of Aberdeen is being urged to publicly sever links with Iceland’s whaling programme after its researchers analysed data from whales harpooned in Iceland under the guise of ‘scientific whaling’. The International Fund Read more »
EU Parliament votes to protect marine life from excessive underwater noise
9th October 2013
Conservationists welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater sonar oil exploration subject to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), as a significant step to reduce marine noise pollution. Reviewing legislation for EIAs (2 Read more »
Whale Mass Stranding  Attributed to Sonar Mapping For First Time
25th September 2013
An independent scientific review panel has concluded that the mass stranding of approximately 100 melon-headed whales in the Loza Lagoon system in northwest Madagascar in 2008 was primarily triggered by acoustic stimuli, more specifically, a multi-be Read more »