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Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

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Whales news

Right whale calf found dead in Cape Cod waters
6th May 2016 Misty Niemeyer
I joined my fellow International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responders last night to examine a dead North Atlantic Read more »
9th March 2016 Azzedine Downes
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Read more »
Kristjan Loftsson, the controversial Icelandic fisheries magnate, has killed fin
25th February 2016 Patrick Ramage
As I prepare to bed down for the night in Tokyo, encouraging word comes rushing round the ocean planet: Mr Kristjan Loftsson Read more »
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9th March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
22nd February 2016
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a Watch Video »
9th February 2016
Sonic Sea Film Teaser from Imaginary Forces on Vimeo. Sonic Sea, the much-anticipated documentary film casting light on man Watch Video »
26th December 2015
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Watch Video »
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SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2nd May 2016
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.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26th April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016
Japan’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. According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the Read more »
IFAW World Wildlife Day Statement
3rd March 2016
Azzedine Downes, President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare issued the following statement on World Wildlife Day: “Today on World Wildlife Day we are proud to join forces with the U.S. Department of the Interior and an allia Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25th February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
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30th November 2015
Japan’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. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
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Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14th March 2016 by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14th March 2016 by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
4th May 2015 by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
Protecting Whales
7th November 2014 by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
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20th August 2015 by Sigursteinn Masson
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Read more »
Since 2010 the number of reported ship strikes off Sri Lanka is higher than for
13th August 2015 by Russell Leaper
Researchers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups are working hard to stop more blue whales Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015 by adintino
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships Read more »
23rd July 2015 by Patricia Zaat
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Read more »
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