http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/everything/rss.xml/17/20 en Dead whales in Alaska cause for concern http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/dead-whales-alaska-cause-concern <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/staff/misty-niemeyer">Misty Niemeyer</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">Tue, 09/01/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Marine mammals are sentinels of the health of our oceans, and die-offs such as these can be indicative of larger ocean health concerns." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/09_01_15_dieoff.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 406px;" title="Marine mammals are sentinels of the health of our oceans, and die-offs such as these can be indicative of larger ocean health concerns." />As national attention turns to Alaska with President Obama&rsquo;s historic visit, we are monitoring another federal government action there.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/dead-whales-alaska-cause-concern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Alaska climate change die off marine mammals whale Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:24:46 +0000 Misty Niemeyer 105146 at http://www.ifaw.org Published findings confirm: Stranded dolphins, if healthy, need not be euthanized http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/published-findings-confirm-stranded-dolphins-if-healthy-need-not-be-euthanized <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/animal-rescue/katie-moore">Katie Moore</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">Tue, 08/25/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/DOL_0225.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 402px;" title="Now the door is open for those healthy dolphins to be reintegrated to the wild. " />I remember, several times, drawing up the euthanasia solution that would humanely and peacefully end the life of the dolphin in front of me.</p> <p>Euthanasia is not an act that is taken lightly, nor one any of us animal rescue professionals wish to undertake.&nbsp; However, sometimes it is the most compassionate thing we can do.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/published-findings-confirm-stranded-dolphins-if-healthy-need-not-be-euthanized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Dolphins Cape Cod dolphins marine mammal research strandings Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:19:53 +0000 Katie Moore 105079 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW leads team to rescue entangled whale in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-leads-team-rescue-entangled-whale-iceland <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/node/2535">Sigursteinn Masson</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">Thu, 08/20/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RkFFHsOiMUE" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Weeks ago, Reykjav&iacute;k whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Faxafl&oacute;i Bay, the most popular whale watching destination in Europe.</p> <p>Crews and passengers were worried for the injured and struggling animal&rsquo;s survival.</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"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/RkFFHsOiMUE&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/RkFFHsOiMUE&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkFFHsOiMUE"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-RkFFHsOiMUE_0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-leads-team-rescue-entangled-whale-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Animal rescue Whales Faxaflói Bay iceland marine mammals rescue Reykjavík whale whale watch Video Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:39:13 +0000 Sigursteinn Masson 105066 at http://www.ifaw.org Protecting the world’s biggest whale from deadly ship strikes http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/protecting-world%E2%80%99s-biggest-whale-deadly-ship-strikes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/whales/russell-leaper">Russell Leaper </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">Thu, 08/13/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Since 2010 the number of reported ship strikes off Sri Lanka is higher than for any other large whale population globally that we are aware of." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/08_13_15_bluewhale.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="Since 2010 the number of reported ship strikes off Sri Lanka is higher than for any other large whale population globally that we are aware of." />Researchers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups are working hard to stop more blue whales from being killed in ship strikes off the so</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/protecting-world%E2%80%99s-biggest-whale-deadly-ship-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales blue whales ship strikes shipping lanes sri lanka WITI Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:15:48 +0000 Russell Leaper 105007 at http://www.ifaw.org Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly threat http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/research-blue-whale-ship-strikes-sri-lanka-offers-solution-deadly-threat <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">Wed, 08/12/2015</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="166" title="Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly threat" alt="Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/BlueWhaleFluke_300px.jpg?1439390886" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world&rsquo;s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat.</p> <p>Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close to the southern coast of Sri Lanka, bringing it into waters also occupied by the endangered blue whale, the largest animal on the planet.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/research-blue-whale-ship-strikes-sri-lanka-offers-solution-deadly-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Blue Whale endangered blue whale ship strikes shipping lanes sri lanka whales Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:53:00 +0000 adintino 104997 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: Canada whale rescuer recounts disentanglement success http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/watch-canada-whale-rescuer-recounts-disentanglement-success <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/regional-leadership/patricia-zaat">Patricia Zaat</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">Thu, 07/23/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jL2vIlATj6Q" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>A group of whale watchers with <a href="http://quoddylinkmarine.com/">Quoddy Link Marine</a>&nbsp;in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The animal&rsquo;s head just barely broke the surface to get a breath.</p> <p>As the boat carefully moved closer, they confirmed the juvenile had rope around its mouth that prevented the whale from moving freely.</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"><div id="media-youtube-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/waOAW2ZEoJk&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/waOAW2ZEoJk&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waOAW2ZEoJk"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-waOAW2ZEoJk_2.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/watch-canada-whale-rescuer-recounts-disentanglement-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Bay of Fundy Campobello disentangle Mackie minke whales whale whale calf whale rescue whale watch Video Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:34:18 +0000 Patricia Zaat 104788 at http://www.ifaw.org