http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/everything/rss.xml/17/20 en Annual study of beluga whales in Russia’s White Sea successfully concludes http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/annual-study-beluga-whales-russia%E2%80%99s-white-sea-successfully-concludes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/whales/dr-maria-masha-n-vorontsova">Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova</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, 09/20/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157670820563743" title="Beluga"><img alt="Beluga" height="343" src="https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8716/29783552246_132972ca7f_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/annual-study-beluga-whales-russia%E2%80%99s-white-sea-successfully-concludes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales Beluga breeding calf calves population Research russia study White Sea white whales Slideshow Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:03:35 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 109003 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/108809 <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, 09/06/2016</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="300" height="200" title="IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference" alt="IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/asian_elephant_300px_0.jpg?1473167624" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Sri Lankan Delegate to IUCN announces Asian Elephants &amp; Whales Conference to take place September 2017</em></p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), today announced they will be serving as technical partners to the Asian Giants Conference that is set to take place September 2017 in Sri Lanka. The announcement was made at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, currently taking place in Hawaii, during a meeting of the IUCN Asian Elephant Specialist Group.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/108809" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Elephants Political advocacy Elephants Whales Asian Giants Conference elephants whales WTI Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:17:57 +0000 adintino 108809 at http://www.ifaw.org Win for whales! IUCN motion for the ocean http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/win-whales-iucn-motion-ocean <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/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">Thu, 09/01/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The IUCN condemns the killing of whales by Japan under the façade of science." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/09_01_16_iucn_whaling.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The IUCN condemns the killing of whales by Japan under the façade of science." />Experts from around the world have voted overwhelmingly <strong>against</strong> Japan&rsquo;s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic and the North Pacific.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/win-whales-iucn-motion-ocean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales commercial whaling cruel harpoon hunitng meat sushi whale Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:08:58 +0000 Sharon Livermore 108787 at http://www.ifaw.org Obama Administration makes history and protects Hawaii’s marine ecosystems http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/obama-administration-makes-history-and-protects-hawaiis-marine-ecosystems <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/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">Thu, 09/01/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="President Obama made the historic announcement to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/09_01_16_HI_sanctuary.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="President Obama made the historic announcement to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument." />Yesterday, I had the great honor of joining President Obama in celebrating the Administration&rsquo;s landmark decision to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument&mdash;establishing the largest stretch of officially protected ecos</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/obama-administration-makes-history-and-protects-hawaiis-marine-ecosystems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales biodiversity cetacean commercial fishing dolphins Hawaii marine sanctuary ocean noise whales Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:35:22 +0000 Azzedine Downes 108782 at http://www.ifaw.org 100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/100000-people-sign-record-breaking-petition-against-whale-meat-consumption-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">Wed, 08/31/2016</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="165" height="172" title="100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in Iceland" alt="100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/logo-mudeu_0.png?1472654250" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country&rsquo;s government to end the cruel practice of whaling has beaten all previous records and now passed 100,000 signatures.</p> <p>It was started by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> which works to end commercial whaling in Iceland, Japan and Norway and provide lasting protection for whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/100000-people-sign-record-breaking-petition-against-whale-meat-consumption-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales end commercial whaling Meet us don't eat us whale whale meat whale watching whales Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:47:00 +0000 adintino 108745 at http://www.ifaw.org IUCN votes for an end to Japan’s so-called scientific whaling http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/iucn-votes-end-japan%E2%80%99s-so-called-scientific-whaling <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, 08/31/2016</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="640" height="427" title="The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itself, voted by a large majority for a halt to Japan’s scientific whaling, which the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) believes is merely commercial whaling by another name." alt="The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itsel" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_press_release_0.jpg?1472676489" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>(London &ndash; 31 August 2016)</strong> &ndash; The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has voted overwhelmingly against Japan&rsquo;s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic and the North Pacific.</p> <p>The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itself, voted by a large majority for a halt to Japan&rsquo;s scientific whaling, which the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) believes is merely commercial whaling by another name.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/iucn-votes-end-japan%E2%80%99s-so-called-scientific-whaling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales commercial whaling harpoon hunting Japan whales Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:46:01 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 108766 at http://www.ifaw.org