http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/20 en Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-whaling-magnate-prepares-ship-whale-meat-consignment-japan <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">Aug 16 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="300" height="190" title="Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan" alt="Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Fin_Whale_300px.jpg?1502892714" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship hundreds of tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country, bound for Japan.</p> <p>Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangered whale species, the shipment, which is at least two years old, has been loaded onto a cargo vessel.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-whaling-magnate-prepares-ship-whale-meat-consignment-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales Fin Whales Meet Us Don’t Eat Us whale meat whale watching whales Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:13:29 +0000 adintino 112287 at http://www.ifaw.org Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale deaths http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/conservationists-look-answers-unprecedented-north-atlantic-right-whale-deaths <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">Aug 10 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="300" height="201" title="Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale deaths " alt="Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale de" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/right%20whale_PRphoto_300.jpg?1502369095" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Endangered North Atlantic right whales have experienced a shocking number of fatalities in 2017, causing alarm among biologists and conservationists for their depleting population of only 500 animals. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;A population this small cannot withstand such a drastic decrease in numbers over such a short period of time&rdquo; said Brian Sharp, IFAW&rsquo;s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Manager, &ldquo;there is a pressing need to determine the factors contributing to their deaths in order to potentially institute appropriate mitigation efforts.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/conservationists-look-answers-unprecedented-north-atlantic-right-whale-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales endanger speciesed entanglement North Atlantic right whales ship strike whales Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:53:38 +0000 adintino 112224 at http://www.ifaw.org With one more reported death, biologists extremely concerned about right whales’ future http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/one-more-reported-death-biologists-extremely-concerned-about-right-whales%E2%80%99-future <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/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">Jul 20 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The North Atlantic right whale population has now experienced nearly twice as many deaths (9) as births (5) this year." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_20_17_rightwhale.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="The North Atlantic right whale population has now experienced nearly twice as many deaths (9) as births (5) this year." /><em>UPDATE: <a href="http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/catastrophic-tenth-dead-right-whale-found-in-the-gulf-of-st-lawrence-1.3529259" target="_blank">The total is now 10</a>.&nbsp;<span style="background-color: rgb(255, </p> </span></em></p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/one-more-reported-death-biologists-extremely-concerned-about-right-whales%E2%80%99-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Animal rescue Whales Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:14:33 +0000 Misty Niemeyer 112070 at http://www.ifaw.org Portugal screens Sonic Sea, supports reduction of underwater noise http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/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="/united-states/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/united-states/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 IFAW statement on tragic death of whale rescuer Joe Howlett http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-tragic-death-whale-rescuer-joe-howlett <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">Jul 12 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="300" height="273" title="IFAW statement on tragic death of whale rescuer Joe Howlett" alt="IFAW statement on tragic death of whale rescuer Joe Howlett" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Joe%20Howlett%20%28Custom%29%20%282%29.jpg?1499865819" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare&#39;s Canada Country Director Patricia Zaat commented on the recent tragedy concerning the Campobello Whale Rescue Team:</p> <p>&ldquo;The animal rescue and conservation community lost one of our own this week. Joe Howlett, a core member of the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, died while rescuing a whale in distress.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-statement-tragic-death-whale-rescuer-joe-howlett" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Campobello Whale Rescue Joe Howlett Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:57:11 +0000 adintino 111937 at http://www.ifaw.org Minke whale stuck in harbor dies from apparent infection http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/minke-whale-stuck-harbor-dies-apparent-infection <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/whales/brian-sharp">Brian Sharp</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 11 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Sarah Sharp, IFAW veterinarian, observes the minke whale in Stage Harbor." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_11_17_minke1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Sarah Sharp, IFAW veterinarian, observes the minke whale in Stage Harbor." /><em>This blog was penned by Assistant Stranding Coordinator Kathryn Rose. --BS</em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/minke-whale-stuck-harbor-dies-apparent-infection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Animal rescue Whales Cape Cod Chatham Massachusetts minke stage harbor whale Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:36:48 +0000 Brian Sharp 111930 at http://www.ifaw.org