Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/20 en Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/whaling-season-expected-begin-imminently-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">Fri, 05/01/2015</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="176" title="Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland" alt="Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_2.jpg?1430484144" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move.</p> <p>Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to respect the wishes of Reykjavik City Council which recently passed a cross-party resolution calling on the minister of fisheries to create an enlarged sanctuary for whales in Faxafloi Bay.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/whaling-season-expected-begin-imminently-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Icelandic whaling minke whales whales Whaling Fri, 01 May 2015 12:42:47 +0000 adintino 103861 at http://www.ifaw.org Experts slam Japan’s new whaling plan: No more whales need to be killed http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/experts-slam-japan%E2%80%99s-new-whaling-plan-no-more-whales-need-be-killed <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">Mon, 04/13/2015</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="176" title="A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan&#039;s new whaling program" alt="A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan&#039;s new whaling program" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_1.jpg?1428933516" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>An independent expert review<sup>[i]</sup> of Japan&rsquo;s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research.</p> <p>In today&rsquo;s International Whaling Commission (IWC) report, a Panel of top scientists has concluded that Japan has not demonstrated any need to kill any more whales in the Antarctic. This is a major blow to Japan&rsquo;s latest attempt to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale sanctuary.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/experts-slam-japan%E2%80%99s-new-whaling-plan-no-more-whales-need-be-killed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales ICJ IWC Japan NEWREP-A Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:03:21 +0000 slajoie 103616 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW denounces wildlife crime on World Wildlife Day http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-day <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, 03/03/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">www.ifaw.org</a>) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual <a href="http://www.wildlifeday.org/">World Wildlife Day</a> started by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-denounces-wildlife-crime-world-wildlife-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Tigers Wildlife trade Political advocacy Big Cats Elephants Polar Bears Rhinos Tigers Whales world wildlife day Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:13:29 +0000 slajoie 103096 at http://www.ifaw.org Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/stars-align-defend-wildlife-new-ifaw-campaign <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">Thu, 01/15/2015</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="200" title="Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign" alt="Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/PROTECT_300jpg.jpg?1421352372" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a>) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador <strong>Joely Fisher</strong>, features notable Hollywood personalities discussing pressing issues facing animals around the world and calling upon the public to take action for animals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/stars-align-defend-wildlife-new-ifaw-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Tigers Education Big Cats Elephants Tigers Whales aae action for animals Animal Action Education Animal welfare big cats elephants I found a way Joely Fisher protect Protect PSAs PSAs whales Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:12:13 +0000 adintino 102699 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s whaling vessels heading to Antarctic – but without their harpoons http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-vessels-heading-antarctic-%E2%80%93-without-their-harpoons <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, 01/07/2015</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="176" title="archive photo © IFAW" alt="archive photo © IFAW" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_0.jpg?1420642060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its &lsquo;scientific&rsquo; whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal.</p> <p>Japan&rsquo;s Fisheries Agency announced that a reduced number of boats will instead head to the Antarctic to carry out sighting surveys, biopsy work and photo identification of whales led by the country&rsquo;s Institute of Cetacean Research.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-vessels-heading-antarctic-%E2%80%93-without-their-harpoons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales commerical whaling ICJ IWC Japan's whaling Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling whales Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:48:00 +0000 adintino 102606 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court finds its scientific whaling illegal http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan-announces-plans-new-antarctic-whale-hunt-months-after-world-court-finds-its-scientific-wh <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, 11/18/2014</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="176" title="Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court finds its scientific whaling illegal" alt="Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court find" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px.jpg?1416320736" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan today announced plans for a new &lsquo;scientific&rsquo; whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ)&nbsp; ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan-announces-plans-new-antarctic-whale-hunt-months-after-world-court-finds-its-scientific-wh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales International Whaling Commission IWC Japanese scientific whaling minke whales scientific whaling whales Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:20:26 +0000 adintino 101981 at http://www.ifaw.org