Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/press/rss.xml/2/20 en Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/icelandic-support-whaling-decline-polling-reveals <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">Oct 25 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="203" title="Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals" alt="Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/minkewhalepic_300px.jpg?1508931018" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/default/IFAW-Gallup-Oct2017-full-version.pdf" target="_blank">according to polling results released today </a>(Wednesday).</p> <p>Gallup polling commissioned by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) reveals that 45.8% of Icelanders now claim to support minke whaling, compared to 50.8% last year. This is also the first time that such polling has found Icelandic support for whaling to have been less than 50%.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/icelandic-support-whaling-decline-polling-reveals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales commercial whaling fin whaling Meet Us Don’t Eat Us Minke whaling whale meat whale watching Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:34:54 +0000 adintino 112796 at http://www.ifaw.org Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world http://www.ifaw.org/canada/node/112304 <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 17 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="167" title="Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world" alt="Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Animojis-Graphic_300px_0.jpg?1502976373" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><div> <p><strong><em>International Fund for Animal Welfare teams with Bare Tree Media to release emojis to engage audiences in animal rescue and conservation </em></strong></p> </div> <p>Mobile technology and conservation join forces to save animals in a new partnership. <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)</a> and Bare Tree Media have teamed up to educate the public on animal rescue and wildlife conservation issues through mobile messaging conversations and photo sharing.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/node/112304" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Animal rescue Seals Rhinos Seals Whales Animoji stickers elephant Emojis giraffe harp seal pangolin rhino whale Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:07:22 +0000 adintino 112304 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan http://www.ifaw.org/canada/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/canada/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/canada/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/canada/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 IFAW statement on tragic death of whale rescuer Joe Howlett http://www.ifaw.org/canada/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/canada/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 New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on whales and dolphins http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/new-technology-could-reduce-damaging-impact-oil-and-gas-noise-pollution-whales-and-dolphins <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 7 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="200" title="New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on whales and dolphins" alt="New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/SOTW38_300px_0.jpg?1499434842" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/new-technology-could-reduce-damaging-impact-oil-and-gas-noise-pollution-whales-and-dolphins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales dolphins noise pollution seismic airguns Seismic industry seismic surveying whales Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:42:04 +0000 adintino 111892 at http://www.ifaw.org