http://www.ifaw.org/africa/theme/publications/rss.xml/124/20 en Supporting the national Charter for Happiness http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/supporting-national-charter-happiness <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/conservation/beth-allgood">Beth Allgood</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">Fri, 06/10/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Happiness is an armful of puppies, which is being prioritized and measured through initiatives such as the Charter for Happiness." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_10_16_hapiness.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" title="Happiness is an armful of puppies, which is being prioritized and measured through initiatives such as the Charter for Happiness." />Last week, I was at the Santa Fe farmers&rsquo; market at the launch of the Charter for Happiness, a document that spells out the hope and need for a new bottom line in America, one that is based on</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/supporting-national-charter-happiness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Dogs & Cats Whales Elephants Wildlife trade Political advocacy Dogs & Cats Elephants Whales climate change environmentalism happiness pets well being Fri, 10 Jun 2016 20:55:51 +0000 Beth Allgood 107795 at http://www.ifaw.org Making waves for whales on World Oceans Day http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/making-waves-whales-world-oceans-day <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/about-us/conservation/patrick-ramage">Patrick Ramage</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">Wed, 06/08/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_08_16_oceanday1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" /></p> <p>Whales, dolphins and our planet&rsquo;s oceans face a wide variety of threats, more today than ever before in history.&nbsp; Some of these are old and familiar: commercial whaling, pollution of marine habitat, entanglement in outmoded fishing gear, and ship strikes with high-speed vessels.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/making-waves-whales-world-oceans-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales Atlantic dolphins mammals Marine Life Pacific whale alert whales world ocean day Wed, 08 Jun 2016 21:32:44 +0000 Patrick Ramage 107776 at http://www.ifaw.org BREAKING: Right whale calf found dead in Cape Cod waters, necropsy in progress http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/breaking-right-whale-calf-found-dead-cape-cod-waters-necropsy-progress <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/africa/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">Fri, 05/06/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/albums/72157665640722124" title="Right Whale Calf"><img alt="Right Whale Calf" height="343" src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7355/26581143680_0217365ec4_z.jpg" width="610" /></a></p> <script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>I joined my fellow International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responders last night to examine a dead North Atlantic right whale calf that had been reported off Morris Island and towed to a nearby beach by the local harbormaster.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/breaking-right-whale-calf-found-dead-cape-cod-waters-necropsy-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Cape Cod necropsy Punctuation right whale ship strike Fri, 06 May 2016 17:52:24 +0000 Misty Niemeyer 107506 at http://www.ifaw.org Discovery to air NRDC-IFAW ocean noise film http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/discovery-air-nrdc-ifaw-ocean-noise-film <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, 05/02/2016</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="200" height="355" title="SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT" alt="SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/SonicSeaImage_0.jpg?1462221462" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.&nbsp;&nbsp; This is even more apparent deep down in the darkness of the sea, where whales and other marine life depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators. Yet, their symphony of life is being disrupted by the industrialized noise that has become commonplace in our oceans today&mdash;with tragic and deadly costs.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/discovery-air-nrdc-ifaw-ocean-noise-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales NRDC Sonic Sea Mon, 02 May 2016 20:41:17 +0000 slajoie 107452 at http://www.ifaw.org Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-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">Tue, 04/26/2016</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="176" title="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" alt="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_4.jpg?1461604976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move.</p> <p>So far, Iceland&rsquo;s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year&rsquo;s quota allowed whalers to harpoon up to 239 minke whales, but in reality 29 were taken. The same quota was issued for the previous year with only around 10% of the catch limit, 24 minkes, killed.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commercial whaling minke whale watching Whaling Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:32:29 +0000 adintino 107325 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defiance of international law http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-fleet-returns-port-after-resuming-antarctic-whaling-defiance-international-law <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, 03/24/2016</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="176" title="Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defiance of international law" alt="Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_3.jpg?1458826113" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan&rsquo;s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean.</p> <p>According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the fleet arrived back in Shimonoseki, western Japan, earlier today. It had set out with plans to harpoon 333 minke whales. While there has so far been no official statement on the number of whales killed during this season&rsquo;s hunt, Japanese government sources suggest the full quota was taken.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/africa/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-fleet-returns-port-after-resuming-antarctic-whaling-defiance-international-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC Japan's whaling minke whales scientific whaling whales Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:29:02 +0000 adintino 107081 at http://www.ifaw.org