The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is applauding the news that Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the Russian Federation have banned the import and export of harp seal skins. Canada claims that Russia is one of the last two major remainingRead more »
An intergovernmental conservation body representing more than 100 countries has failed to recognise whaling as a threat to whale conservation following objections from Norway, one of the last three countries still killing whales for commercial reasonRead more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW www.ifaw.org) state-of-the-art vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) sets sail from Ipswich on Monday (7) for the Dogger Bank and surrounding waters for a 20-day survey project studying cetaceans, parRead more »
IFAW’s SOTW team uses non-harmful research methods such as photo-identification and passive acoustics with underwater hydrophones to find out more about marine mammals and how they can be protected.
The latest survey will investigate the presenRead more »
Following Japanese media reports today that whaling will continue with around US$27 million in additional government security budget to protect the fleet, Patrick Ramage, Director of IFAW’s Global Whale Programme, said: “I'd bet this is wRead more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) welcomed the move and urged the US government to maintain its strong stance against Icelandic whaling. As the end of the country’s whaling season approaches, no endangered fin whaleRead more »