All around Australia oil and gas companies are closing in on vital whale habitats. Any day now leases covering endangered blue whale habitat and right next to calving grounds for endangered southern right whales will be handed over to oil and gas comRead more »
A new app for iPad and iPhone combines science and technology to help save critically endangered North Atlantic right whales by reducing threats of collisions with large ships along the East Coast of North America.Read more »
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 »