All Press Releases for Whales

17th November 2008
In defiance of global pressure and several international laws, the government of Japan’s whaling fleet has quietly left harbour without its usual public fanfare and is now en route to the pristine Southern Ocean Sanctuary to harpoon around 8 Read more »
23rd June 2008
Conservationists worldwide, including experts with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), urged member countries meeting in Santiago, Chile, to reject any compromise which might threaten the global moratorium on commercial whaling. Read more »
4th June 2008
While the exact circumstances and status of the shipments remains unclear, the export of fin and minke whale meat to Japan appears to have taken place without the knowledge or authorisation of relevant Icelandic, Norwegian and Japanese authorities Read more »
14th November 2007
Today’s report, dubbed the London Report on Illegal Whaling, comes as the Government of Japan prepares to launch its whaling fleet into international waters later this week.  Its dramatic findings add to a growing body of legal opinion Read more »
6th June 2007
Since 1994, Japan and Norway have regularly submitted proposals to CITES seeking to weaken protection for the great whales.  This year, Japan proposed a full review of the population status of all 13 great whale species by CITES, while Icelan Read more »
31st May 2007
Key anti-whaling actions included the adoption of a resolution condemning Japanese whaling, and a report by the IWC Scientific Committee that hotly criticized Japan’s so-called “scientific” whaling program. IFAW Global Whale Read more »