All Press Releases for Whales

Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1 May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13 April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
Don't Let Them Disappear
3 March 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual World Wildlife Read more »
Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign
15 January 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador Joely Fisher, features notable Hollywood persona Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
7 January 2015
A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its ‘scientific’ whali Read more »
Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court find
18 November 2014
Japan today announced plans for a new ‘scientific’ whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ)  ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop. The Japanese govern Read more »