Iceland’s fin whaling season begins

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Mon, 06/29/2015
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Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale.

Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whaling on or around the country’s National Day on June 17 but has been delayed this year, apparently due to a strike by veterinary inspectors.

This year’s catch limit for fin whaling is 154. Last year Iceland’s whalers took 137 fin whales.

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Gus, the injured dog we heard about just in time…

Fri, 06/26/2015
Gus, when we found him, was obviously in discomfort, and with the vets in the ai

Gus, when we found him, was obviously in discomfort, and with the vets in the air, we had no other option but to take him with us.The clinics were finished.

WATCH: Get up close to cute baby bears with the bottle cam

Fri, 06/26/2015

In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet these tiny bundles of energy:

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National Whale Day: A day of action against Japanese whaling

Thu, 06/25/2015
IFAW strongly believes that whales should be celebrated, not slaughtered.

Today is National Whale Day, a day normally reserved to celebrate the arrival of the many whales that migrate to our coastlines each year. But it’s also a day that we think about the threats facing whales in our waters and around the world.

Das Elefantenwaisenhaus in Sambia hat wieder einen Transporter

Mon, 06/22/2015
Das Elefantenwaisenhaus hat dank unserer Unterstützer einen neuen Transporter

Das Elefantenwaisenhaus in Lilayi hat dank unserer Unterstützer einen neuen Transporter.

Dank der finanziellen Hilfe durch den IFAW konnte der dringend benötigte Transporter angeschafft werden, der dem Elefantenwaisenhaus in Sambia die tägliche Arbeit sehr erleichtert.

Penguins rehabilitated after oil spill swim to their homes

Thu, 06/25/2015

African penguin T1453 flipper banded in 1997, oiled and rescued in South Africa in 2015. Experts are delighted that penguins continue to live to this age in the wild. Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident.

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Des chercheurs confirment que le Japon n'a PAS besoin de tuer d'autres baleines pour ses « recherches scientifiques »

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Fri, 06/19/2015
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Des chercheurs confirment que le Japon n'a PAS besoin de tuer d'autres baleines
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Des chercheurs confirment que le Japon n'a PAS besoin de tuer d'autres baleines

D'après les scientifiques de la majorité des pays représentés lors de la récente réunion du Comité scientifique de la Commission baleinière internationale (CBI), le Japon n'a pas besoin de tuer de baleines cette année dans le cadre de ses « recherches scientifiques ».

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