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Whales news

23rd July 2015 Patricia Zaat
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Read more »
A 10-ton whale frolicking under your boat is both exciting and terrifying.
    While we were performing photo identification of gray whales around Sakhalin, we met a new friend. We call Read more »
We enjoyed a strong from Rory Stewart, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at
23rd June 2015 Clare Sterling
Last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare invited politicians in the UK from across the political spectrum to Read more »
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23rd July 2015
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
5th September 2013
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Watch Video »
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Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29th June 2015
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 whalin Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19th June 2015
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland
28th May 2015
A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched today in Reykjavik by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), contains information about whale friendly restaurants, which Read more »
Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans
19th May 2015
As the scientific committee of the conservation body for whales, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins its meeting in San Diego this week (May 19-June 3), it is being urged to follow the lead of an expert review panel and strongly reject Read more »
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal
19th May 2015
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country. Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangere Read more »
Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western
18th May 2015
Two months before Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) is due to conduct a major seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, a coalition of non-governmental organizations has today added its voice to a call by the Western Grey Whale Advisory Panel (WGWA Read more »
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Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
4th May 2015 by
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
1st September 2014 by
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Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
6th June 2014 by
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
6th June 2014 by
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
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The strong partnership between IFAW and Icewhale has helped to opened the eyes o
30th December 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
16th of December was like every other Tuesday at Reykjavík City Council. The minority criticised the majority for all Read more »
Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court find
18th November 2014 by
Japan today announced plans for a new ‘scientific’ whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the Read more »
Despite initially committing to respect the World Court’s judgment the Governmen
18th November 2014 by Patrick Ramage
It felt ironic to wake up in Iceland, one of the last three countries still killing whales for commercial purposes, to news Read more »
Changing shipping lanes may help save Sri Lankan blue whales
27th October 2014 by Patrick Ramage
I knew I was in trouble as we began the descent into Chicago.  No matter how much gum I chewed, my ears just wouldn Read more »
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