http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/everything/rss.xml/4/20 en Iceland’s fin whaling season begins http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begins <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 06/29/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" title="Iceland’s fin whaling season begins" alt="Iceland’s fin whaling season begins" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__1.jpg?1435586388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;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.</p> <p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whaling on or around the country&rsquo;s National Day on June 17 but has been delayed this year, apparently due to a strike by veterinary inspectors.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s catch limit for fin whaling is 154. Last year Iceland&rsquo;s whalers took 137 fin whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Fin Whales Fin whaling season Icelandic whaling whale watching whales Whaling Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:01:56 +0000 adintino 104548 at http://www.ifaw.org Politicians call for an end to Japan’s Antarctic whaling http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/politicians-call-end-japan%E2%80%99s-antarctic-whaling <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/cats-and-dogs/clare-sterling">Clare Sterling</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 06/23/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Rory Stewart, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Defra, praised IFAW's work on whaling." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_23_15_ukreception_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 431px;" title="We enjoyed a strong from Rory Stewart, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Defra." /></p> <p>Last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare invited politicians in the UK from across the political spectrum to attend an event at Westminster on protecting whales from the cruelty of commercial whaling.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/politicians-call-end-japan%E2%80%99s-antarctic-whaling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Global ban on commercial whaling International Court of Justice Japan southern ocean whales Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:21:40 +0000 Clare Sterling 104488 at http://www.ifaw.org International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’ http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scientifi <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 06/19/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="198" title="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’" alt="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300_6.jpg?1434720112" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan does not need to kill any whales for &lsquo;scientific research&rsquo; this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission&rsquo;s (IWC) Scientific Committee.</p> <p>Japan plans to resume Antarctic whaling later this year after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in March last year that its Southern Ocean whaling programme JARPA-II was not for scientific purposes and was therefore illegal.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scientifi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commercial whaling International Whaling Commission IWC scientific whaling whales Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:22:16 +0000 adintino 104419 at http://www.ifaw.org BREAKING: Majority of IWC scientists reject Japan whaling plan http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/breaking-majority-iwc-scientists-reject-japan-whaling-plan <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/whales/patrick-ramage">Patrick Ramage</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 06/19/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The majority of countries on the IWC Scientific Committee have found that Japan’s whaling is not for the purposes of science." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_19_15_iwc.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 413px;" title="The majority of countries on the IWC Scientific Committee have found that Japan’s whaling is not for the purposes of science." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/breaking-majority-iwc-scientists-reject-japan-whaling-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales IWC Japan minke Scientific Committee of the International Whaling whales Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:54:48 +0000 Patrick Ramage 104433 at http://www.ifaw.org Focusing on whale watching in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/focusing-whale-watching-iceland <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/dogs-cats/philip-mansbridge">Philip Mansbridge</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 06/11/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Barbara Slee unveils IFAW’s new ‘Whappy’ app promoting whale-friendly tourism in Iceland to a workshop of whale watching operators." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_11_15_whappy.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 458px;" title="Barbara Slee unveils IFAW’s new ‘Whappy’ app promoting whale-friendly tourism in Iceland to a workshop of whale watching operators." />The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has a long history of working to change attitudes in this remote island nation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/focusing-whale-watching-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Education Whales android app iceland iPhone technology whale watch whales whappy Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:08:29 +0000 Philip Mansbridge 104241 at http://www.ifaw.org Why an interactive app like Whappy is crucial for Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/why-interactive-app-whappy-crucial-iceland <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-kingdom/about-us/seals/barbara-slee">Barbara Slee</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 05/29/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive impact during their visit to Iceland" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/05_28_15_whappy.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 430px;" title="We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive impact during their visit to Iceland" />Iceland has experienced a rapid emergence as a top quality whale watching destination, according to Erich Hoyt, a senior research fellow at Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Head of WDC&rsquo;s Global Campaign for Marine Protected</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/why-interactive-app-whappy-crucial-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Dolphins Whales dolphins Icelandic whale watch tourism whale meat whales whappy Thu, 28 May 2015 18:53:50 +0000 Barbara Slee 104107 at http://www.ifaw.org