Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/theme/press/rss.xml/4/20 en IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/node/108809 <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">Tue, 09/06/2016</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="IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference" alt="IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/asian_elephant_300px_0.jpg?1473167624" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Sri Lankan Delegate to IUCN announces Asian Elephants &amp; Whales Conference to take place September 2017</em></p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), today announced they will be serving as technical partners to the Asian Giants Conference that is set to take place September 2017 in Sri Lanka. The announcement was made at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, currently taking place in Hawaii, during a meeting of the IUCN Asian Elephant Specialist Group.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/node/108809" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Elephants Political advocacy Elephants Whales Asian Giants Conference elephants whales WTI Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:17:57 +0000 adintino 108809 at http://www.ifaw.org IUCN votes for an end to Japan’s so-called scientific whaling http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/iucn-votes-end-japan%E2%80%99s-so-called-scientific-whaling <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">Wed, 08/31/2016</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="640" height="427" title="The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itself, voted by a large majority for a halt to Japan’s scientific whaling, which the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) believes is merely commercial whaling by another name." alt="The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itsel" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_press_release_0.jpg?1472676489" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>(London &ndash; 31 August 2016)</strong> &ndash; The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has voted overwhelmingly against Japan&rsquo;s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic and the North Pacific.</p> <p>The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itself, voted by a large majority for a halt to Japan&rsquo;s scientific whaling, which the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) believes is merely commercial whaling by another name.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/iucn-votes-end-japan%E2%80%99s-so-called-scientific-whaling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales commercial whaling harpoon hunting Japan whales Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:46:01 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 108766 at http://www.ifaw.org 100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/100000-people-sign-record-breaking-petition-against-whale-meat-consumption-iceland <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">Wed, 08/31/2016</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="165" height="172" title="100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in Iceland" alt="100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/logo-mudeu_0.png?1472654250" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country&rsquo;s government to end the cruel practice of whaling has beaten all previous records and now passed 100,000 signatures.</p> <p>It was started by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> which works to end commercial whaling in Iceland, Japan and Norway and provide lasting protection for whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/100000-people-sign-record-breaking-petition-against-whale-meat-consumption-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales end commercial whaling Meet us don't eat us whale whale meat whale watching whales Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:47:00 +0000 adintino 108745 at http://www.ifaw.org Right Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/right-whale-disentangled-bay-fundy <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, 08/15/2016</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="199" title="Right Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy " alt="Right Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/D5100_094-CWR_300px.jpg?1471280552" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a right whale Saturday afternoon in the Bay of Fundy.</p> <p>The whale is a six year old male, #4057, who has been dubbed FDR. He was caught up in a huge ball of nets and fishing gear on his back, through the right side of his mouth in the baleen, around both flippers, and around the tail stock.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/right-whale-disentangled-bay-fundy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Animal rescue Whales Bay of Fundy CWRT disentangled fighing gear entanglement fishing gear right whale whale Mon, 15 Aug 2016 17:08:23 +0000 adintino 108590 at http://www.ifaw.org Environmentalists Successfully Defend Gray Whales from Tugboats of Exxon Neftegaz Limited http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/environmentalists-successfully-defend-gray-whales-tugboats-exxon-neftegaz-limited <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">Wed, 08/10/2016</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="181" title="Environmentalists Successfully Defend Gray Whales from Tugboats of Exxon Neftegaz Limited " alt="Environmentalists Successfully Defend Gray Whales from Tugboats of Exxon Neftega" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Mother-Calf-pair-western-grey-whale-300_px_0.jpg?1470844218" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Representatives of environmental organizations confirm that at the end of last week Exxon Neftegaz Limited stopped navigation of tugboats in Piltun Bay. This happened two weeks after a collective appeal was sent by environmental organizations to the <a href="http://wwf.ru/data/obrashenie-npo-v-rpn.pdf">Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources Management</a> requesting suspension of navigation with the purpose of cargo delivery and control of its compliance with project documentation.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/environmentalists-successfully-defend-gray-whales-tugboats-exxon-neftegaz-limited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Political advocacy Whales gray whales Piltun Bay Western Gray Whale whales Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:56:49 +0000 adintino 108532 at http://www.ifaw.org Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangered whales in their main feeding ground http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/calls-suspension-industrial-activity-which-threatens-critically-endangered-whales-their-main-fe <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">Wed, 07/20/2016</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="189" title="Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangered whales in their main feeding ground" alt="Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangere" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/grey_whale_0.jpg?1469027512" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an oil and gas company, which they fear are causing disturbance to critically endangered whales in Russia&rsquo;s Far East.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-kingdom/news/calls-suspension-industrial-activity-which-threatens-critically-endangered-whales-their-main-fe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales Gas gray whale Noise oil ship vessel Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:14:15 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 108203 at http://www.ifaw.org