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Spotlight Russia: Western Grey Whale expedition sees a right whale
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Western grey whale research presents new difficulties
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
This year’s Zanzibar Humpback Whale Research Team (missing: Jessica and Khamis K
23rd July 2012 by Per Berggren
These posts are occassionally filed by members of the Zanzibar Humpack Whale Research team led by Dr. Per Berggen. This Read more »
Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
23rd July 2012 by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted Read more »
Korea’s change of heart on scientific whaling is welcome
13th July 2012 by Matt Collis
The announcement yesterday (12 July) by Australian Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, that his South Korean counterpart, Mr Kim Read more »
Korean move to scrap whaling plans welcomed
12th July 2012 by gpeacock@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has welcomed news that the Republic of Korea will abandon plans to conduct Read more »
Take action to protect whales

On Tuesday December 1st, Japan's whaling fleet departed for the Southern Ocean to resume so-called 'scientific whaling' in the Antarctic. This is despite the International Court of Justice striking down Japan’s previous 'scientific' whaling program in March 2014.

Japan has designed a 'new' program to resume killing whales in the name of science and plans to cruelly slaughter nearly 4,000 whales over the next 12 years in an expanded Antarctic killing zone.

Last month, Japan also moved to exempt itself from any future cases about scientific whaling at the International Court of Justice.

Write to President Obama and ask him to challenge Japan’s plan to resume whaling and lack of regard for international law.

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