All Press Releases for Whales

15th March 2010
“Whales are in a sea of trouble, and we must do all we can to mitigate threats to the species and its habitat,” said Jeff Flocken, IFAW DC Office Director. “We applaud Senator Kerry’s leadership in championing this legislation Read more »
2nd October 2009
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), called on the Icelandic government to heed the international criticism and support responsible whale watching as a humane and profitable alternative to the cruelty of whaling. The joint demarche, a f Read more »
26th June 2009
“We are encouraged that the IWC avoided bad compromises and by the attention governments devoted to discussions of whale watching and new whale research and conservation initiatives,” Ramage said. “The IWC Conservation Committee rec Read more »
23rd June 2009
The new, country-by-country economic analysis shows more than 13 million people took whale watching tours last year in 119 countries worldwide, generating ticket fees and tourism expenditures of more than US$2.1 billion during 2008.   Th Read more »
22nd June 2009
Our planet’s great whales face more threats today than at any time in history,” said Patrick Ramage, whale program director for IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org). “It’s time to get rid of com Read more »
19th June 2009
IFAW opposes whaling because it is unacceptably cruel – there is no humane way to kill a whale and research has shown that whales shot with explosive harpoons can take more than half an hour to die. Opinion polling and independent economic r Read more »