All Press Releases for Whales

21st June 2010
The most important International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in decades begins today in Agadir, Morocco as the 88-member governments which comprise the IWC consider a controversial proposal to legalize whaling. The proposal, three years in the Read more »
4th May 2010
Designed to raise awareness for whale conservation, Tails for Whales is an innovative, grassroots program that captures celebrities, athletes, conservationists and everyday people posing with their hands in the sign of the whale tail. “Given ou Read more »
22nd April 2010
The proposal, if adopted, would overturn the 1986 ban on commercial whaling by authorizing whaling by Norway, Iceland, and Japan. It would also legalize Japan’s whaling in an internationally recognized whale sanctuary around Antarctica, grant n Read more »
30th March 2010
This June, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) will act on a plan to legalize whaling at its annual meeting in Agadir, Morocco. According to a front page article in yesterday’s Washington Post “delegates from around the world will Read more »
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 »