All Press Releases for Whales

25 November 2011
An intergovernmental conservation body representing more than 100 countries has failed to recognise whaling as a threat to whale conservation following objections from Norway, one of the last three countries still killing whales for commercial reason Read more »
Whale research vessel sets sail to survey marine mammals in the North Sea
1 November 2011
IFAW’s SOTW team uses non-harmful research methods such as photo-identification and passive acoustics with underwater hydrophones to find out more about marine mammals and how they can be protected. The latest survey will investigate the presen Read more »
13 October 2011
While the name of these two species of pilot whales seem to indicate only slight differences, biology shows that  they are actually very different species of whales - both physically and genetically. “To put it in perspective a household d Read more »
30 September 2011
Following Japanese media reports today that whaling will continue with around US$27 million in additional government security budget to protect the fleet, Patrick Ramage, Director of IFAW’s Global Whale Programme, said: “I'd bet this is w Read more »
16 September 2011
U.S. President Barack Obama today announced diplomatic measures to be taken by the United States against Iceland in condemnation of its whaling activities. The International Fund for Animal Welfare welcomed the move and urged the U.S. government to m Read more »
18 July 2011
A UK proposal on greater transparency and effectiveness at the IWC was adopted by consensus yesterday. Today, a proposal for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary by Brazil and Argentina led to a mid-morning walkout by Japan, Iceland, Norway and other pro Read more »