All Press Releases for Whales

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 »
13 July 2011
IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare www.ifaw.org), which backed the paper as a vital measure to secure the IWC’s future credibility and effectiveness, believes the final resolution is a step in the right direction for the forum, des Read more »
11 July 2011
IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare www.ifaw.org) is urging delegates from the IWC’s 89 member countries to adopt a policy of greater openness and accountability to ensure the organisation runs effectively and to safeguard its credi Read more »