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RV Song of the Whale moored outside the Harpa building in Reykjavik ahead of our
22nd July 2016 Sharon Livermore
Over the last 10 days the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has once again teamed up with our colleagues from Read more »
8th July 2016 Misty Niemeyer
The cause of death of a North Atlantic right whale calf that had been floating in the water off Chatham’s shore near Read more »
Joy Jordan, editor at Cape and Plymouth Business Magazine and Misty Niemeyer.
20th June 2016 Erica Martin
International Fund for Animal Welfare animal rescuer Misty Niemeyer, volunteers Cally Harper and Gary Hedman, and graphic Read more »
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8th July 2016
The cause of death of a North Atlantic right whale calf that had been floating in the water off Chatham’s shore near Watch Video »
9th March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
22nd February 2016
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a Watch Video »
9th February 2016
Sonic Sea Film Teaser from Imaginary Forces on Vimeo. Sonic Sea, the much-anticipated documentary film casting light on man Watch Video »
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Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangere
20th July 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an oil and gas company, which they fear are causing disturbance to critically endangered whales in Russia’s Far East. Acco Read more »
A necropsy is being performed today on a dead Right whale found off Chatham.
6th May 2016
On Thursday May 5, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported near Morris Island. The Chatham Harbor Master towed it to Hardings Beach where a necropsy is being performed today with a large team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administr Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2nd May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26th April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean. According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the Read more »
IFAW World Wildlife Day Statement
3rd March 2016
Azzedine Downes, President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare issued the following statement on World Wildlife Day: “Today on World Wildlife Day we are proud to join forces with the U.S. Department of the Interior and an allia Read more »
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World of Animals Issue 25
28th July 2016 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14th March 2016 by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14th March 2016 by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
4th May 2015 by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
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2012 Azores cruise report
8th May 2012 by rbartlett
Cruise report for a survey of cetaceans in the Azores, Portugal, conducted from R/V Song of the Whale 5th April – 8th Read more »
Blueprint for U.S. whale conservation
24th April 2012 by jjones
An action plan for the U.S. Government This document describes each of the issues and threats that whales face (commercial Read more »
Poll: Americans Support Whale Conservation; New Blueprint Lays Out Government Ac
24th April 2012 by adintino
A new nationwide survey shows that 77 percent of Americans across the political spectrum agree that Congress and the Read more »
A screen grab from the new Whale Alert app.
18th April 2012 by Patrick Ramage
Two weeks ago today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and our proud partners unveiled a new Apple iPad and iPhone Read more »
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