Animal Action Education programme
Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Donate Now
Our work depends on your generous support. Please give what you can to help the animals.

Our work depends on your generous support. Please give what you can to help the animals.

More about whales, whaling and IFAW:

Whales news

celebrities join with ifaw to protect the us endangered species act
20 September 2017 Carson Barylak
With the support of over two dozen celebrity advocates, IFAW is taking a stand to protect the US Endangered Species Act ( Read more »
celebrities join with ifaw to protect the us endangered species act
20 September 2017 Carson Barylak
With the support of over two dozen celebrity advocates, IFAW is taking a stand to protect the US Endangered Species Act ( Read more »
17 August 2017 Kerry Branon
We are excited to announce our very own “Animojis” – a collection of emoji stickers focused on wildlife Read more »
Syndicate content
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
30 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
28 October 2016
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Watch Video »
Syndicate content
#OneActForAll
20 September 2017
#OneActForAll The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has partnered with over two dozen celebrities, including familiar stars like IFAW Ambassadors Pierce Brosnan and Slash; Samantha Bee, Nina Dobrev, Mark Ruffalo, Wilmer Valderrama, and Sus Read more »
Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world
17 August 2017
International Fund for Animal Welfare teams with Bare Tree Media to release emojis to engage audiences in animal rescue and conservation Mobile technology and conservation join forces to save animals in a new partnership. IFAW (International Fund Read more »
Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan
16 August 2017
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship hundreds of tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country, bound for Japan. Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the Read more »
Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale de
10 August 2017
Endangered North Atlantic right whales have experienced a shocking number of fatalities in 2017, causing alarm among biologists and conservationists for their depleting population of only 500 animals.    “A population this small canno Read more »
IFAW statement on tragic death of whale rescuer Joe Howlett
12 July 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Canada Country Director Patricia Zaat commented on the recent tragedy concerning the Campobello Whale Rescue Team: “The animal rescue and conservation community lost one of our own this week. Joe Read more »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found. Typical seismic surveying for oil and gas exp Read more »
Syndicate content
Protecting Whales
22 June 2017 by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
Open letter on climate change to President-elect and Congress
6 December 2016 by rbartlett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare joins 120 organizations from across civil society, including conservationists, fait Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
28 July 2016 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14 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 »
Syndicate content
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
4 February 2013 by rbartlett
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively Read more »
Korea rejects sham science, confirms plans to pursue non-lethal whale research i
8 January 2013 by adintino
The Republic of Korea has confirmed its plans to pursue non-lethal whale research as an alternative to the cruelty of so- Read more »
30 December 2012 by Azzedine Downes
As 2012 comes to an end, and the scale of the work we have ahead sinks in, this highlight video produced by our Read more »
Archive photo from 2005 departure ©IFAW
28 December 2012 by adintino
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales. The International Fund Read more »
Syndicate content