http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/26 en The bad ship Alma http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/bad-ship-alma <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/political-advocacy/robbie-marsland">Robbie Marsland</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Since June last year, things have got a little trickier for Kristján Loftsson's particular cargo." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Ferming-hvalkj%C3%B6ts-4_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 383px;" title="Since June last year, things have got a little trickier for Kristján Loftsson's particular cargo." /></p> <p>Kristj&aacute;n Loftsson is a whaler in Iceland. Or rather, he&rsquo;s <u>the</u> whaler in Iceland.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/bad-ship-alma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Alma court iceland ICJ Japan Loftsson transit whaler Whaling world Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:55:05 +0000 Robbie Marsland 99932 at http://www.ifaw.org 9 ICJ whale ruling questions answered: Will Japan abide by the judgment? http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/9-icj-whale-ruling-questions-answered-will-japan-abide-judgement <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/whales/matt-collis">Matt Collis</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 04/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Japan&#39;s spokesperson addresses the media after the World Court decision <a href="http://t.co/4TECt1P0AP">pic.twitter.com/4TECt1P0AP</a></p> </blockquote></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/9-icj-whale-ruling-questions-answered-will-japan-abide-judgement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales court Hague ICJ Japan ruling scientific whales Whaling world Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:43:08 +0000 Matt Collis 99927 at http://www.ifaw.org IMO adopts new guidelines that could make oceans quieter places for whales http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/imo-adopts-new-guidelines-could-make-oceans-quieter-places-whales <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/whales/vassili-papastavrou">Vassili Papastavrou</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 04/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Shh…! Shipping set to become quieter. The outside of the International Maritime Headquarters in London features an impressive sculpture by Michael Sandle and a whale’s eye view of an approaching cargo vessel. " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/vass_imo_ssh_v2.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 466px;" title="Shh…! Shipping set to become quieter. The outside of the International Maritime Headquarters in London features an impressive sculpture by Michael Sandle and a whale’s eye view of an approaching cargo vessel.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/imo-adopts-new-guidelines-could-make-oceans-quieter-places-whales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Gas maritime Noise oceans oil seismic shipping sounding whales Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:19:52 +0000 Vassili Papastavrou 99893 at http://www.ifaw.org Cacophony of ocean noise is not music to a whale’s ear http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cacophony-ocean-noise-not-music-whale%E2%80%99s-ear <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/whales/margaret-cooney">Margaret Cooney</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 04/08/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A breaching humpback whale." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/humpback_breaching_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 407px;" title="A breaching humpback whale." />Whales face more challenges than ever before; commercial whaling, ship strikes, and entanglement, are the common culprits, and as our oceans become increasingly crowded, and therefore increasingly noisier, ocean noise pollution is joining those ranks.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cacophony-ocean-noise-not-music-whale%E2%80%99s-ear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales conservation humpback marine Navy NMFS NOAA Noise ocean surveys whales Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:37:58 +0000 Margaret Cooney 99835 at http://www.ifaw.org The deafening impact of oil & gas development in the Mid-Atlantic http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/deafening-impact-oil-gas-development-mid-atlantic <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/whales/margaret-cooney">Margaret Cooney</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 04/08/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="An oil rig can be seen billowing smoke in the distance as a whale surfaces in the foreground." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/oil_right_whale_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 399px;" title="An oil rig can be seen billowing smoke in the distance as a whale surfaces in the foreground." />Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales migrate every year along the East Coast, but newly proposed seismic airgun testing for oil and gas deposits in these waters threatens to make this journey rather perilous.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/deafening-impact-oil-gas-development-mid-atlantic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales administration advocacy exploration Gas Interior Obama oil seismic survey testing whales Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:46:33 +0000 Margaret Cooney 99838 at http://www.ifaw.org President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trade http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/president-barack-obama-announces-action-against-iceland-over-its-whale-meat-trade <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/02/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" title="President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trade" alt="President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px_.jpg?1396449112" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in their meat.</p> <p>The US Government had announced on February 6 that it was invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) because of its whaling activities and resulting whale meat trade.</p> <p>The measures set by the Obama Administration came a few days ahead of the 60-day deadline for action on April 7.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/president-barack-obama-announces-action-against-iceland-over-its-whale-meat-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales CITES comercial whaling commercial trade fin whale iceland whale meat whale watching whales Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:33:25 +0000 adintino 99737 at http://www.ifaw.org