http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/26 en More cameras observe more aggregation in White Sea beluga whales http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/more-cameras-observe-more-aggregation-white-sea-beluga-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/dr-maria-masha-n-vorontsova">Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova</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, 08/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Researchers observe belugas from an observation point on the shore." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Belugas-observation-point-2_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 405px;" title="Researchers observe belugas from an observation point on the shore." /></p> <p><em>This update on IFAW funded beluga whale research, part of a larger multiyear survey of the Solovetsky beluga whale aggregation near Cape&nbsp;Beluzhi&nbsp;in Russia, was filed on behalf of the team by IFAW Russia staff member Mila Danilova. <strong>--MV</strong></em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/more-cameras-observe-more-aggregation-white-sea-beluga-whales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Education Whales aggregation belugas breeding Research russia whales white Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:46:56 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 101144 at http://www.ifaw.org 2014 Russian Western Gray Whale Research Team reports good news from Sakhalin Island http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/2014-russian-western-gray-whale-research-team-reports-good-news-sakhalin-island <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/dr-maria-masha-n-vorontsova">Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova</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, 08/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="There has been a lot of good news from the Western Gray Whale expedition this year, despite ongoing threats." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/DSC_3570_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" title="There has been a lot of good news from the Western Gray Whale expedition this year, despite ongoing threats." />We are back with some news from Piltun, where we study gray whales in the Sea of Okhotsk off northeastern Sakhalin Island.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/2014-russian-western-gray-whale-research-team-reports-good-news-sakhalin-island" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales breeding calving gasprom gray ground Piltun russia whales Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:26:53 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 101116 at http://www.ifaw.org U.S. House’s amendments to Endangered Species Act would burden agencies http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-house%E2%80%99s-amendments-endangered-species-act-would-burden-agencies <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/wildlife-trade/carson-barylak">Carson Barylak</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">Thu, 08/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The state of New Jersey has made it clear: Ivory belongs to elephants." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Pacific_gray_whale_610w.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 404px;" title="A critically endangered Western North Pacific gray whale" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/us-house%E2%80%99s-amendments-endangered-species-act-would-burden-agencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Endangered Species Act ESA extinction Western North Pacific gray whale whales Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:04:41 +0000 Carson Barylak 101032 at http://www.ifaw.org Spotlight Russia: Despite fog, Western Gray Whale Research Team’s work continues http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/spotlight-russia-despite-fog-western-grey-whale-research-team%E2%80%99s-work-continues <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/dr-maria-masha-n-vorontsova">Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova</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, 07/22/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em><img alt="The WGW research team photographs the 2014 season’s first mother-calf pair" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Blog_3a._Web.v2_1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 152px;" title="The WGW research team photographs the 2014 season’s first mother-calf pair" />This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale (WGW) Research Team collectively. </em><em>WGW team member Olya Sychenklo contributed this report</em><em> <strong>-- MV</strong></em></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/spotlight-russia-despite-fog-western-grey-whale-research-team%E2%80%99s-work-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales photography russia Western Gray Whale Research team Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:44:26 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 100893 at http://www.ifaw.org Despite vehement opposition by thousands, BOEM decides to allow seismic airgun use in Mid-Atlantic http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/despite-vehement-opposition-thousands-boem-decides-allow-seismic-airgun-use-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, 07/22/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A North Atlantic right whale with an oil platform in the distance. It's the search for more oil using seismic airguns that may further threaten this already critically endangered species" class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/M.Cooney_web_0.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 398px;" title="A North Atlantic right whale with an oil platform in the distance. It's the search for more oil using seismic airguns that may further threaten this already critically endangered species" /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/despite-vehement-opposition-thousands-boem-decides-allow-seismic-airgun-use-mid-atlantic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales BOEM breeding grounds Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council North Atlantic right whales seismic airgun testing Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:32:29 +0000 Margaret Cooney 100896 at http://www.ifaw.org North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil & Gas Exploration on the East Coast http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/north-atlantic-right-whale-threatened-seismic-airgun-use-oil-gas-exploration-east-coast <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">Mon, 07/21/2014</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="199" title="North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil &amp; Gas Exploration on the East Coast" alt="North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil &amp; Gas Explor" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Right_Whale_300px.jpg?1405962472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday issued a decision that opens the East Coast to seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas. This seismic testing threatens to harm hundreds of thousands of marine mammal populations along the East Coast, including the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.</p> <p>Under BOEM&rsquo;s decision, an area twice the size of California &ndash; stretching from the New Jersey/Delaware border down to Cape Canaveral, Florida &ndash; will be open to industry use of seismic airguns.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/north-atlantic-right-whale-threatened-seismic-airgun-use-oil-gas-exploration-east-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales oil and gas exploration Right Whales seismic airgun use whales Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:08:12 +0000 adintino 100894 at http://www.ifaw.org