http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/26 en 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 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 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 5 animal welfare posts you may have missed http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/5-animal-welfare-posts-you-may-have-miss-1 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/staff/jc-bouvier">J.C. Bouvier</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, 07/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare program and project landscape have been particularly busy over the last few weeks. Below are only five highlights from their rather amazing collective efforts.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/5-animal-welfare-posts-you-may-have-miss-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dogs & Cats Whales Elephants Education Dogs & Cats Elephants Whales artists baby elephant BBC Radio Berlin birth Botswana Cozumel elephant family Germany Humane Society iceland India Little Dudes Manas National Park Marc Riley Mexico Moremi Game Reserve Vets whale whale watching Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:50:00 +0000 J.C. Bouvier 100884 at http://www.ifaw.org Western gray whale Ponchik survives last year's rope entanglement http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/western-gray-whale-ponchik-survives-last-years-rope-entanglement <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/cats-and-dogs/anna-fillipova">Anna Fillipova</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, 07/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="And what a great surprise when the third whale we observed was Ponchik! " class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/%20%20%D1%81%20%D1%84%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%BC%20%D0%BD%D0%B0%20%D1%85%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%BC%20%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B5%20%D1%84%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%BE%20%D0%9E%20%D0%A1%D1%8B%D1%87%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%BE_web_1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 329px;" title="And what a great surprise when the third whale we observed was Ponchik!</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/western-gray-whale-ponchik-survives-last-years-rope-entanglement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Piltun feeding area Ponchik russia Sakhalin Island whale Image Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:18:11 +0000 Anna Fillipova 100845 at http://www.ifaw.org Standing-room only for marine mammals on Capitol Hill http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/standing-room-only-marine-mammals-capitol-hill <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">Wed, 07/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="IFAW Campaigns Officer, Margaret Cooney, with Congressmen Keating and Huffman." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Cooney-and-2-Congresspersons-at-briefing_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 377px;" title="IFAW Campaigns Officer, Margaret Cooney, with Congressmen Keating and Huffman." />In response to the recent extraordinary strandings of bottlenose dolphins along the East Coast and of California sea lion pups along the West Coast, combined with the proposed decrease in federal funding for US marine mammal stranding response efforts, the International Fund for</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/standing-room-only-marine-mammals-capitol-hill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Whales Political advocacy Dolphins Seals Whales bottlenose dolphins California Capitol Hill Congressman Huffman of California Congressman Keating of Massachusetts East Coast Jeff Boehm John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program katie moore Marine Mammal Protection Act MMPA National Marine Mammal Stranding Network National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NGOs NOAA Prescott Grant sea lion pups Susan Barco The Marine Mammal Center TMMC Unusual Mortality Events US marine mammal stranding response Virginia Aquarium Marine Science Center West Coast Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:39:09 +0000 Margaret Cooney 100868 at http://www.ifaw.org