Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/20 en Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/urgent-measures-prevent-critically-endangered-vaquita-sliding-extinction-approved-international <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">Thu, 10/27/2016</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="147" title="Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission" alt="Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extin" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Vaquita4_Olson_NOAA_300px.jpg?1477577205" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world&rsquo;s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia.</p> <p>The critically endangered vaquita, a tiny porpoise which is endemic to the Gulf of California, Mexico, is at risk of disappearing completely in the next few years with recent estimates suggesting it currently numbers less than 59 animals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/urgent-measures-prevent-critically-endangered-vaquita-sliding-extinction-approved-international" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Political advocacy Whales bycatch dolphins illegal fishing International Whaling Commission IWC Vaquita Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:09:46 +0000 adintino 109518 at http://www.ifaw.org A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the International Whaling Commission http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/win-whales-and-blow-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-international-whaling-commission <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">Thu, 10/27/2016</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="176" title="A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the International Whaling Commission " alt="A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_5.jpg?1477573334" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan&rsquo;s permitting process for its so-called scientific whaling.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/win-whales-and-blow-against-japan%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98scientific%E2%80%99-whaling-international-whaling-commission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC minke whales scientific whaling whales Whaling Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:06:25 +0000 adintino 109512 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International Whaling Commission convenes http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan%E2%80%99s-resumption-antarctic-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-under-spotlight-key-meeting-international-wha <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">Fri, 10/21/2016</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="195" title="Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International Whaling Commission convenes" alt="Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Humpback_Whale_300px_0.jpg?1477053055" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66<sup>th</sup> meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan&rsquo;s so-called &lsquo;scientific whaling&rsquo;.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan%E2%80%99s-resumption-antarctic-%E2%80%98scientific-whaling%E2%80%99-under-spotlight-key-meeting-international-wha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales International Whaling Commision IWC Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling whales Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:35:07 +0000 adintino 109453 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/108809 <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">Tue, 09/06/2016</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="IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference" alt="IFAW and WTI partner with Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/asian_elephant_300px_0.jpg?1473167624" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Sri Lankan Delegate to IUCN announces Asian Elephants &amp; Whales Conference to take place September 2017</em></p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), today announced they will be serving as technical partners to the Asian Giants Conference that is set to take place September 2017 in Sri Lanka. The announcement was made at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, currently taking place in Hawaii, during a meeting of the IUCN Asian Elephant Specialist Group.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/108809" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Elephants Political advocacy Elephants Whales Asian Giants Conference elephants whales WTI Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:17:57 +0000 adintino 108809 at http://www.ifaw.org 100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/100000-people-sign-record-breaking-petition-against-whale-meat-consumption-iceland <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, 08/31/2016</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="165" height="172" title="100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in Iceland" alt="100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/logo-mudeu_0.png?1472654250" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country&rsquo;s government to end the cruel practice of whaling has beaten all previous records and now passed 100,000 signatures.</p> <p>It was started by the <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)</a> which works to end commercial whaling in Iceland, Japan and Norway and provide lasting protection for whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/100000-people-sign-record-breaking-petition-against-whale-meat-consumption-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales end commercial whaling Meet us don't eat us whale whale meat whale watching whales Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:47:00 +0000 adintino 108745 at http://www.ifaw.org IUCN votes for an end to Japan’s so-called scientific whaling http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iucn-votes-end-japan%E2%80%99s-so-called-scientific-whaling <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, 08/31/2016</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="640" height="427" title="The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itself, voted by a large majority for a halt to Japan’s scientific whaling, which the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) believes is merely commercial whaling by another name." alt="The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itsel" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_press_release_0.jpg?1472676489" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>(London &ndash; 31 August 2016)</strong> &ndash; The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has voted overwhelmingly against Japan&rsquo;s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic and the North Pacific.</p> <p>The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itself, voted by a large majority for a halt to Japan&rsquo;s scientific whaling, which the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) believes is merely commercial whaling by another name.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iucn-votes-end-japan%E2%80%99s-so-called-scientific-whaling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales commercial whaling harpoon hunting Japan whales Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:46:01 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 108766 at http://www.ifaw.org