Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/20 en Iceland’s fin whaling season begins http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begins <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, 06/29/2015</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="Iceland’s fin whaling season begins" alt="Iceland’s fin whaling season begins" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__1.jpg?1435586388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale.</p> <p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whaling on or around the country&rsquo;s National Day on June 17 but has been delayed this year, apparently due to a strike by veterinary inspectors.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s catch limit for fin whaling is 154. Last year Iceland&rsquo;s whalers took 137 fin whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Fin Whales Fin whaling season Icelandic whaling whale watching whales Whaling Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:01:56 +0000 adintino 104548 at http://www.ifaw.org International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’ http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scientifi <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, 06/19/2015</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="198" title="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’" alt="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300_6.jpg?1434720112" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan does not need to kill any whales for &lsquo;scientific research&rsquo; this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission&rsquo;s (IWC) Scientific Committee.</p> <p>Japan plans to resume Antarctic whaling later this year after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in March last year that its Southern Ocean whaling programme JARPA-II was not for scientific purposes and was therefore illegal.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scientifi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commercial whaling International Whaling Commission IWC scientific whaling whales Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:22:16 +0000 adintino 104419 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW: Whale Saving App Now Accessible via Android http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-whale-saving-app-now-accessible-android <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, 06/08/2015</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="619" title="IFAW: Whale Saving App Now Accessible via Android" alt="IFAW: Whale Saving App Now Accessible via Android" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/iOS-Screenshot-20140828-105402_px300.jpg?1433790346" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>On this World Oceans Day, protecting some of its largest inhabitants has become&nbsp;easier&nbsp;with the launch of the Whale Alert app for Android.&nbsp;</p> <p>This free app now available on Android and Apple devices is the first of its kind created to protect and conserve whales along both coasts of the United States and now Canada&rsquo;s eastern seaboard.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/ifaw-whale-saving-app-now-accessible-android" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Whale Alert App whales Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:06:31 +0000 adintino 104205 at http://www.ifaw.org New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-app-promotes-whale-friendly-tourism-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">Thu, 05/28/2015</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="258" title="New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland" alt="New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whappy_300px.jpg?1432744585" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland.</p> <p>The free &lsquo;Whappy&rsquo; app, launched today in Reykjavik by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), contains information about whale friendly restaurants, which have pledged not to serve whale meat, as well as whale watching operators, whale friendly souvenirs and an identification guide for whales and dolphins that can be seen in Icelandic waters.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/new-app-promotes-whale-friendly-tourism-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales whale app whale hunting whale meat whale watching whales whappy Wed, 27 May 2015 16:45:33 +0000 adintino 104089 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0 <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, 05/19/2015</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="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan" alt="Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__0.jpg?1432042968" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country.</p> <p>Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangered whale species, the shipment, believed to be the entire stock from last summer&rsquo;s fin whaling season, has been loaded onto a cargo vessel believed to be bound for Japan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-whaling-crusader-attempts-ship-arou-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales Fin Whales Icelandic whaling whale meat whale watching whales Tue, 19 May 2015 13:43:01 +0000 adintino 104027 at http://www.ifaw.org Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/scientists-urged-make-clear-statement-japan%E2%80%99s-antarctic-whaling-plans <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, 05/19/2015</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="194" title="Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans" alt="Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300px_3.jpg?1432042439" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>As the scientific committee of the conservation body for whales, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins its meeting in San Diego this week (May 19-June 3), it is being urged to follow the lead of an expert review panel and strongly reject Japan&rsquo;s plans to resume Antarctic whaling.</p> <p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), wants the scientists to make a clear recommendation whether Japan&rsquo;s plans for a continuation of so-called &lsquo;scientific whaling&rsquo; in the Southern Ocean should go ahead.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/scientists-urged-make-clear-statement-japan%E2%80%99s-antarctic-whaling-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales antarctic whaling commerercial whaling IWC Japanese scientific whaling scientific whaling southern ocean whales Whaling Tue, 19 May 2015 13:34:17 +0000 adintino 104026 at http://www.ifaw.org