http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/publications/rss.xml/1/20 en Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-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">Tue, 04/26/2016</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="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" alt="Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_4.jpg?1461604976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move.</p> <p>So far, Iceland&rsquo;s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year&rsquo;s quota allowed whalers to harpoon up to 239 minke whales, but in reality 29 were taken. The same quota was issued for the previous year with only around 10% of the catch limit, 24 minkes, killed.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/minke-whaling-season-due-begin-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commercial whaling minke whale watching Whaling Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:32:29 +0000 adintino 107325 at http://www.ifaw.org Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defiance of international law http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-fleet-returns-port-after-resuming-antarctic-whaling-defiance-international-law <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, 03/24/2016</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="Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defiance of international law" alt="Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px_3.jpg?1458826113" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan&rsquo;s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean.</p> <p>According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the fleet arrived back in Shimonoseki, western Japan, earlier today. It had set out with plans to harpoon 333 minke whales. While there has so far been no official statement on the number of whales killed during this season&rsquo;s hunt, Japanese government sources suggest the full quota was taken.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan%E2%80%99s-whaling-fleet-returns-port-after-resuming-antarctic-whaling-defiance-international-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales IWC Japan's whaling minke whales scientific whaling whales Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:29:02 +0000 adintino 107081 at http://www.ifaw.org BREAKING: US government bars new drilling leases in Atlantic http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/breaking-us-government-bars-new-drilling-leases-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/conservation/beth-allgood">Beth Allgood</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, 03/15/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="A North Atlantic right whale with an oil platform in the distance." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/whale_gas_platform_2015_web.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 364px;" title="A North Atlantic right whale with an oil platform in the distance." />In a small victory for whales who rely on the peaceful and unpolluted Atlantic Ocean waters as habitat and migratory routes, the Obama administration reversed course on a previous proposal to open the southeastern Atlantic coast to drilling.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/breaking-us-government-bars-new-drilling-leases-atlantic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Political advocacy Whales Atlantic coast environmental damage Obama Administration seismic airgun Seismic exploration Sonic Sea US Interior Department Tue, 15 Mar 2016 19:06:51 +0000 Beth Allgood 106970 at http://www.ifaw.org Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/sonic-sea-impacts-noise-marine-mammals <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, 03/14/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey&nbsp; and communicate, sometimes over distances of hundreds of miles or more. But over the last 100 years or so, increasing&nbsp; levels of anthropogenic noise from shipping, oil and gas&nbsp; exploration, naval sonar training, construction, and other activities have begun to drown out the ocean&rsquo;s natural sound.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/sonic-sea-impacts-noise-marine-mammals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Political advocacy Dolphins Whales dolphines marine mammals navy sonar ocean noise Sonic Sea whales Reports, Papers, and Proceedings Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:34:18 +0000 adintino 106937 at http://www.ifaw.org Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/sonic-sea-impacts-noise-marine-mammal-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">Mon, 03/14/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sounds upon which whales, dolphins and other sea animals depend for survival&mdash;and introduces the jarring cacophony of human-made noises that has exploded over the past century.</p> <p>Narrated by Rachel McAdams and featuring Sting, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Dr. Sylvia Earle and other ocean experts, Sonic Sea offers solutions and hope for a quieter ocean, and underscores that the ocean&rsquo;s destiny is inextricably bound to our own.</p> </div> Whales Political advocacy Dolphins Whales commercial shipping dolphins gas exploration Marine Mamals naval sonar Oil Exploration Sonic Sea whales Fact Sheets Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:59:17 +0000 adintino 106946 at http://www.ifaw.org WATCH: Sonic Sea. Scientists and stars call to save whales from noise http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-sonic-sea-scientists-and-stars-call-save-whales-noise <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/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</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, 03/09/2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/T-jabL64UZE" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life.</p> <p>But over the last 100 years people have been pumping more and more noise into the ocean from shipping, seismic testing for oil and gas exploration, naval sonar training, construction, and other activities.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><iframe id="media-youtube-html5-1" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="460" height="292" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/T-jabL64UZE?hd=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-sonic-sea-scientists-and-stars-call-save-whales-noise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Dolphins Whales dolphins harmful loud marine mammals movie Noise premiere Sonic Sea sound whales Video Tue, 08 Mar 2016 21:07:03 +0000 Azzedine Downes 106883 at http://www.ifaw.org