All Press Releases for Whales

30 June 2018
Thousands of Icelanders and visiting tourists are expected to celebrate whales and show their support for whale protection in Iceland this weekend, despite a resumption of fin whaling in Icelandic waters in recent days. Whale Day activities will be t Read more »
Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after th
20 June 2018
Harpoons are being trained on endangered fin whales in Icelandic waters for the first time in three years this summer. Kristjan Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only company involved in Icelandic fin whaling, announced his intention to resume killing Read more »
24 January 2018
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.ifaw.org) is urging the Japanese government not to go ahead with its plans to construct a new whaling mother ship.    According to media reports, this new whaling mother ship symbolises J Read more »
Collaborative project seeks to improve response to marine mammal strandings
18 January 2018
  Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately in some locations, networks of scientists, vets, and volunteers are able to respond to these animals and rescue some that com Read more »
Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports
27 November 2017
The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this ti Read more »
Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals
25 October 2017
Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, according to polling results released today (Wednesday). Gallup polling commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reveals that 45.8% of Icelanders now clai Read more »