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Reports indicate blue whale or rare blue/fin whale hybrid killed by Icelandic wh
12 July 2018 Sigursteinn Masson
Early on the morning of July 7th, Icelandic whaler Kristian Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only Icelandic company involved Read more »
humpback whale off the coast of australia
17 October 2017 Azzedine Downes
The article below was authored by Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and CEO, for distribution in the upcoming Convention Read more »
6 October 2017 Patrick Ramage
IFAW and our partners at NRDC and Imaginary Forces are deeply gratified by the recognition our film Sonic Sea  Read more »
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31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
29 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
28 October 2016
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Watch Video »
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Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped
27 July 2018
Hunting of minke whales has ended in Iceland. Media sources reported today that cost and poor profits has made whaling no longer economically viable closing the local whaling industry. “This is very good news for minke whales and Iceland, Read more »
21 July 2018
(London – 20 July, 2018) – Conservationists are calling for an immediate end to commercial whaling in Iceland after genetic tests revealed a whale harpooned in Icelandic waters earlier this month was a rare blue/fin whale hybrid.   T Read more »
Renewed calls for commercial whaling to end as genetic testing proves whale harp
20 July 2018
Conservationists are calling for an immediate end to commercial whaling in Iceland after genetic tests revealed a whale harpooned in Icelandic waters earlier this month was a rare blue/fin whale hybrid. There was international outcry after it was rev Read more »
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 »
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Protecting Whales
22 June 2017 by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
28 July 2016 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
Vote for a Whale friendly Australia
6 June 2016 by rbartlett
Learn about Wilbur the Whale and how to vote for a whale-friendly Australia in this handy leaflet. Read more »
Marine Mammals and Marine Turtles of the Pacific Islands Region
17 May 2016 by rbartlett
Marine Mammals and Marine Turtles of the Pacific Islands Region Read more »
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The expansion of offshore drilling does not bode well for critical habit.
28 April 2017 by CT Harry
ACTION: Join the fight to help protect whales and dolphins from air gun noise. Tell NMFS not to allow harassment Read more »
work alongside world-class scientists as they study humpbacks in Australia.
27 April 2017 by Rebecca Keeble
In 1979 Australia adopted an anti-whaling policy, permanently ending whaling in Australian waters. At the same time Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017 by jjohnson
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017 by adintino
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can Read more »
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