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Fin whaling resumes in Iceland for first time in three years
20 June 2018 Sigursteinn Masson
For the first time since 2015, fin whale hunting is taking place in Iceland, with whaling vessels heading out to sea to 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 »
30 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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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 »
Statement from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) on the Departmen
21 May 2018
In recognition of the potential harm to the North Atlantic right whale caused by snow crab and lobster fishing off the Atlantic coast, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) made a commitment to adopt dynamic management practices to 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 »
Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world
17 August 2017
International Fund for Animal Welfare teams with Bare Tree Media to release emojis to engage audiences in animal rescue and conservation Mobile technology and conservation join forces to save animals in a new partnership. IFAW (International Fund Read more »
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A Living Success Story: The Marine Mammal Protection Act
10 November 2017 by sdemo
The United States is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) this year. In this report, w Read more »
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 »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14 March 2016 by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
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First fin whale harpooned in Iceland in three years is brought ashore to protes
18 June 2013 by adintino
A lone whaler has resumed the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland after a three-year hiatus. Two Read more »
Sadly, it may be some time before there is any judgment from the Court
13 June 2013 by Matt Collis
In two weeks’ time, something rather unusual will take place in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Read more »
‘Meet Us Don’t Eat Us’ volunteers ask tourists to sign a postcard that pledges n
10 June 2013 by Robbie Marsland
I arrived in Reykjavik at midnight on Sunday.  I was tired but the sun wasn’t – it was still well above the Read more »
A mixed group of common and striped dolphins taken using a GoPro mounted on the
7 June 2013 by Luke O'Connor
Eleven days in and we’ve reached the southern coast of Portugal, where we’ve finally been able to shed the Read more »
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