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IFAW lance sa campagne pour les élections européennes
18 February 2019 Eleonora Panella
The 2019 European Parliamentary elections represent an important milestone as Europe and its citizens are facing several Read more »
Celebrating marine milestones as we reach our 5000th response
28 November 2018 Katie Moore
I remember my first mass stranding response. On November 27th, 1998 our team responded to three dolphins stranded in Read more »
accobams mediterranean study of whales and dolphins
4 September 2018 Anna Moscrop
Alexandros Frantzis writes from on board vessel Song of the Whale, from the Hellenic Trench, off south Crete, Greece about Read more »
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27 October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26 October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24 October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25 October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
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EU governments set to fail on reaching objectives to protect marine wildlife
24 January 2019
Member States of the European Union are set to fail to protect marine wildlife from the impacts of intense underwater noise levels by 2020, despite a requirement to do so under EU marine law.  This is the conclusion of a report reviewing the pr Read more »
CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species
2 October 2018
Conservation organisations today welcomed the news that Japan’s import and sale of sei whale products from its controversial “scientific” whaling programme in the North Pacific has been censured as illegal by the global body entrust Read more »
Japan’s controversial proposal which could have ended global ban on commercial w
14 September 2018
A controversial proposal by Japan to effectively end the global ban on commercial whaling has failed after being voted down by conservation-minded countries at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, prompting Japan to suggest they may qu Read more »
International Whaling Commission 2018
11 September 2018
During day two of the 67thmeeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Florianopolis, Brazil, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Braz Read more »
international whaling commission 2018
7 September 2018
Who: International Whaling Commission What: Pro and anti-whaling delegations considering a raft of issues related to whales and whaling at biennial meeting, including Japanese proposal which could threaten the worldwide ban on commercial whaling. Whe Read more »
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 »
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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 »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
4 May 2015 by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
Japan’s “New” Proposal for Continued Research Whaling in the Antarctic Ocean
8 January 2015 by rbartlett
IFAW, Greenpeace and WWF react to Japan’s “New” Proposal for Continued Research Whaling in the Antarctic Oc Read more »
2014 IFAW Underwater noise and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive
29 December 2014 by rbartlett
The goal of reaching Good Environmental Status in EU waters by 2020 is vital to Europeans for numerous reasons. One of the mo Read more »
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In the Name of Science: A Review of Scientific Whaling
30 May 2006 by smoos
Scientific whaling has been used to keep the whaling industry in business through a period when commercial whaling is Read more »
Global climate drives southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) population dyna
1 December 2005 by adintino
Sea surface temperature (SST) time-series from the southwest Atlantic and the El Nin˜o 4 region in the western Pacific Read more »
1 June 2005 by jjones
This report updates and expands the Third Millennium Foundation’s (3MF) 2002 “Briefing on Japan’s ‘ Read more »
In Defence of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary
1 June 2004 by adintino
The status, accomplishments and future of the Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales (SOSW), established by the International Read more »
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