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whale research vessel in the Mediterranean
23 July 2018 Anna Moscrop
Song of the Whale arrives in Monaco, at the halfway point in summer research project in the Mediterranean R/V Song of Read more »
whale day in reykjavik iceland 2018
16 July 2018 Patrick Ramage
Record numbers come together to celebrate whales in Iceland - despite harpoons trained on endangered fin whales A record Read more »
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 »
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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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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 »
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 »
Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules
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 »
Mink whale
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 »
Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale de
10 August 2017
Endangered North Atlantic right whales have experienced a shocking number of fatalities in 2017, causing alarm among biologists and conservationists for their depleting population of only 500 animals.    “A population this small canno 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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This IWC meeting is the first time the full international commission has met sin
17 October 2016 by Sharon Livermore
Next week, governments from around the world will meet in Portorož, Slovenia, for the 66th meeting of the International Read more »
The IUCN condemns the killing of whales by Japan under the façade of science.
1 September 2016 by Sharon Livermore
Experts from around the world have voted overwhelmingly against Japan’s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic Read more »
100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I
31 August 2016 by svandereyd
A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country’s Read more »
Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangere
19 July 2016 by svandereyd
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an Read more »
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