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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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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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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 »
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 »
Thousands set to celebrate whales and whale watching in Iceland - despite harpoo
29 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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14 March 2016 by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound 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 »
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Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped
27 July 2018 by tdegroot@ifaw.org
Hunting of minke whales has ended in Iceland. Media sources reported today that cost and poor profits has made whaling no Read more »
whale research vessel in the Mediterranean
23 July 2018 by 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 »
Renewed calls for commercial whaling to end as genetic testing proves whale harp
20 July 2018 by tdegroot@ifaw.org
Conservationists are calling for an immediate end to commercial whaling in Iceland after genetic tests revealed a whale Read more »
whale day in reykjavik iceland 2018
16 July 2018 by Patrick Ramage
Record numbers come together to celebrate whales in Iceland - despite harpoons trained on endangered fin whales A record Read more »
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