https://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/everything/rss.xml/17/20 en Reports indicate blue whale or rare blue/fin whale hybrid killed by Icelandic whaling operation https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/reports-indicate-blue-whale-or-rare-bluefin-whale-hybrid-killed-icelandic-whaling-operation <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/node/2535">Sigursteinn Masson</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jul 12 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Early on the morning of July 7<sup>th</sup>, Icelandic whaler Kristian Loftsson, CEO of <em>Hvalur hf</em>, the only Icelandic company involved in fin whaling, hunted and killed a whale which initial photographic evidence strongly suggests is either a blue whale or a rare blue/fin whale hybrid. &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/reports-indicate-blue-whale-or-rare-bluefin-whale-hybrid-killed-icelandic-whaling-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:37:05 +0000 Sigursteinn Masson 113688 at https://www.ifaw.org Thousands celebrate whales and whale watching in Iceland https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/thousands-celebrate-whales-and-whale-watching-iceland <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jun 30 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>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.</p> <p>Whale Day activities will be taking place around Reykjavik&rsquo;s Old Harbour area tomorrow (Saturday) as local people in Iceland&rsquo;s capital, supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), whale watch coalition IceWhale and dozens of local businesses and groups show their appreciation of whales and the marine environment.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/thousands-celebrate-whales-and-whale-watching-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:17:49 +0000 shedman 113656 at https://www.ifaw.org Thousands set to celebrate whales and whale watching in Iceland - despite harpoons being trained on endangered fin whales https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/thousands-set-celebrate-whales-and-whale-watching-iceland-despite-harpoons-being-trained-endang <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jun 29 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="190" title="Thousands set to celebrate whales and whale watching in Iceland - despite harpoons being trained on endangered fin whales" alt="Thousands set to celebrate whales and whale watching in Iceland - despite harpoo" src="/sites/default/files/Fin_Whale_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>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.</p> <p>Whale Day activities will be taking place around Reykjavik&rsquo;s Old Harbour area tomorrow (Saturday) as local people in Iceland&rsquo;s capital, supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), whale watch coalition IceWhale and dozens of local businesses and groups show their appreciation of whales and the marine environment.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/thousands-set-celebrate-whales-and-whale-watching-iceland-despite-harpoons-being-trained-endang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Whales commercial whaling fin whale Meet Us Don’t Eat Us Minke Whale Whale Day whale meat whale watching whales Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:23:16 +0000 adintino 113657 at https://www.ifaw.org Fin whaling resumes in Iceland for first time in three years https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/fin-whaling-resumes-iceland-first-time-three-years <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/node/2535">Sigursteinn Masson</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jun 20 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Fin-Whale-1-Blog.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" /></p> <p><strong>For the first time since 2015, fin whale hunting is taking place in Iceland</strong>, with whaling vessels heading out to sea to train their harpoons on this endangered marine mammal, the second largest whale in the world. &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/fin-whaling-resumes-iceland-first-time-three-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales endangered whales Fin Whales iceland iceland whaling Whaling Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:32:34 +0000 Sigursteinn Masson 113643 at https://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after three-year hiatus https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-fin-whaling-company-resumes-hunting-endangered-whales-after-three-year-hiatus <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jun 20 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="190" title="Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after three-year hiatus" alt="Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after th" src="/sites/default/files/109803_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Harpoons are being trained on endangered fin whales in Icelandic waters for the first time in three years this summer.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-lone-fin-whaling-company-resumes-hunting-endangered-whales-after-three-year-hiatus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Whales Fin Whales Meet Us Don’t Eat Us Minke Whale whale meat whale watch whale watching whales Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:38:58 +0000 adintino 113645 at https://www.ifaw.org Celebrating World Oceans Day 2018 https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/celebrating-world-oceans-day-2018 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jun 8 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Celebrating World Oceans Day 2018" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Single-Sperm-Whale-Blog.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" /></p> <p><strong>Whales face more diverse and complex threats today than ever before. </strong>Through campaigning, research and hands-on rescues the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is leading the fight to save whales and other marine mammals from these threats.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/celebrating-world-oceans-day-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales marine conservation protect oceans song of the whale sperm whales whales world ocean day Fri, 08 Jun 2018 10:55:14 +0000 aclark 113619 at https://www.ifaw.org