https://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/everything/rss.xml/17/20 en Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/minke-whaling-iceland-has-stopped <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">Jul 27 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="176" title="Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped" alt="Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped" src="/sites/default/files/Minke_Nose12a_Sunna_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>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.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is very good news for minke whales and Iceland,&rdquo; said Sigursteinn Masson, Iceland Representative for <a href="http://www.ifaw.org/">IFAW</a>. &ldquo;Ending minke whaling will have a very positive impact on the far more economically viable commercial whale watching industry.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/minke-whaling-iceland-has-stopped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Whales Whales anti whaling anti-commercial whaling commercial whaling iceland iceland whaling minke Minke Whale Whaling Fri, 27 Jul 2018 13:23:55 +0000 tdegroot@ifaw.org 113740 at https://www.ifaw.org Song of the Whale arrives in Monaco https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/song-whale-arrives-monaco <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/whales/anna-moscrop">Anna Moscrop</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 23 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><em>Song of the Whale</em>&nbsp;arrives in Monaco, at the halfway point in summer research project in the Mediterranean</strong></p> <p><strong><em><img alt="ACCOBAMS whale research vessel" class="caption" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/accobams-mediterranean-1.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 421px;" title="Mat and Brian haul in the manta trawl which samples the sea surface for small plastic particles. © Marine Conservation Research International /ACCOBAMS" /></em></strong></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/song-whale-arrives-monaco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Mon, 23 Jul 2018 17:08:30 +0000 Anna Moscrop 113725 at https://www.ifaw.org Renewed calls for commercial whaling to end as genetic testing proves whale harpooned in Iceland was rare blue/fin whale hybrid https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/renewed-calls-commercial-whaling-end-genetic-testing-proves-whale-harpooned-iceland-was-rare-bl <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">Jul 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="166" title="Renewed calls for commercial whaling to end as genetic testing proves whale harp" alt="Renewed calls for commercial whaling to end as genetic testing proves whale harp" src="/sites/default/files/BlueWhaleFluke_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>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.</p> <p>There was international outcry after it was revealed that on July 7, whalers working for Kristjan Loftsson&rsquo;s Hvalur hf, the only Icelandic company involved in fin whaling, had killed a whale which photographic evidence strongly suggested was either a blue whale or a rare blue/fin whale hybrid.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/renewed-calls-commercial-whaling-end-genetic-testing-proves-whale-harpooned-iceland-was-rare-bl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Whales Blue Whale commercial whaling fin whale fin whale hybrid iceland Iceland whalers Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:21:48 +0000 tdegroot@ifaw.org 113719 at https://www.ifaw.org Whale Day brings awareness in Iceland https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/whale-day-brings-awareness-iceland <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/international/about-us/conservation/patrick-ramage">Patrick Ramage</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 16 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>Record numbers come together to celebrate whales in Iceland - despite harpoons trained on endangered fin whales</strong></p> <p><img alt="whale day in iceland june 2018" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/whale-day-iceland-2018-2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" /></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/international/news/whale-day-brings-awareness-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:23:45 +0000 Patrick Ramage 113694 at https://www.ifaw.org 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