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IFAW marine experts join Congressman Seth Moulton in critical roundtable to forg
5 October 2018 CT Harry
On October 1st, representatives from the International Fund for Animal Welfare were invited to participate in a key 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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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 »
Iceland: Fin whaling ended for this season
26 September 2018
Kristjan Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only company involved in Icelandic fin whaling, announced the end of this year’s hunting season on September 25. Loftsson has harpooned 146 fin whales since the season commenced in June. Patrick Ramage, 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 »
Pro-whaling countries again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary
11 September 2018
During day two of the 67th meeting 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, Bra 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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A Living Success Story: The Marine Mammal Protection Act
10 November 2017 by sdemo
The United States is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) this year. In this report, w Read more »
Protecting Whales
22 June 2017 by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
Open letter on climate change to President-elect and Congress
6 December 2016 by rbartlett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare joins 120 organizations from across civil society, including conservationists, fait Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
28 July 2016 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
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Volunteers hand signatures to Iceland's Minister of Fisheries.
6 July 2017 by Sigursteinn Masson
Recently some Meet Us, Don’t Eat Us volunteers and I were waiting for Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries Read more »
IFAW’s Kristen Patchett and Sarah Sharp assess one of the stranded humpback whal
26 June 2017 by Brian Sharp
This week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team responded to two Read more »
Protecting Whales
22 June 2017 by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
Japan’s North Pacific ‘scientific’ whaling flouts international law
15 June 2017 by adintino
The former head of the UN body charged with protecting endangered species has condemned Japan’s latest North Pacific Read more »
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