https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/20 en Celebrating World Oceans Day 2018 https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/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/united-states/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 Collaborative project seeks to improve response to marine mammal strandings https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/collaborative-project-seeks-improve-response-marine-mammal-strandings <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">Jan 18 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="200" title="Collaborative project seeks to improve response to marine mammal strandings " alt="Collaborative project seeks to improve response to marine mammal strandings " src="/sites/default/files/2017-01-01_Wellfleet-MA_RissoRescue-300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Version>16.00</o:version> </o:documentproperties> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Version>16.00</o:version> </o:documentproperties> </xml><![endif]--></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/collaborative-project-seeks-improve-response-marine-mammal-strandings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Seals Seals Whales dolphins Global Marine Animal Stranding Training GMAST marine mammals porpoises seals whales Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:27:33 +0000 adintino 113138 at https://www.ifaw.org Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports <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">Nov 27 2017</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" title="Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports" alt="Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/sei%20whale_300px.jpg?1511798977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The world&rsquo;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 time and delay any decision to the following meeting.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan-whaling-%E2%80%93-cites-fails-act-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Whales Whales CITES scientific whaling sei whales whales Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:11:20 +0000 adintino 112947 at https://www.ifaw.org A Living Success Story: The Marine Mammal Protection Act https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/living-success-story-marine-mammal-protection-act <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">Nov 10 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The United States is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) this year. In this report, we recount the marine mammal crisis that led to its creation, the structure of the act, and the many examples of success for whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals in our waters because of these common sense protections. Just like these precious animals, the MMPA itself could be in danger from unrestrained industry influence if we don&#39;t act to save it on behalf of these animals and places they call home.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/resource-centre/living-success-story-marine-mammal-protection-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Whales Seals Seals Whales dolphins marine MMPA seals whales Reports, Papers, and Proceedings Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:58:53 +0000 sdemo 112883 at https://www.ifaw.org Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/icelandic-support-whaling-decline-polling-reveals <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">Oct 25 2017</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" title="Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals" alt="Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/minkewhalepic_300px.jpg?1508931018" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/default/IFAW-Gallup-Oct2017-full-version.pdf" target="_blank">according to polling results released today </a>(Wednesday).</p> <p>Gallup polling commissioned by the <a href="https://www.ifaw.org">International Fund for Animal Welfare</a> (IFAW) reveals that 45.8% of Icelanders now claim to support minke whaling, compared to 50.8% last year. This is also the first time that such polling has found Icelandic support for whaling to have been less than 50%.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/icelandic-support-whaling-decline-polling-reveals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales commercial whaling fin whaling Meet Us Don’t Eat Us Minke whaling whale meat whale watching Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:34:54 +0000 adintino 112796 at https://www.ifaw.org Migratory species: their future is our future https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/migratory-species-their-future-our-future <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/wildlife-trade/azzedine-downes">Azzedine Downes</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">Oct 17 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>The article below was authored by&nbsp;Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and CEO, for distribution in the upcoming Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Cop12 publication, shared here with permission.</em></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/migratory-species-their-future-our-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Elephants Elephants Whales CMS Convention on Migratory Species elephants IFAW migration migratory animals sharks whales Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:31:12 +0000 Azzedine Downes 112757 at https://www.ifaw.org