Press Content Pane https://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/press/rss.xml/2/17 en Pro-whaling countries again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary https://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/pro-whaling-countries-again-harpoon-plans-south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary <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">Sep 11 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="318" height="175" alt="Pro-whaling countries again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary" src="/sites/default/files/iwc-graphic_2.JPG" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p align="center"><strong>(Florianopolis, Brazil &ndash; 11 September 2018)</strong> &ndash; During day two of the 67<sup>th</sup> 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.</p> <p>The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Brazil, Gabon, South Africa and Uruguay, aimed to provide a comprehensive approach to conservation for cetaceans, involving the management of all threats to whales in the region, not just the threat of whaling.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/pro-whaling-countries-again-harpoon-plans-south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Political advocacy Whales Whales Blue Whale fin whale humpback whale international law International Whaling Commission legislation marine conservation Minke Whale Political Advocacy whales Tue, 11 Sep 2018 16:46:02 +0000 kferrari 113785 at https://www.ifaw.org Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped https://www.ifaw.org/canada/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/canada/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 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/canada/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/canada/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 Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife https://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/tech-giant-baidu-joins-ifaw-save-wildlife <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 22 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="350" height="233" title="Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife" alt="Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife" src="/sites/default/files/Dreamstime_xxl_3064627%20-%20Snow%20leopard%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and <a href="https://www.baidu.com/">Baidu</a>, the leading Chinese language internet search provider, launched an historical initiative to protect biodiversity, at Baidu&rsquo;s headquarters in Beijing.&nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/tech-giant-baidu-joins-ifaw-save-wildlife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Baidu biodiversity China Chinese conservation crime cybercrime giant government IFAW Internet online online wildlife trade platform public awareness social media tech technology trade trafficking Wildlife Wildlife crime wildlife cybercrime Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:49:02 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113649 at https://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after three-year hiatus https://www.ifaw.org/canada/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/canada/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 INTERPOL & IFAW co-host cross-sector workshop to address cyber-enabled wildlife crime https://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/interpol-ifaw-co-host-cross-sector-workshop-address-cyber-enabled-wildlife-crime <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 5 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="350" height="233" title="INTERPOL &amp; IFAW co-host cross-sector workshop to address cyber-enabled wildlife crime" alt="INTERPOL &amp; IFAW co-host cross-sector workshop to address cyber-enabled wildlife " src="/sites/default/files/IFAW%20DT%20-%20Typing%20%28Custom%29_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><em>Following a recent report issued by IFAW, this global workshop brings&nbsp;together key stakeholders to identify and share best practices.</em></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/interpol-ifaw-co-host-cross-sector-workshop-address-cyber-enabled-wildlife-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy academics animals best practices body parts collaboration criminal networks cyber-enabled cybercrime endangered enforcement government IFAW Internet Interpol live animals marketplace network NGO online online technology company partnership platform policymaker private public report sector social media species specimens threat threatened Wildlife Wildlife crime wildlife cybercrime wildlife trade wildlife trafficking workshop Tue, 05 Jun 2018 04:35:36 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113602 at https://www.ifaw.org