Press Content Pane https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/20 en Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/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/united-states/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/united-states/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/united-states/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 Thousands celebrate whales and whale watching in Iceland https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/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/united-states/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 Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after three-year hiatus https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/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/united-states/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 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