Press Content Pane https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/press/rss.xml/1/20 en CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cites-censures-japan-trading-whale-products-endangered-species <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 2 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="CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species" alt="CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species" src="/sites/default/files/Seiwhale_300px.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Conservation organisations today welcomed the news that Japan&rsquo;s import and sale of sei whale products from its controversial &ldquo;scientific&rdquo; whaling programme in the North Pacific has been censured as illegal by the global body entrusted with protecting endangered species from trade.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cites-censures-japan-trading-whale-products-endangered-species" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Wildlife trade Political advocacy Whales Whales CITES Endangered Species endangered species trade Japan whaling SC70 Standing Committee stop Japan commercial whaling Tue, 02 Oct 2018 13:21:20 +0000 tdegroot@ifaw.org 113826 at https://www.ifaw.org Iceland: Fin whaling ended for this season https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland-fin-whaling-ended-season <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 26 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: Fin whaling ended for this season " alt="Iceland: Fin whaling ended for this season " src="/sites/default/files/Fin_Whale_300px_0.jpg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Kristjan Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only company involved in Icelandic fin whaling, announced the end of this year&rsquo;s hunting season on September 25. Loftsson has harpooned 146 fin whales since the season commenced in June.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland-fin-whaling-ended-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales commercial whaling Fin Whales fin whaling fin whaling season ends hybrid fin whale iceland Kristjan Loftsson Whaling Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:52:04 +0000 kferrari 113822 at https://www.ifaw.org Japan’s controversial proposal which could have ended global ban on commercial whaling fails https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan%E2%80%99s-controversial-proposal-which-could-have-ended-global-ban-commercial-whaling-fails <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 14 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="Japan’s controversial proposal which could have ended global ban on commercial whaling fails" alt="Japan’s controversial proposal which could have ended global ban on commercial w" src="/sites/default/files/2005-09-13-N-MWB_005%20%28Custom%29_0.jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>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 quit the forum in future if they do not get their way.</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/japan%E2%80%99s-controversial-proposal-which-could-have-ended-global-ban-commercial-whaling-fails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Whales Whales brazil conservation declaration entanglement Florianopolis Forum government IFAW International Whaling Commission IWC Japan proposal sustainable Underwater noise whale whale watching Whaling Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:25:04 +0000 aclose@ifaw.org 113801 at https://www.ifaw.org Pro-whaling countries again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/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>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/united-states/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 Global ban on commercial whaling under threat at critical meeting of International Whaling Commission https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/113769 <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 7 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong><a href="https://iwc.int/iwc67" target="_blank"><img alt="international whaling commission 2018" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/iwc-graphic.JPG" style="width: 318px; height: 175px;" /></a>Who:</strong> International Whaling Commission</p> <p><strong>What: </strong>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.</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong> Florianopolis, Brazil</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/node/113769" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Tue, 04 Sep 2018 15:57:03 +0000 shedman 113769 at https://www.ifaw.org 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