https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/publications/rss.xml/1/20 en 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 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/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 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 Whale Day brings awareness in Iceland https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/whale-day-brings-awareness-iceland <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/conservation/patrick-ramage">Patrick Ramage</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">Jul 16 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><strong>Record numbers come together to celebrate whales in Iceland - despite harpoons trained on endangered fin whales</strong></p> <p><img alt="whale day in iceland june 2018" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/whale-day-iceland-2018-2.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 343px;" /></p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/whale-day-brings-awareness-iceland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:23:45 +0000 Patrick Ramage 113694 at https://www.ifaw.org