https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/publications/rss.xml/1/20 en Fin whaling resumes in Iceland for first time in three years https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/fin-whaling-resumes-iceland-first-time-three-years <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/node/2535">Sigursteinn Masson</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">Jun 20 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/Fin-Whale-1-Blog.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 378px;" /></p> <p><strong>For the first time since 2015, fin whale hunting is taking place in Iceland</strong>, with whaling vessels heading out to sea to train their harpoons on this endangered marine mammal, the second largest whale in the world. &nbsp;</p> </div><p><a href="https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/fin-whaling-resumes-iceland-first-time-three-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales endangered whales Fin Whales iceland iceland whaling Whaling Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:32:34 +0000 Sigursteinn Masson 113643 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 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 April Suen https://www.ifaw.org/united-states/about-us/whales/april-suen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wildlife Campaigner </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>April Suen joined the IFAW Oceania office in November 2017 as a Wildlife Campaigner. Prior to this she worked&nbsp; across a number of threatened species and environmental issues at the Department of the Environment and Energy in Canberra. She holds a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in genetics and ecology from the Australian National University.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-staff-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_staff_image" title="April Suen" alt="April Suen" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/ifaw-pantheon/sites/default/files/legacy/april_suen_headshot2.jpg?1513951486" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Authored On:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Dec 21 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> Whales Staff Dolphins Whales Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:03:48 +0000 jhart@ifaw.org 113077 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