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Action alert: Tell the UK Govt to bin plastic bags in Europe

. Over a million marine mammals, birds, turtles and fish die every year as a result of entanglement or ingestion of marine debris, choking and entangled in man-made litter. The UK Government is opposing concrete binding European targets to reduce single-use plastic bags, one of the most easily tackled forms of marine debris. Every year, […]

Keep pressure on HB Grandi over links to Icelandic whaling

The fin whaling season has once again come to an end in Iceland, this year with 137 endangered fin whales slaughtered for profit. In September, the Environmental Investigation Agency ( EIA), Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) released a joint report Slayed in Iceland and film ahead of a meeting of […]

The Autumn 2014 issue of Investigator is now available!

Welcome to the Autumn 2014 issue of EIA’s bi-annual newsletter Investigator, a special 30th anniversary edition looking back at 30 years of fighting environmental crime, as well as featuring an overview of key campaign activities during the past six months.   This issue features: • A message from EIA President Allan Thornton • A look […]

Appeal: Help us save ocean species from perils of plastic

. EIA has been working hard for 30 years to protect vulnerable marine species and the oceans they call home. There is a growing threat to their ecosystem and it comes from the billions of single-use plastic bags consumed around the world each year. Today, one million single-use plastic bags are used every minute (that’s […]

High time for Japan to act on toxic whale meat threat

. Friday marked the first anniversary of the signing of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, an international treaty aiming to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. Mercury is considered by the World Health Organisation to be one of the top 10 chemicals of major public health concern. Exposure, even […]

Focus on whaling nations and the threat to the vaquita

  The 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) ended on September 18 after four days of tough negotiations on a number of key issues affecting the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises. You can read a handy summary of the major decisions and outcomes of IWC65 at the bottom of this page, but I […]

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