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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 […]

30 years of EIA – a legacy of environmental protection

EIA is 30 years old this week and will be marking the occasion tonight (September 17) in London with a photography auction, celebrating of the natural world and looking back at three decades of outstanding achievement, hosted by biologist and TV presenter Liz Bonnin. We’ll also be screening a new short documentary by EIA’s resourceful […]

All about whales – blogging from IWC65 in Slovenia

After a busy week of working groups and a broad range of discussions on issues relating to the conservation, welfare and management of whales, dolphins and porpoises, the 65th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission opened yesterday (Monday) in the lovely town of Portorož, Slovenia. EIA arrived with a new report on Iceland’s whaling, Slayed […]

35 governments call on Iceland to stop whaling

35 governments call on Iceland to stop whaling and end trade in fin & minke whales   LONDON: A formal diplomatic protest, known as a démarche, was today delivered to the Icelandic Government in Reykjavik. The top-level protest registered countries’ “strong opposition” to Iceland’s continued whaling, particularly of endangered fin whales. The démarche also objects […]

30 game-changing years of exposing environmental crime

This week, the Environmental Investigation Agency celebrates 30 years of working on the front lines to expose environmental crime and exploitation. We’ll be formally marking the anniversary on Wednesday (September 17) with an auction of wildlife photography at Cecil Sharp House, near London Zoo, at which we’ll also be holding the first screening of the […]

A week for whales – EIA is at the 65th IWC meeting

This year has been a landmark for whales with the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Japan’s ‘Scientific’ Permit Antarctic whaling programme JARPA II, was “not for the purposes of scientific research”. For one season, whales in the southern hemisphere will have a brief respite from Japanese hunts. However, the Japanese Government […]

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