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Amazon confirms policy to ban whale & dolphin products

LONDON, UK / WASHINGTON, DC: Internet giant Amazon.com has now officially banned the sale of all whale and dolphin products from its wholly owned Japanese website, following global outrage that these products were offered for sale. Amazon confirmed the prohibition on its main website by adding language under the Food and Beverage section that prohibits […]

Amazon.com removes whale products from Japan website

LONDON, UK / WASHINGTON, DC: Internet giant Amazon.com appears to have removed all whale products from its wholly owned Japanese website overnight, following worldwide publicity that scores of whale products were offered for sale. A new campaign launched yesterday by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Humane Society International (HSI) revealed that Amazon Japan not […]

Amazon.com profits from slaughter of whales

Internet giant urged to clean house and ban all cetacean products   LONDON: Internet marketplace giant Amazon.com is today called on to stop supporting commercial whaling by immediately and permanently banning the sale of all products from whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as ’cetaceans’). Amazon.com’s Unpalatable Profits, a new report by the Environmental Investigation […]

On the front line: Muara Tae’s last stand against big palm oil

Dayak community under assault from invading palm oil companies MUARA TAE, EAST KALIMANTAN: The fate of a Dayak community deep in the interior of East Kalimantan demonstrates how Indonesia must safeguard the rights of indigenous people if it is to meet ambitious targets to reduce emissions from deforestation. The Dayak Benuaq of Muara Tae, in […]

Strong enforcement needed to police new EU e-waste rules

LONDON: New rules governing the collection and disposal of electronic waste in the European Union (EU) were today approved – but while welcoming the move, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) warned the regulations would be meaningless without rigorous enforcement. Under the previous directive in 2003, approximately one-third of EU e-waste was disposed of properly, […]

EIA films screen in Australia and New Zealand

Nat Geo Wild documentaries go undercover with campaign group   LONDON: The risky undercover work of the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is showcased in three new films to be broadcast in Australia and New Zealand on Nat Geo Wild from Thursday, January 5, 2012. A year in the making, the films follow EIA through […]

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