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Japan’s small cetacean hunts gamble with extinction, health

Unsustainable: Japan’s small cetacean hunts gamble with species extinction & human health TOKYO: More than one million whales, dolphins and porpoises have been slaughtered off Japan in the past 70 years – and new analysis by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) indicates these unsustainable hunts are on track to wipe out key species in […]

Pro-trade lobby unaware of demand & scope for growth?

. Is it time to reconsider a legal global trade in tiger, elephant and rhino products? That was the question being debated last Thursday (October 17) at an EarthWatch Institute event held at the Royal Geographical Society in London. EIA Executive Director Mary Rice was on the team arguing against trade, along with elephant scientist […]

Mercury treaty to flag threats of toxic whale & dolphin meat

LONDON: As the world’s first legally binding international treaty to curb the release of mercury into the environment was formally signed today (October 9), a coalition of NGOs urged countries to take immediate steps to address communities at particular risk of contamination from the consumption of whale and dolphin products. “For far too long, coastal […]

Updated: Take action now to tell MPs to end the ivory trade

On Friday, October 4, EIA joined the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s iWorry campaign International March for Elephants to call for an end to all ivory trade. Here, Wildlife Campaigner Shruti Suresh delivers a special videoblog from the event – and below shares details of what you can do next to make a real difference … […]

March to tell world leaders to stamp out the ivory trade!

. This is why we march on Friday, October 4 – to stop one of the world’s most iconic wild animals from becoming a permanent victim of human greed and vanity. Elephants are currently being slaughtered for their ivory at a rate not seen in decades, their homes in Africa and Asia transformed into bloody […]

Poaching increases as SA pushes legal rhino horn trade

LONDON & WASHINGTON, DC: The poaching of rhinos in South Africa has increased by more than three rhinos a week on average since Environmental Minister Edna Molewa called for a legal international trade in rhino horn, according to analysis by the non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). From January 1 to March 13,2013, an average of […]

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