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Blog: Cetaceans

Faroe Islands whaling and the birth of EIA’s first campaign

Next month, EIA marks its 30th anniversary, and here founder director Jennifer Lonsdale looks back to the 1984 investigation into whaling in the Faroe Islands which would become the organisation’s first official campaign. . . A year ago I wrote a blog about the 1983 Balaenoptera adventure, when we sailed to northern Norway to document […]

It’s World Environment Day – a time to care, not despair

Today is World Environment Day, the UN’s principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. It’s also as good a reason as any to take the time out to contemplate the endless, amazing richness of this unique planet and its myriad inhabitants – and to consider the dire threats posed to so […]

Thanks for an incredible week for whales and dolphins!

What an incredible week for the world’s whales and dolphins it’s been. Last Monday morning we listened live to the judgement from the UN International Court of Justice which essentially ruled that Japan’s scientific whaling in the Antarctic does not comply with the terms of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) that […]

The commercial truth behind Taiji’s fig leaf lie of ‘tradition’

. You may have seen some of the extensive media coverage in recent weeks of Japan’s infamous drive hunts in Taiji after some 250 bottlenose dolphins were driven into the infamous cove to be captured for aquaria or slaughtered for food, with the remnants of the fractured pod later driven back out to sea. In […]

Iceland gets away with whale slaughter on EU’s doorstep

. In many respects, Iceland is a remarkably attractive country – breath-taking landscapes, plenty of space for its small population, universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens, and a general standard of living that led to the United Nations’ Human Development Index to rank it as the 13th most-developed country in the world […]

Another year over and a new one just begun …

. So the holiday’s over, New Year resolutions have been made and in some cases already broken, and it’s time to get back to work. Already 2014 promises to be a hectic year for EIA, with a host of challenges and opportunities. It is also a special year for us, as 2014 marks the 30th […]

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