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IWC to focus on human health impacts of toxic whale meat

PANAMA: Campaign groups today welcomed a decision at the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to focus more closely on potential negative impacts on human health from the consumption of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises). A Resolution submitted jointly by the 25 EU member countries at the IWC requested increased cooperation in future […]

EIA is blogging from the IWC in Panama this week

Friday, July 6 The 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close in Panama with a number of good agreements and a feeling that progress has been made. The last day began with discussion of the resolution proposed by Monaco on highly migratory cetaceans in the high seas. It sought […]

Illegal ivory trade issue is aired in the House of Lords

Following the declaration of 2011 as the worst year for elephants since the international trade in ivory was banned in 1989, the issue is to be raised in the UK’s House of Lords today (July 4, 2012) at 3pm. Lord St John of Bletso will “ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures to address the increase […]

EIA is at the International Whaling Commission

EIA is currently in Panama for the 64th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission. Our first week was taken up by working group meetings and preparation for the plenary meeting that starts today (July 2) at 4pm UK time. Many issues on the plenary agenda are discussed in these working groups including the Conservation […]

For environmental crime, the misrule of law applies

This week, as part of the Rio+20 summit in Brazil, over 200 judges, prosecutors, attorneys and legal experts gathered at the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability. Issues discussed during the three-day meeting included new legal approaches to increase the effectiveness of global environmental agreements and combating transnational environmental crime. While […]

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