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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 […]

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 […]

The Norway whaling probe that led to EIA’s creation

. Some 30 years ago, in June 1983, I was aboard the 116ft North Sea trawler the Balaenoptera with a wonderful crew of volunteers. Our aim was to document Norwegian whaling – something no-one had done before. The momentous decision to end all commercial whaling by 1986 had been made the year before by the […]

Leading environmentalist to receive OBE

London, UK: The Chairman of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is to receive an OBE in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today at 10am. The Officer of the Order of the British Empire is being awarded Allan Thornton in recognition of his outstanding work to protect the environment. Canadian-born Thornton is a co-founder of EIA, […]