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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 […]

US ivory crush sends signal to end elephant ivory trade

WASHINGTON, DC: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) commends the United States Government’s inspiring step to today (November 14) destroy 5.4 tonnes of seized elephant ivory in Denver, Colorado. The stockpile represents 25 years of seizures of illegal ivory in the United States and its destruction will focus attention on the devastating impacts of the illegal wildlife […]

Iceland to resume hunt of endangered fin whales

Conservationists urge EU and US governments to intervene   London/Washington DC: Conservation and animal welfare groups expressed concern today over news that Iceland’s hunt of endangered fin whales will resume this summer. The Icelandic newspaper Skessuhorn reported yesterday that it had “reliable evidence” fin whaling will begin again, after being shut down last summer due […]

EIA, breaking the news and making headlines in 2011!

It’s the final EIA blog post of 2011, an ideal time to reflect on some of our major successes during the year. You could be forgiven for supposing that the thousands of news stories filling the airwaves and acres of newsprint throughout the year are largely the result of diligent news gatherers following up tip-offs […]

Iceland not off the hook over fin whaling

So, Iceland has dodged the bullet of US trade sanctions over its belligerent hunting of endangered fin whales. But is hasn’t escaped censure entirely, and it’s not unreasonable to expect that a strong degree of diplomatic attention will be focused on its whaling activities in the coming months. Iceland is the only country to actually […]

Action alert – stop Iceland’s renegade whaling

Iceland is the only country that has actually expanded commercial whaling in recent years, with the killing of 273 endangered fin whales in 2009-10. More than 1,200 tonnes of fin whale meat and blubber, worth an estimated US$17 million, has been shipped to Japan since 2008. Several thousand tonnes remain in Iceland, awaiting shipment. EIA […]