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Keep pressure on HB Grandi over links to Icelandic whaling

The fin whaling season has once again come to an end in Iceland, this year with 137 endangered fin whales slaughtered for profit. In September, the Environmental Investigation Agency ( EIA), Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) released a joint report Slayed in Iceland and film ahead of a meeting of […]

The Autumn 2014 issue of Investigator is now available!

Welcome to the Autumn 2014 issue of EIA’s bi-annual newsletter Investigator, a special 30th anniversary edition looking back at 30 years of fighting environmental crime, as well as featuring an overview of key campaign activities during the past six months.   This issue features: • A message from EIA President Allan Thornton • A look […]

All about whales – blogging from IWC65 in Slovenia

After a busy week of working groups and a broad range of discussions on issues relating to the conservation, welfare and management of whales, dolphins and porpoises, the 65th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission opened yesterday (Monday) in the lovely town of Portorož, Slovenia. EIA arrived with a new report on Iceland’s whaling, Slayed […]

35 governments call on Iceland to stop whaling

35 governments call on Iceland to stop whaling and end trade in fin & minke whales   LONDON: A formal diplomatic protest, known as a démarche, was today delivered to the Icelandic Government in Reykjavik. The top-level protest registered countries’ “strong opposition” to Iceland’s continued whaling, particularly of endangered fin whales. The démarche also objects […]

30 game-changing years of exposing environmental crime

This week, the Environmental Investigation Agency celebrates 30 years of working on the front lines to expose environmental crime and exploitation. We’ll be formally marking the anniversary on Wednesday (September 17) with an auction of wildlife photography at Cecil Sharp House, near London Zoo, at which we’ll also be holding the first screening of the […]

A week for whales – EIA is at the 65th IWC meeting

This year has been a landmark for whales with the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Japan’s ‘Scientific’ Permit Antarctic whaling programme JARPA II, was “not for the purposes of scientific research”. For one season, whales in the southern hemisphere will have a brief respite from Japanese hunts. However, the Japanese Government […]

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