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A chance for Japan to build something better from ruins

Just hours before you can double your donations to EIA’s Cetaceans Campaign via the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2013, EIA co-founder/director Jennifer Lonsdale gives a personal view of Japanese coastal whaling and the ongoing impacts of 2011’s devastating tsunami. Our Cetaceans Campaign has achieve many major successes, such as pressing for key internet brands such […]

The news we’ve helped to make and break in 2012!

“For a tiny charity, it packs an almighty punch.” As descriptions of EIA go, they don’t get much pithier that this one from The Guardian in 2008. And if 2012 has shown anything, it’s that we’re still small and that our concise reports anchored in hard documentary evidence – often obtained undercover in potentially dangerous […]

Japan’s hunt for the Dall’s porpoise due to begin again

  Today (November 1) is the official start of the Dall’s porpoise hunt in Japan. This large-scale hand harpoon hunt – for more than a quarter of a century it was the world’s largest direct cetacean hunt – came to an abrupt end after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit north-eastern Japan in March […]

Scaled-down Dall’s porpoise hunt resumes in Japan

Despite the set-back of last year’s tsunami and the devastating effects it had on local communities, Japan’s annual Dall’s porpoise hunt is back – and with it, the threats to marine conservation and to public health from dangerously contaminated meat products. The largest direct hunt of any whale, dolphin and porpoise in the world – […]

Japanese whaling – a toxic tale of death and devastation

The new documentary Hunt for the Whalers, following EIA undercover investigators in Iceland and Japan, makes its UK premiere on Nat Geo Wild this Thursday, December 15, at 8pm; our visuals specialist Paul Redman was one of the team being filmed and here he reflects on almost of decade of campaigning and investigating in Japan. […]

First official day of Japan’s annual Dall’s porpoise hunt

  Today (November 1) is the official opening of Japan’s annual Dall’s porpoise hunt, the largest direct hunt of any whale, dolphin and porpoise in the world. The port of Otsuchi, in northern Japan, is the focal point of the hand harpoon hunt which has claimed up to 15,000 Dall’s porpoises in previous years. It […]

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