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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 […]

High time for Japan to act on toxic whale meat threat

. Friday marked the first anniversary of the signing of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, an international treaty aiming to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. Mercury is considered by the World Health Organisation to be one of the top 10 chemicals of major public health concern. Exposure, even […]

Focus on whaling nations and the threat to the vaquita

  The 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) ended on September 18 after four days of tough negotiations on a number of key issues affecting the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises. You can read a handy summary of the major decisions and outcomes of IWC65 at the bottom of this page, but I […]

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 […]

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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