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 […]
Governments and retailers must act to halt Iceland’s slaughter of endangered fin whales LONDON: A new report today calls for the international community and vested commercial interests to take tough action to end Iceland’s ongoing slaughter of endangered fin whales. Slayed in Iceland: The commercial hunting and international trade in endangered fin whales has […]
A report on Iceland’s ongoing hunting of endangered fin whales, jointly released by the Environmental Investigation Agency, Animal Welfare Institute and Whale and Dolphin Conservation on the eve of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Portorož, Slovenia.
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 […]
Japanese businesses trading in cetacean products are feeling the pinch in the wake of Rakuten’s decision to end whale and dolphin meat sales following EIA’s Blood e-Commerce exposé. Rakuten, Japan’s largest e-commerce marketplace with an increasing international reach, announced an end to whale and dolphin meat sales via Rakuten Ichiba in April after the launch […]
. EIA has been working with fellow NGO The Black Fish to focus greater international attention on the destructive practice of illegal drift netting and its impacts on whales, dolphins and porpoises. At their peak in the 1990s, driftnet fisheries were estimated to be killing up to 10,000 cetaceans each year in the Mediterranean alone. […]