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From the archives: the ivory report that changed everything

In response to devastating poaching levels in the 1980s, the international ban on elephant ivory trade went into effect after the 1989 CITES Appendix I listing of African elephants. This landmark decision led to a dramatic reduction in elephant poaching across much of Africa as ivory prices plummeted. A key factor in the CITES decision […]

Warning to seafood expo: don’t support whale slaughter

European campaign warns seafood expo: ‘don’t support whale slaughter’   LONDON: An alliance of 13 leading conservation groups is this week urging major buyers at Europe’s biggest seafood trade show not to do business with Icelandic seafood company HB Grandi because of its strong links to whaling. HB Grandi is controlled by the whaling and […]

Action alert: Tell Rakuten to end elephant ivory sales

Internet retail giant Rakuten did the right thing last week by banning ads for whales and dolphin products shortly after the release of our report, albeit seeking to save face by claiming the move was due to the unrelated UN court ruling against fraudulent Japanese ‘scientific’ whaling in the Antarctic. But the company is still […]

Thanks for an incredible week for whales and dolphins!

What an incredible week for the world’s whales and dolphins it’s been. Last Monday morning we listened live to the judgement from the UN International Court of Justice which essentially ruled that Japan’s scientific whaling in the Antarctic does not comply with the terms of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) that […]

Internet giant Rakuten pulls the plug on whale meat sales

Internet giant Rakuten pulls the plug on whale meat but elephant ivory sales continue   LONDON: Internet retail giant Rakuten has announced it is terminating sales of whale products through its Japanese marketplace Rakuten Ichiba and has given merchants 30 days to remove them. The move came after the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), in conjunction […]

UN court rules Japan’s scientific whaling must end

International Court Of Justice Rules Japan’s Scientific Whaling Must End LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today welcomed the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling in the Antarctic. Australia took Japan to the ICJ in 2010, alleging it was intentionally taking advantage of a loophole in the 1986 commercial whaling ban […]

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