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Google promotes online sales of elephant & whale products

Internet giant fails to enforce its own policies   LONDON / WASHINGTON DC: Environmentalists today appealed to internet giant Google to remove thousands of advertisements from its Japanese Shopping site which promote products for sale from endangered whale and elephant species. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) wrote to Google CEO Larry Page on February 22, […]

Fight wildlife crime together – sign the wildlife pledge!

  At EIA, we were thrilled to hear the remarks of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the need for renewed international efforts to combat wildlife crime. It has been 12 years since the United Nations first recognised wildlife crime as a form of serious transnational organised crime, deserving of a commensurate organised enforcement […]

Yahoo! stays silent as whaling protests get ever louder

It’s been a busy and exhilarating week for EIA’s cetaceans team since last Friday when we rolled out the second phase of our ongoing campaign to persuade Yahoo! to stop profiting from the sale of whale and dolphin meat via Yahoo! Japan. We asked supporters to visit our Action Alerts page and use email, Facebook […]

Alert update: Tell Yahoo! to stop selling whale & dolphin

  Internet giant Yahoo! is still selling whale products via its subsidiary Yahoo! Japan and we need your help to pressure it to stop. Marissa Mayer was appointed new CEO of the company this summer, some weeks after we launched our report and campaign for Yahoo! to follow in the footsteps of Amazon and unequivocally […]

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 […]

CITES ivory trade system is flawed and drives poaching

With 2011 acknowledged as the worst year for elephants since the international ivory trade ban of 1989, it should come as no great surprise that there has been considerable interest and a raft of articles in the media featuring dead elephants in recent months. The latest is National Geographic Magazine’s investigative report Blood Ivory, the […]

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