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Mercury treaty to flag threats of toxic whale & dolphin meat

LONDON: As the world’s first legally binding international treaty to curb the release of mercury into the environment was formally signed today (October 9), a coalition of NGOs urged countries to take immediate steps to address communities at particular risk of contamination from the consumption of whale and dolphin products. “For far too long, coastal […]

Our oceans need silence, not the thunder of exploitation

. A few weeks ago, the e-newsletter Science for Environment Policy from the EU Commission provided a briefing on underwater noise. The brief tried, at least in my opinion, to downplay the risks of intense underwater noise sources. Almost at the same time, the findings of two new scientific studies were released, demonstrating that noise […]

Faroe Islands PM urged to end the slaughter of pilot whales

The Environmental Investigation Agency and eight other NGOs have written to the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, Kaj Leo Johannesen, to express their deep concerns about the high number of pilot whales killed there so far this year. In the year to August 24, 590 long-finned pilot whales have been killed on the Islands, […]

IWC to focus on human health impacts of toxic whale meat

PANAMA: Campaign groups today welcomed a decision at the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to focus more closely on potential negative impacts on human health from the consumption of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises). A Resolution submitted jointly by the 25 EU member countries at the IWC requested increased cooperation in future […]

Whaling report calls Danish EU presidency into question

LONDON: Prior to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in July 2012, conservation groups have released a report calling for a change in Denmark’s policy on whaling which has caused conflict with fellow European Union members in recent years.  There are serious questions about how the Danish presidency of the EU can be maintained, given […]