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History repeating: The illegal trade in rhino horn

Rhino populations are being hammered by poachers, steeping Africa in blood and pushing the species ever-closer to extinction to satisfy the demand for rhino horn in Vietnam and other countries – a demand largely based on the myth of the non-existent medicinal properties of rhino horn. For the record, rhino horn is entirely composed of […]

Iceland to resume hunt of endangered fin whales

Conservationists urge EU and US governments to intervene   London/Washington DC: Conservation and animal welfare groups expressed concern today over news that Iceland’s hunt of endangered fin whales will resume this summer. The Icelandic newspaper Skessuhorn reported yesterday that it had “reliable evidence” fin whaling will begin again, after being shut down last summer due […]

EIA, breaking the news and making headlines in 2011!

It’s the final EIA blog post of 2011, an ideal time to reflect on some of our major successes during the year. You could be forgiven for supposing that the thousands of news stories filling the airwaves and acres of newsprint throughout the year are largely the result of diligent news gatherers following up tip-offs […]

Action alert – stop Iceland’s renegade whaling

Iceland is the only country that has actually expanded commercial whaling in recent years, with the killing of 273 endangered fin whales in 2009-10. More than 1,200 tonnes of fin whale meat and blubber, worth an estimated US$17 million, has been shipped to Japan since 2008. Several thousand tonnes remain in Iceland, awaiting shipment. EIA […]