Protecting the environment with intelligence

Items tagged 'tsunami'

A chance for Japan to build something better from ruins

Just hours before you can double your donations to EIA’s Cetaceans Campaign via the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2013, EIA co-founder/director Jennifer Lonsdale gives a personal view of Japanese coastal whaling and the ongoing impacts of 2011’s devastating tsunami. Our Cetaceans Campaign has achieve many major successes, such as pressing for key internet brands such […]

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 […]

Scaled-down Dall’s porpoise hunt resumes in Japan

Despite the set-back of last year’s tsunami and the devastating effects it had on local communities, Japan’s annual Dall’s porpoise hunt is back – and with it, the threats to marine conservation and to public health from dangerously contaminated meat products. The largest direct hunt of any whale, dolphin and porpoise in the world – […]

Groups call on Japan to stop buying illegal timber

Open letter cites imports from illegally logged Malaysian forests, criticises government inaction   Washington DC:  A group of 16 environmental organisations are today calling on Japan to put in place stronger measures to stop the trade in illegal timber. In an open letter to two Japanese trade associations, the group cites evidence that Japanese companies […]

Japan must seek only legal timber to rebuild

Tsunami aid plea an opportunity to use Indonesia’s new regulations   JAPAN’S call for help in its reconstruction is a timely opportunity for Indonesia to put its new timber regulations to work, ensuring only legal timber and products are exported. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and its Indonesian partner Telapak understand the Japanese Government has […]