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Japan’s small cetacean hunts gamble with extinction, health

Unsustainable: Japan’s small cetacean hunts gamble with species extinction & human health TOKYO: More than one million whales, dolphins and porpoises have been slaughtered off Japan in the past 70 years – and new analysis by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) indicates these unsustainable hunts are on track to wipe out key species in […]

Toxic Catch: Japan’s unsustainable and irresponsible whale, dolphin and porpoise hunts

A new analysis by EIA of the unsustainable hunts of whales, dolphins and porpoises in Japan’s coastal waters, which are on track to wipe out key species while also threatening human health with toxic meat products contaminated with mercury and other pollutants. . . . . • Download the Japanese language version of Toxic Catch […]

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 […]

Getting graphic to show the scale of environmental crime

 . Most of you will have heard about the poaching of tigers, elephants and rhinos, the trade in the body parts and skins of endangered wildlife, illegal logging, deforestation and oil palm plantations. Such issues are often visualised as individual campaigns, but the true global scale of wildlife and forest crime doesn’t become apparent until […]

Whales in the Faroes – new opportunities

A statement by a coalition of organisations including EIA has been published in the Faroese media. It notes the shocking slaughter of about 1,100 whales and dolphins in the Faroe Islands in the last month. Whilst the statement also recognises the historical importance of the pilot whale to the Islanders, it calls on them to […]

Faroe Islands whale killings: now dolphins join slaughter

. Following our news alerts last week concerning the brutal killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands, we are shocked to learn through Faroese media today (August 13, 2013) that a further 136 pilot whales have been killed in Husavik, Sandoy Island. And we understand that another group of pilot whales being targeted by […]

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