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Action alert: Tell Faroese Govt to end slaughter of whales

. Many were angered and distressed by our coverage last week of the two most recent mass killings of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands and subsequently contacted us for guidance as to how best and most effectively protest the slaughter. While there are a number of petitions regarding Farose whaling circulating on the internet, […]

New rules but same old cruelty in Faroe Islands whaling

. No sooner was it announced that the Government of the Faroe Islands will implement new legislation on May 1, 2015 requiring the certification of anyone wishing to participate in the killing of pilot whales, than we learnt of the horrific slaughter of 267 pilot whales in Fuglafjørður on July 30. This mass butchery followed […]

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 […]

A day of fun in the sun at Greens on the Green!

We came, we set up, we partied in the park! After months of preparation, we are delighted to report that EIA’s Greens on the Green free summer festival was a big success. Hundreds of people dropped in to London’s Islington Green during the course of a long, hot and utterly perfect summer’s day on Saturday. […]

Greens on the Green – all you need to know in one place!

Greens on the Green Islington Green, London N1 July 13, 2013 from 11am to 7pm   EIA’s Greens on the Green fair will take place on Islington Green, London on July 13, 2013 – and you’re invited! We hope this summer event will provide a platform to meet supporters and introduce new people to our […]

The Norway whaling probe that led to EIA’s creation

. Some 30 years ago, in June 1983, I was aboard the 116ft North Sea trawler the Balaenoptera with a wonderful crew of volunteers. Our aim was to document Norwegian whaling – something no-one had done before. The momentous decision to end all commercial whaling by 1986 had been made the year before by the […]

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