Our successes

We were formed in 1984 by environmentalists Dave Currey, Jennifer Lonsdale and Allan Thornton, immediately sparking an international outcry after documenting the slaughter of pilot whale in the Faroe Islands.

From such a strong start, we went from strength to strength as it pioneered a new kind of activism, using undercover investigations with hidden filming, false front companies and detective work to expose environmental crimes and abuses of the natural world.

It’s a ground-breaking tradition still leading the field to this day, with committed investigators working in often dangerous circumstances to bring back the evidence to put before key decision-makers and legal bodies, successfully campaigning for changes in international law and the policy of governments.