Our comms team takes the floor!

It’s no good EIA doing important work, using innovative techniques if no-one ever hears about it!” to quote a frustrated campaigner.

The EIA comms department have been working hard to ensure that our message does get out there and our efforts have produced some very positive developments in recent months.

Firstly the number of people ‘liking’ our Facebook page increased to over 2000 last week. This was a very exciting milestone for us and a big ‘thank you’ to all our ‘fans’ – we really do appreciate your support. If you have friends you think might be interested in what EIA does why not point them in our direction?

Secondly in June we were included in the Guardian’s Top 50 wildlife and conservation Twitter accounts considering we have only been ‘Tweeting’ since June 2009 this was a public endorsement of the quality of information and humour of tweets from campaigners and staff in various settings and conferences around the world. Are you following us?

Obviously this blog is another new development, which has been enthusiastically embraced by all staff, so you can look forward to hearing from all the various campaigns and also some of the people that don’t normally feature in our external communications.

Finally and at long last we have managed to secure funding to re-develop our ageing web-site. The current web-site was originally designed in 2005! and has been creaking for a number of years now. We have ambitious plans for utilising our extensive video and stills archive and making it easier for people to join in our campaigns so watch this space!