Iceland’s last whaler has sought to justify the killing of endangered fin whales by claiming their slaughter will help Iceland achieve its climate goals. In this briefing, EIA’s Ocean experts debunk his spurious assertions and call on the Government of Iceland to finally institute a permanent ban on all commercial whaling.
The IWC’s critical role in tackling the impacts of plastic on the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises Global production of virgin (primary) plastics has increased from two million tonnes in 1950 to 460 million tonnes in 2021 – an increase of 22,900 per cent. To date, humans have produced about 10 billion tonnes of plastics […]
The 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP19) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will take place from 14-25 November in Panama City. EIA encourages CITES Parties and stakeholders to consider information contained in this document when making decisions on proposals and matters in […]
Policy recommendations for the Government of China prior to the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming, 11-24 October 2021
For the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as cetaceans), 2018 is a critical year. This briefing outlines several issues of concern regarding the global status of whales, dolphins and porpoises, and offers steps that can be taken to address them through the IWC
Japan, Norway and Iceland continue commercial whaling, which flies in the face of international environmental agreements while serving no economic or nutritional purpose. It is time for commercial whaling to end and for the IWC to reaffirm the continuation of the moratorium and promote the conservation of all whales