Hoping to see protected fin whales in their natural environment, Baker, US whale-watching tourist, and others in his party were instead confronted by the grim spectacle of the Hvalur 8, owned by Icelandic multi-millionaire whaling kingpin Kristján Loftsson, towing dead whales back to port
Eighteen international environmental and conservation organisations are calling on EU governments to halt all exports of raw ivory when the EU’s Committee on Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora meets on April 10 in Brussels. Ivory trade has expanded in the EU, now the world’s largest exporter of pre-Convention or ‘old’ ivory
Whale meat shipped from Norway to Japan contains levels of harmful pesticides – including aldrin, dieldrin and chlordane – that violate human health standards established by the Japanese Government, according to tests conducted by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
Our new report, Vanishing Point - Criminality, Corruption and the Devastation of Tanzania's Elephants, reveals that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officals to traffic huge amunts of ivory. This illegal trade has caused half of Tanzania's elephants to be poached in the past five years.
A formal diplomatic protest was delivered to the Icelandic Government in Reykjavik. Signed by 28 EU Member States, USA, Australia, Brazil, Israel, Mexico and New Zealand. Monaco associated with the statement.“respect the IWC’s global moratorium and end its commercial whaling and international trade in whale products”