TODAY (December 2) is the 70th anniversary of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW), signed in Washington DC in 1946 and entering into force on November 10, 1948. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) was set up to undertake the business of the Convention, from offices in Cambridge, UK
The Iwate coast has been a focus of EIA investigations for the past two decades because it is the centre of the Japanese Dall’s porpoise hunt, with more than half a million porpoises killed in the past 70 years. We have repeatedly called on the Government of Japan to bring the hunts to an end
If 2012 has shown anything, it’s that we’re still small and that our concise reports anchored in hard documentary evidence – often obtained undercover in potentially dangerous circumstances – continue to give us the clout to punch well above our weight
The new documentary Hunt for the Whalers, following EIA undercover investigators in Iceland and Japan, makes its UK premiere on Nat Geo Wild. Our visuals specialist Paul Redman was one of the team being filmed and here he reflects on almost of decade of campaigning and investigating in Japan
Our Cetaceans Campaigner, Clare Perry, reports on a visit to Japan to document the Dall's porpoise hunt and survey local supermarkets for porpoise meat. While it seems catches have reduced in recent years, more information is required and we will continue to try to establish a dialogue with Japanese authorities.