EIA came to the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Jersey with a new report on Iceland’s whaling and trade in whale products, determined to ensure that IWC member countries recognise and respond to Iceland’s whaling
As the plane dipped to one side, the window revealed a sea of deep green below. Thousands of trees packed together like tiny cotton balls, their canopies forming a roof over one of nature’s greatest shows. Beneath, a beguiling cast of orang utans and gibbons, birds and insects
I think the programme did a great job of explaining this huge problem and our responsibility as consumers to ensure that our old junk doesn’t end up poisoning children in developing countries. EIA was involved with the programme from its inception and I think it’s been a good example of successful collaboration
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I’m now back at EIA from India. I’ll have to agree with a colleague on my lack of any kind of suntan, as I spent most of my time positioned firmly out of the sunshine, indoors, attending a suite of tiger conferences which included the release of India’s latest tiger census figures
In March this year, Indonesia and Norway signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) on REDD+ an ambitious scheme to compensate countries such as Indonesia for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation. Under the agreement, Norway has pledged a $1 Billion fund
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.