In what is widely regarded as the single biggest step to end the slaughter of elephants, China has confirmed the full closure of its domestic ivory market, a move with the potential to be a genuine game-changer in terms of ending the voracious consumer demand which has directly spurred a massive illegal trade in ivory
EIA is delighted that the European Parliament this week sent an unequivocal message to Norway that it must stop whaling and exporting whale meat to Japan.The resolution passed clearly emphasising the EU position with regard to the cruel and unsustainable practice of whaling
Iceland’s rogue whaling kingpin Kristján Loftsson has announced the cancellation of yet another season hunting endangered fin whales this summer. The second season he has scrapped, citing ongoing difficulties with Japanese customs on imports of his whale products and also the strong krona.
The killing in Myanmar of a journalist who covered issues related to illegal logging in the country must be investigated thoroughly and all findings made public. Soe Moe Tun, based in the Sagaing region, was found with extensive head and facial injuries; local police have begun an investigation into his death
Thirty years after the International Whaling Commission (IWC) implemented the moratorium on commercial whaling – an agreement that ultimately saved many great whale populations from certain extinction – cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) worldwide are facing grave and growing threats from a range of human activities