Conservationists urge EU and US governments to intervene London/Washington DC: Conservation and animal welfare groups expressed concern today over news that Iceland’s hunt of endangered fin whales will resume this summer. The Icelandic newspaper Skessuhorn reported yesterday that it had “reliable evidence” fin whaling will begin again, after being shut down last summer due […]
Films featuring the work of the Environmental Investigation Agency have picked up top awards at the 35th International Wildlife Film Festival in the US. EIA is no stranger to event, held annually in Montana, after taking the award for Best News Programme two years ago with Eco Crime Investigators: Skin and Bones. This year, three […]
A briefing calling for China’s status as a CITES-approved buyer of ivory to be immediately revoked and urging UK and European Union governments to press for a review of all holders of Approved Buyer status and to halt all one-off auctions of stockpiled ivory.
Governments urged to take responsibility for failure of ‘legal’ trade LONDON: Legal ivory auctions must be stopped and China stripped of its Approved Buyer status if the rising tide of elephant poaching is to be curbed. In a new briefing, Blood Ivory: Exposing the myth of a regulated market, released today, the London-based Environmental Investigation […]
LONDON, UK / WASHINGTON, DC: Internet giant Amazon.com has now officially banned the sale of all whale and dolphin products from its wholly owned Japanese website, following global outrage that these products were offered for sale. Amazon confirmed the prohibition on its main website by adding language under the Food and Beverage section that prohibits […]
What a difference a day makes. On Tuesday morning, we released our report Amazon.com’s Unpalatable Profits and launched our campaign to urge internet giant Amazon to remove all whale products from its wholly owned subsidiary Amazon Japan. To say the response was overwhelming is to put it mildly. Tens of thousands of people around the […]