Tag: arctic

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Navigating Best Practices for the Arctic

The Arctic is changing before our eyes, faster than anyone anticipated. While a report on the state of the oceans and cryosphere by the International Panel on Climate Change is expected in September 2019 and will offer the most comprehensive picture of the Polar Regions, until its completion there are plenty of examples of the […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Pebble Mine: A Threat to Salmon, Belugas and a Way of Life

Most Americans will never visit Bristol Bay, Alaska; still, they have a major stake in its environmental health. In 2018 alone, fishermen in Bristol Bay harvested 41.3 million sockeye salmon, the largest amount on record. Even more remarkable, especially in an age of overfished or collapsing fishing stocks, the 2018 harvest was sustainable. Another 21 […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Second Postcard from the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee

By Daniel Hubbell, EIA Policy Analyst Last week, the Environmental Investigation Agency’s wildlife team celebrated the 4th of July by returning to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the 71st meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71). The London-based IMO is the international body tasked with overseeing marine shipping and vessel traffic on […]

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Waking Up to Climate Change

The United States has joined Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries in the world not party to the Paris climate agreement. Pulling out of this agreement is a significant step backwards in the fight against climate change, stalling growth and development. Below is a personal account from an expeditioner who saw the urgency of […]

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Heavy Fuel Oil

EIA is working to reduce the risks that shipping poses to belugas and other Arctic whales, especially the looming threat of a heavy fuel oil spill As the Arctic Ocean continues to warm and sea ice recedes, shipping in the region is likely to increase. Utilizing routes like the Northern Sea Route along Russia’s northern […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Postcard from London: Charting a Cleaner Course for the Arctic

Earth Day is a chance to celebrate the wonder of the natural world, which on the surface makes it a little ironic that EIA’s Wildlife Team is sending this blog postcard from the back of a London conference room with no windows, and not, say, on a scenic hike or attending a beach cleanup. But […]