Tag: belugas

Five Years of Failure

Cook Inlet beluga whales (CIBWs) are in peril. Only about 279 individuals remain and at their current rate of decline the population faces a serious risk of functional extinction in about a decade. Cook Inlet belugas have been in decline for almost two decades and were designated as endangered in 2008. While the situation is […]

White Whale, Gold Mine – Live Premiere

Watch above or directly on Youtube!Premiere starts at 4pm Alaska / 8pm Eastern! What the film is about: Featuring music by Portugal. The Man and narrated by Zach Carothers, White Whale, Gold Mine shines a light on the importance of beluga whales to Alaskans and the Alaskan ecosystem. The film will highlight how belugas, other […]

The Pebble Tapes

The Pebble Tapes are a series of recorded conversations between EIA investigators and the Chief Executive Officers of Pebble Limited Partnership and Northern Dynasty Minerals, the companies behind the contested Pebble Mine project in Alaska. The the tapes are organized by topic and edited for brevity within each topic. Where the investigators’ voices can be […]

EIA Regulatory Comment on Hilcorp Alaska Plan for Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Oil and Gas Activities in Cook Inlet, Alaska

On May 1, 2019, The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) wrote a letter in response to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries’ request for comments on a petition for regulations governing the taking of marine mammals by Hilcorp in Cook Inlet, Alaska from 2019-2024. Home to a critically endangered population of beluga whales, EIA […]

Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”

The Canary in the Coal Mine: Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

Beluga whales are a distinctive and iconic part of the web of life that flows through Cook Inlet, Alaska. Once numbering in the thousands, the Cook Inlet Beluga population has fallen to about 330 individuals. This short film that discusses the importance of the Cook Inlet Beluga population, and reflects on how helping the population […]