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Five Years of Failure

Five Years Into Recovery Plan, Endangered Whale Population Plummeting Because of Cumulative Threats, Lax Federal Oversight WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Investigation Agency, Alaska Wildlife Alliance, and Cook Inletkeeper submitted a legal petition today demanding that the Secretary of Commerce and the National Marine Fisheries Service stop issuing “take” authorizations to oil companies […]

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 […]

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 […]

Charting the Future for Cetaceans and Polar Shipping

As the Arctic continues to warm at twice the rate of the global average, it has become more accessible to industrial activities and shipping. These increasing activities pose potential risks – including a spill of heavy fuel oil (HFO) and disruption from noise – to the Arctic’s cetaceans (whales and dolphins), like the beluga whale […]