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A school of smelt swimming
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More Food for Cook Inlet Belugas

Alaska approves commercial harvest reductions for key forage fish

Susitna River eulachon play a critical role in the ecosystem of Cook Inlet, especially to a population of endangered beluga whales that calve at the mouth of the river in spring and need to rebuild their energy reserves after the long winter.

The official picture of the commitment made by 12 Chinese companies
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EIA Wildlife Campaign at CITES CoP18

Follow EIA’s Wildlife Campaign at the 18th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties as our campaigners work to ensure protections for some of the world’s most at-risk wildlife populations. August 17, 2019 Wildlife Policy Analyst, Taylor Tench, gives an update on EIA’s wildlife priorities on Day 1 of CITES Cop18. August 18, 2019 […]

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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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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President Obama Visits a Changing Arctic

By Dan Hubbell, EIA Assistant Policy Analyst As the final stop on his summer tour on climate change, President Obama is in Alaska today. In addition to making history as the first sitting President to visit the American Arctic, this visit is not merely symbolic. More than four hundred dignitaries from all eight Arctic nations […]