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

Oceans & Arctic

The future of our global oceans, arctic marine landscapes, and the unique species that rely on them is in peril. Loss of sea ice due to climate change, emerging underwater noise exposure from increased commercial shipping, and continued fossil fuel development all pose significant challenges to species survival. We campaign to protect fragile ecosystems and vulnerable marine mammal populations. 

With rapid Arctic Ocean warming, the need for urgent protection of marine mammals and their habitat is critical. EIA works to advance policy and regulatory mitigation measures to ensure that these imperiled species can survive a changing ocean.

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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 […]

 Illegal wood in PNSD and Yavarí Tapiche
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EIA JOINS CALL FOR PERMANENT PROTECTIONS FOR BRISTOL BAY AFTER ARMY CORPS DENIAL OF PEBBLE MINE PERMIT

Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied Northern Dynasty Mineral’s Clean Water Act 404 permit for the Pebble Mine, a massive gold and copper mine proposed for the headwaters of Bristol Bay Alaska. EIA’s Wildlife Team Lead and Counsel, Danielle Grabiel, said: “The Army Corps made the right decision today for […]

 Illegal wood in PNSD and Yavarí Tapiche
Press Release

IMO and Arctic States Slammed for Endorsing Continued Arctic Pollution

IMO and Arctic States Slammed for Endorsing Continued Arctic Pollution NGOs protest outrageous approval of Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil “ban” which will drive continued pollution of the Arctic throughout 2020s London, 20 November 2020:- The Clean Arctic Alliance today slammed the decision by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to approve a ban ridden with of […]

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Newly Released Recordings Pull Back the Curtain on the Canadian Company Behind Pebble Mine

Washington D.C. —The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today released two tapes that feature Canadian mining baron, Ron Thiessen, discussing his political strategy for securing a federal permit for the controversial Pebble Mine project in southwest Alaska. The recordings underscore both Thiessen’s importance as a driving force behind the Pebble project and the financial windfall that […]

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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 […]