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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Cutting Through The Noise: EIA’s Take on International Progress to Reduce Underwater Noise in Commercial Shipping

Recently, EIA attended the Ship Design and Construction Sub-Committee (SDC 9) meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London. The IMO is where countries meet to agree on regulatory frameworks to, among other things, minimize the environmental impacts of shipping. EIA has been participating in IMO meetings for nearly eight years. We worked together […]


EIA Comments on NOAA Draft Climate Science Regional Action Plan

EIA submits public comments on NOAA’s draft Gulf of Alaska Climate Science Regional Action Plan for 2022-24. These comments specifically address NOAA’s role to investigate current health status, reduce anthropogenic threats, and increase protection measures for critically endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales in order to promote future recovery for this highly depleted population. Download the […]


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
Press Release


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 […]

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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 […]