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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 and the narwhal. As the regulatory body responsible for maritime shipping, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has the opportunity to mitigate these impacts. For the 71st Meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee EIA in collaboration with the International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT) presented the following briefing highlighting possible impacts and solutions for a cleaner, quieter Arctic marine environment.

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Recent Blog Posts

Celebrating the Life's Work of Dame Daphne Sheldrick, Savior of Elephants in Africa
04/20/2018
Last week, the wildlife conservationist community, and more importantly the world’s elephants, lost one of their most important and avid champions when Daphne Sheldrick, savior of hundreds of orphaned African elephants, died on April 12 in Nairobi at the age of 83.
EIA Condemns Establishment of Rhino Horn Trade Desk
03/06/2018
EIA condemns the establishment of Rhino Horn Trade Africa (RHTA), an initiative launched yesterday by the South Africa-based Private Rhino Owners Association (PROA).

Recent Reports

EIA opposes Trump administration plan for new oil leases in beluga habitat
03/09/2018
Today EIA filed a comment in opposition to the unprecedented plan by the administration to open 98 percent of the American outer continental shelf to oil and natural gas activity.
JAPAN’S ILLEGAL IVORY TRADE: Briefing Document for Delegates to CITES Standing Committee 69
11/27/2017
EIA's recommendations to the Standing Committee with regard to CITES Resolution Conf. 10.10 and Japan's ivory trade

Recent Press Releases

IMO Takes Major Step Towards Ending Dirty Fuel Use in the Arctic
04/13/2018
EIA hails the IMO's agreement to develop a ban on the use and carriage for use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.
IMO Member States Must Back Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil from Arctic Shipping
04/09/2018
As a meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee opens today in London (MEPC72), the Clean Arctic Alliance called on IMO member states to support a proposal to ban heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Arctic shipping.

Recent Videos

Beluga Whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska
09/19/2017
A short video about the endangered population of beluga whales in the Cook Inlet
New York Ivory Crush
08/04/2017
New York state destroyed nearly two tons of ivory in Central Park
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