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DOLPHIN SAFE MONITORING IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA
| Dong Pading, Int'l Monitoring Program

Earth Island monitors work to ensure that dolphins are not chased, harassed, netted or killed during tuna fishing operations. Monitors inspect tuna canneries, storage facilities and fishing vessels including here in Papua New Guinea. Read More >

Topics: Dolphins

SAVING THE LIVES OF ENDANGERED WHALES
| Paolo Bray, Director, Friend of the Sea

Shipping lines have been ignoring the impact of its ship strikes on whales. Friend of the Sea is urging the World Shipping Council to prevent ship strikes in Sri Lanka and worldwide. Read More >

Topics: Dolphins

Kids Take Action for Dolphins
| International Marine Mammal Project

These kids have the right idea: don't purchase a ticket to any captivity facility! The Taiji dolphin slaughters support and subsidize the global captivity industry. Help us put an end to it for good. Read More >


WATCH “KEIKO, THE UNTOLD STORY” NEW MOVIE TRAILER
| Theresa Demarest, filmmaker for "Keiko, The Untold Story".

Keiko moves from the sea pen to a bay pen in Iceland and then swims all the way to Norway. Read More >

Topics: Dolphins, Keiko

First Sea Sanctuary for Whales, Dolphins Considered
| BY JENNIFER VIEGAS, Discovery News

The first permanent sea sanctuary for whales and dolphins could be located in Vancouver, British Columbia, according to marine mammal experts who are also still considering other locations. Interest in establishing a sea sanctuary for former captive cetaceans is ramping up, with a workshop on the matter to be held in December at the Society for Marine Mammalogy biennial conference in San Francisco. Read More >

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Shameful Dolphin Killing in Taiji, Japan to Resume on Sept. 1
| Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

The notorious and cruel dolphin killing in Taiji, Japan, is scheduled to resume on September 1. But this season, there will be one major difference. After a 10-year campaign by Save Japan Dolphins, in concert with Australians for Dolphins, Sea Shepherd and other groups, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is finally cracking down on Japan aquariums that buy dolphins from the Taiji drive fishery. Read More >

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2014 Annual Report - International Tuna Monitoring Report
| David Phillips. Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Thanks to your continued participation, Earth Island’s monitoring program continues to be one of the largest and most successful environmental monitoring programs in the world, encompassing 515 tuna companies, brokers, fishermen, and retail outlets in 71 countries. Our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 organizational and environmental standards credentials have been renewed for another year by an independent outside accrediting agency, QMS, ensuring continued quality monitoring for tuna around the globe. Verifying the dolphin-safe operations of tuna companies around the world has been instrumental in the protection of dolphins and other marine life as well as providing consumer confidence in tuna products. We are proud of the work of our monitors and heartened by the hundreds of tuna companies that have honestly and diligently complied with the Dolphin Safe standards. Under ISO 9001 and 14001 standards, we have independent recognition of the quality of our work. Read More >

Topics: Dolphins

RUSSIAN ORCA WHALE IMPORTS COULD BE NEXT
| Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

18 wild-caught beluga whales from the Sea of Okhotsk may be imported into the United States to be kept in small concrete tanks. Over the past two years, eleven orcas were caught in the wild in the Sea of Okhotsk. Seven are believed to have been exported to a Chinese aquarium, while three others are now at the Moscow aquarium, the first orcas ever put on display in Russia. Take action with us now. Read More >

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International Marine Mammal Project >
  • Sharks Are Being Devastated All Over the World, Sought for Their Fins (and Usually ONLY Their Fins) for Shark Fin Soup. Our Colleagues at Friend of the Sea Has Made a Dent, Encouraging Two Business Chains to Stop Serving Shark Fin Soup.
    - By Friend of the Sea
  • As carbon dioxide is absorbed by the oceans, the oceans become more and more acidic, with devastating impacts on krill, corals, diatoms and other species at the base of the oceanic food chain, upon which dolphins and whales depend.
    - By Audrey Evangeline Lee
  • The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has Listed the Dolphin Killing Tuna Industry of Mexico as "Sustainable" But a UK Audit Questions Their Standards
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Save Japan Dolphins >
  • As documented in "The Cove", dolphins continue to be horribly slaughtered while the dolphin hunters get top dollar for live trained dolphins, ripped from their families.
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • Taiji is not the only place that dolphin hunts occur in Japan. In northern Japan ports, Dall's porpoises are harpooned for their meat.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • The International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute has achieved some major goals in protecting whales and dolphins in 2018. Looking forward to continuing our efforts in the new year.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Dolphin + Whale Project >
  • As carbon dioxide is absorbed by the oceans, the oceans become more and more acidic, with devastating impacts on krill, corals, diatoms and other species at the base of the oceanic food chain, upon which dolphins and whales depend.
    - By Audrey Evangeline Lee
  • Japan announces they will no longer kill whales in the Antarctic Ocean, a cause for celebration, but also they will drop out of the IWC and start commercial whaling within its 200 mile zone, bad news for those whales and dolphins.
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • The International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute has achieved some major goals in protecting whales and dolphins in 2018. Looking forward to continuing our efforts in the new year.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Keiko Whale Rescue >
Freeing Whales & Dolphins from Captivity >
  • 34 Marine Mammal Experts Are Asking President Putin to Return the 10 Orcas and 80+ Beluga Whales, Now Kept in Inadequate Facility, To Their Ocean Homes. The Russian Government Has Still Not Decided How to Proceed.
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • Prominent Citizens from Around the World, Including Russians, Have Signed a Letter Urging President Putin to Restore the Whales, Currently Held in the Notorious Russian "Whale Jail", to Their Ocean Families. Scientists, Actors, Supermodels and Business Leaders Have Signed!
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • Dolphinaris in Arizona has Finally been Shut Down, but the Remaining 4 Dolphins (Four Others Died in Dolphinaris) have been Moved to a Poorly Situated sea pen Enclosure on the Caribbean Island of St. Thomas. Water Circulation is Poor, and It is No Sanctuary. You Can Help!
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Dolphin Safe Fishing >
  • Sharks Are Being Devastated All Over the World, Sought for Their Fins (and Usually ONLY Their Fins) for Shark Fin Soup. Our Colleagues at Friend of the Sea Has Made a Dent, Encouraging Two Business Chains to Stop Serving Shark Fin Soup.
    - By Friend of the Sea
  • Increasingly, Plastics are Showing Up All Around the Marine Environment, in Places Far From Shores. Whales and Dolphins are in Peril Due to the Increase in Plastics in the Ocean.
    - By Erin Murphy
  • The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has Listed the Dolphin Killing Tuna Industry of Mexico as "Sustainable" But a UK Audit Questions Their Standards
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project