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More Dolphin Deaths at Zoos and Theme Parks - Whale Sanctuary Project
| Michael Mountain, Member Communications, Whale Sanctuary Project

Zoos and aquariums continue to use and abuse dolphins and whales for profit. Read More >


Japan To Propose IWC End Commercial Whaling Moratorium
| Mark J. Palmer

Will Japan succeed in resuming commercial whaling? Read More >


Study on Dolphin Happiness Fails in Many Respects
| Laura Bridgeman

Many are calling the results of this study into question. Read More >


Friend of the Sea Leads Efforts to End Ship Strikes of Whales
| Mark J. Palmer

Friend of the Sea has included new standards for whale watching and other activities to protect dolphins and whales. Read More >


Interview with Sumona Majumdar, New General Counsel for Earth Island
| Sharon Ryals Tamm

Sumona Majumdar is Earth Island Institute’s new General Counsel and head of Earth Island Advocates, coordinating legal and litigation work for the Institute. Read More >


Don’t Let Congress Gut Our Antiquities Act
| Mark J. Palmer

Trump continues to threaten National Monuments. Read More >


Plaintiffs Seek Early Trial Date to Reveal the Truth about SeaWorld’s Captive Orcas
| Mark J. Palmer

The saga of getting SeaWorld to stop their misleading claims about orcas continues. Read More >

Topics: Lawsuit, Orcas, SeaWorld

Japan Whaling Program Discovered Pregnant Whales Easier to Kill

The whaling fleet went over their quota by killing pregnant whales. Read More >


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Campaign Top News

International Marine Mammal 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
  • 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
  • Russian Conservationists and Experts Inspect Conditions in Russia's "Whale Prison", Raising Concerns About the Health and Well Being of 87 Beluga Whales and 11 Orcas
    - 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 >
Dolphin Safe Fishing >
  • 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
  • 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
  • After ten years of litigation, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has concluded that the US Dolphin Safe tuna label should remain strong, and not be weakened to allow Mexican tuna, stained by the blood of dolphins, to be falsely labeled "Dolphin Safe". A huge victory!
    - Mark J. Palmer, Associate Director, International Marine Mammal Project