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Dolphin + Whale Project: Top News

Iceland Whale Tourism – Go Whale Watching, But Don’t Eat Them!

It's all too easy to end up eating whale in Iceland, even when you don't mean to. Most of the whale meat from the cruel hunts is purchased by tourists, many of them unwittingly. Read More >


A Mob by Any Other Name - Dolphin Killed By Selfies
| Lori Marino, Founder and Director, Kimmela Center

Kimmela Center director Lori Marino writes about how SeaWorld's miseducation encourages behavior that kills wild stranded dolphins. Read More >


Coastal Commission Fires Director Despite Huge Public Support
| Mark J. Palmer, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

seven members of the California Coastal Commission ignored a huge showing of public support for Executive Director Charles Lester, and voted in private to fire him. Read More >


Klamath Dam Removal To Help Endangered Orcas
| Shari Tarantino, President, Orca Conservancy

Fewer dams could mean more salmon and, hopefully, more orcas. Read More >

Topics: Dolphins

Developers Lead Effort to Oust CA Coastal Commission Executive Director
| Mark J. Palmer, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

There is every likelihood that SeaWorld is involved, along with other pro-business and anti-ethical interests that want to see California's coast developed for greedy aims. Read More >


Global Warming and Sea Level Rise
| Mark J. Palmer, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Global warming is being caused by gases that are emitted by human activities. What can you do? Use less energy and eat less meat, for starters. Read More >

Topics: Dolphins

Key 2015 Accomplishments for Dolphins and Whales
| David Phillips, International Marine Mammal Project

A look back on the International Marine Mammal Project's Key 2015 Accomplishments for Dolphins and Whales, including the Dolphin Safe label, Fukushima Dolphins Kids Camp and more! Read More >


Eyeball to Eyeball with a Dolphin
| Mark J. Palmer, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Mark Palmer recalls a recent trip spent swimming with wild dolphins in the crystalline waters of Bimini. Read More >

Topics: Dolphins

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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