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Ringling Brothers Circus to Close; No More Animal Acts
| Mark J. Palmer

The venerable (and long-protested) Ringling Brothers, and Barnum & Baily Circus has announced that it will close after 146 years of touring the United States. Read More >


Namibia Enviro Minister Warns Against Stealing Wildlife

Namibian environment minister Pohamba Penomwenyo Shifeta has come out strongly against the proposal. Read More >


Tilikum:  A Sad Ending to a Sad Life
| Mark J. Palmer

Today, SeaWorld announced that Tilikum, one of the oldest (but by no means old) male orcas in captivity has died. Read More >

Topics: Orcas, SeaWorld

Key Accomplishments in 2016
| Mark J. Palmer

2016 proved to be a year of many accomplishments for whales and dolphins. The International Marine Mammal Project was kept busy. Read More >


Barcelona Shutting Down Its Dolphinarium!
| Laura Bridgeman

Barcelona has decided to shut down it's dolphinarium and explore retirement options. Read More >


40 Namibian Environmental Groups Petition China to Stop Exploitation of Wildlife
| Mark J. Palmer

A group of 40 Namibian environmental organizations delivered an Open Letter to the Ambassador of China on December 21, 2016. The letter criticizes the Chinese government’s lack of action against poaching operations ongoing in Namibia perpetrated by Chinese nationals. Read More >


Vancouver Aquarium’s Case For Captive Whales Flounders
| Jeff Matthews

Unable to pinpoint a specific cause for the deaths of their last two remaining belugas, the aquarium was left to speculate. And speculate they did, deftly pointing their finger at the critics of whale captivity that have been an ever-present thorn in their side. Read More >


Organizations Call on Vancouver to Stop Beluga Imports & Ban Captivity

Banning imports could help sever breeding ties with SeaWorld and other commercial facilities while avoiding further harm to wild populations. Read More >

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International Marine Mammal Project >
  • Dr. Anita has been arrested by the Solomons government and charged with violation of the Fisheries Management Act, which prohibits capture of live dolphins in Solomon Islands waters and the granting of permits for export.
    - Mark J. Palmer
  • The venerable (and long-protested) Ringling Brothers, and Barnum & Baily Circus has announced that it will close after 146 years of touring the United States.
    - Mark J. Palmer
  • The current season of the bloody dolphin hunts, that take place every year in Taiji, Japan, is now two-thirds over.
    - Mark J. Palmer
Save Japan Dolphins >
Dolphin + Whale Project >
  • Dr. Anita has been arrested by the Solomons government and charged with violation of the Fisheries Management Act, which prohibits capture of live dolphins in Solomon Islands waters and the granting of permits for export.
    - Mark J. Palmer
  • Namibian environment minister Pohamba Penomwenyo Shifeta has come out strongly against the proposal.
  • 2016 proved to be a year of many accomplishments for whales and dolphins. The International Marine Mammal Project was kept busy.
    - Mark J. Palmer
Keiko Whale Rescue >
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