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34 Scientists Call On President Putin to Return Whales to Their Home Waters
| By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

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. Read More >


Breaking News: Prominent Global Citizens Urge Russia to Free the “Whale Jail” Whales
| 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! Read More >


Dolphinaris Dolphins Out of the Frying Pan, Into…
| 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! Read More >


IMMP “Lives of Wild Dolphins” To Screen at International Ocean Film Festival
| By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

Our short film "Lives of Wild Dolphins" has been accepted by the International Ocean Film Festival and will screen on Sunday, March 10th at 1 PM in Cowell Theater in Fort Mason, San Francisco. Come see the film on the big screen and join the Q&A afterwards with IMMP Director David Phillips. Read More >


Russian Government Needs to Act Towards Release of Orcas and Beluga Whales
| By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

It is Still Unclear What the Russian Government Will Do with the 87 Beluga Whales and 10 Orcas (One Apparently Died) in the Russian "Whale Prison." Action is Needed Now, But the Internal Russian Debate Continues. Read More >


We Call for Permanent Closure of Dolphinaris in AZ
| By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

IMMP and Many Others Opposd the Opening of Dolphinaris, a Swim-with-Dolphins Facility in the Arizona Desert. IMMP is Now Calling on the US Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to Close Dolphinaris Permanently. You Can Help! Read More >


Four Captive Dolphins Die in Arizona within Two Years
| By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

Despite strong opposition from IMMP and other organizations, Dolphinaris opened near Scottsdale, Arizona, featuring swim-with-dolphins programs for tourists. Now, four of Dolphinaris' captive dolphins have died there. IMMP wants it closed down. Read More >


LA VIE DES DAUPHINS SAUVAGES - VERSION FRANÇAISE

Dolphins and whales do not belong in captivity. They have complex and intricate lives in the wild oceans, and do not belong in tanks. Watch our video "Lives of Wild Dolphins" with French subtitles. 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