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Freeing Whales & Dolphins from Captivity: Top News

野生イルカの暮らし

野生のシャチやイルカに法的権利を与え 人間の危害や捕獲から解放してあげよう。 Read More >


Жизнь диких дельфинов

Несправедливо удерживать дельфинов в неволе. Read More >


Thomas Cook Stops Selling Orca Captivity!
| Laura Bridgeman

Over ninety percent of respondents told the company to take animal welfare into consideration. Read More >


Why Dolphins Die Young In Captivity Despite Medical Care

Captives get fed every day and receive veterinary care for all their ills. Yet, still they die at a young age. Read More >


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 >


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 >


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

Thousands Turn Out for Empty the Tanks Demonstrations
| Mark J. Palmer

Demonstrators gathered in 22 countries at numerous marine parks to protest keeping cetaceans in concrete tanks. Read More >


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Campaign Top News

International Marine Mammal Project >
  • The Trump Administration is so gung-ho for oil drilling off our shores for the oil companies that they are ignoring the government shutdown in order to speed up processing of drilling and seismic testing offshore for oil.
    - By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
  • The International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute is suing the Trump Administration in order to get planning papers from Dept. of Interior about plan to lease 90% of US outer continental shelf for offshore oil drilling.
    - 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
Save Japan Dolphins >
  • 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
  • We are one of the most effective nonprofit organizations working to protect whales, dolphins and their ocean homes.
    - Mark J. Palmer
Dolphin + Whale Project >
  • 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
  • Mexico is honoring its gray whale population and protected sanctuaries with a new image on their 500 pesos note.
    - Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project
Keiko Whale Rescue >
Freeing Whales & Dolphins from Captivity >
Dolphin Safe Fishing >
  • 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
  • We are one of the most effective nonprofit organizations working to protect whales, dolphins and their ocean homes.
    - Mark J. Palmer