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International Marine Mammal Project: Top News

Iceland Kills 11 Pregnant Whales, Says It’s A Good Thing
| Mark J. Palmer

More whales die thanks to one rich man's pursuit of more money. Read More >


Bud Bottoms, Sculptor and Environmental Activist
| Mark J. Palmer and Mary Jo Rice

Bud Bottoms will be sorely missed by his friends, admirers, our environmental community, and those who appreciated his art across the globe. Read More >

Topics: Dolphins, Whales

CITES Rules Japan Whaling Violates International Law
| Mark J. Palmer

It's official - Japan can no longer claim to hunt sei whales for scientific research. Read More >


Another Fun Fukushima Kids Dolphin Camp 2018
| Mark J. Palmer

“The smile all the children showed after the dolphin swimming is just a priceless experience.” Read More >


Interview with Dave Phillips, Director and Dolphin Defender - Part 2
| Sharon Ryals Tamm

Part two of an interview with International Marine Mammal Project director David Phillips. Read More >


Interview with Dave Phillips, Director and Dolphin Defender - Part 1
| Sharon Ryals Tamm

David Phillips is Director of the International Marine Mammal Project. Read More >


Blame SeaWorld for China’s Booming Captive Cetacean Industry

Before jumping to blame China, its important to understand that SeaWorld is a boon to the global industry. Read More >


Exclusive: Summary of Russian Orca Capture Expedition

15 orcas and 200 belugas have been captured in Russia, to be sold to Chinese aquariums. Read More >


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  • 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