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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 >


Success? Company Supposedly Withdraws Application To Destroy Namibian Coastal Ecosystems

The power of the people just won another huge victory: the companies that applied for a permit to capture hundreds of dolphins, whales and other marine animals in Namibian waters off Africa have announced that they will no longer pursue approval for the permit. 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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