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Keiko Whale Rescue: Top News

Breaking News:  Russian Government Commits to Releasing Captive Orcas and Beluga Whales
| By Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources Announced They Will Soon Release 11 Captive Orcas and 87 Beluga Whales Kept in the "Whale Prison", but Questions Still Remain Read More >


Save the Whales This Giving Tuesday
| Mark J. Palmer

We are one of the most effective nonprofit organizations working to protect whales, dolphins and their ocean homes. Read More >

Topics: Dolphins, Whales

Russian Orcas and Beluga Whales are in Deep Trouble
| Mark J. Palmer

Russian Conservationists Are Under Attack as they attempt to document captured cetaceans. Read More >


Give It Up For the Orcas
| Dr. Paul Spong and Helena Symonds

The Southern Resident orca whales number only 74 individuals. They have not had a successful birth, in 3 years. 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

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 >


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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International Marine Mammal 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
  • 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
  • Russian Conservationists and Experts Inspect Conditions in Russia's "Whale Prison", Raising Concerns About the Health and Well Being of 87 Beluga Whales and 11 Orcas
    - 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 >
Dolphin Safe Fishing >
  • 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
  • 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