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Keiko Whale Rescue: Top News

SeaWorld Refuses Orca Retirement In Order To Keep Making Money Off Of Them
| By David Phillips, President, Free Willy/Keiko Foundation

SeaWorld’s refusal to consider retirement of captive orca whales to sea pen sanctuaries is based on the commercial gain associated with retaining orcas at their facilities rather than on a factual evaluation of sea sanctuary retirement. Read More >


Refuting SeaWorld and Mark Simmon’s False Claims About Keiko and Sea Pen Sanctuaries
| David Phillips, President, Free Willy/Keiko Foundation

While Keiko was in seaside sanctuaries, 17 orcas died in captive concrete tanks. Mark Simmons established a global operation aimed at catching wild dolphins and selling them to aquariums all over the world. Read More >


The Success of Keiko’s Journey is Well Documented
| By Richard Donner, Lauren Shuler Donner & Jennie Lew Tugend

The producers of "Free Willy" want to assure you that Keiko's rehab and release was a success - despite what SeaWorld and the captivity industry wants you to believe. Read More >


Cousteau: Keiko Was Not A Failure
| Jean-Michel Cousteau, President & Chairman, Ocean Futures Society

Jean-Michel Cousteau Calls Out SeaWorld's Criticism of Keiko Release Effort and Urges Retirement of Captive Orcas Read More >


SeaWorld Ends Orca Breeding But Still Says No To Retirement
| David Phillips, Director, International Marine Mammal Project

The "last generation of orcas in SeaWorld’s care” won't ever get to retire. Read More >


Donate to our Auction and Receive a Free Dolphin Tee!
| Mary Jo Rice, Associate Director, International Marine Mammal Project

Donate an item for our online auction and receive a dolphin t-shirt! All donations are tax-deductible. Read More >


Another Orca Dies Too Young At SeaWorld
| International Marine Mammal Project

SeaWorld's alleged care has resulted in yet another untimely death of an orca whale. This is the third death in under six months at SeaWorld San Antonio. Read More >


Key 2015 Accomplishments for Dolphins and Whales
| David Phillips, International Marine Mammal Project

A look back on the International Marine Mammal Project's Key 2015 Accomplishments for Dolphins and Whales, including the Dolphin Safe label, Fukushima Dolphins Kids Camp and more! Read More >


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  • 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