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Our 2018 Accomplishments for Whales and Dolphins
| 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. Read More >


Twenty-Five Scientists Urge Russian Government to End Permits for Live Orca Captures
| Mark J. Palmer

25 scientists and experts urge Russia to cease issuing capture and export permits for live orcas. Read More >


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 >


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 >


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 >


Japan Uses Captive Dolphins in Run-up to 2020 Olympics
| Mark J. Palmer

The performing dolphins were captured in the bloody drive hunts of Taiji. Read More >


Honey, a Captive Dolphin Abandoned in Shuttered Aquarium in Japan
| Mark J. Palmer

We contacted WAZA about this situation. Here's what they said. 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