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Vancouver Aquarium Loses Two Captive Belugas – Mother and Child
| Mark J. Palmer

Within just weeks of each other, the Vancouver Aquarium has lost two beluga whales, a mother and her child, to uncertain causes. Read More >


Barcelona Considers Shutting Down Dolphinarium and Retiring Dolphins

Barcelona is currently deciding whether to shut down its dolphinarium, become a dolphin captivity-free city, and retire the dolphins to seaside sanctuaries. Read More >


Lets Keep the Pressure on Namibia - Say No To Massive Cetacean Captures and Exports!

The Namibian Government should reject the proposal to capture hundreds of marine animals from their waters. Read More >


Solomon Island’s Bold Decision to Free Dolphins Destined for Captivity

TakePart talks with the International Marine Mammal Project about the recent captures in the Solomon Islands. Read More >


Eco Issue 4: Paul Watson: Japan’s Traditional Whaling Claims A Joke

The final issue of Eco includes editorials by Paul Watson, Paul Spong and José María Figueres Read More >


SeaWorld Connects to Taiji Through Association of Trainers
| Allison Huey

SeaWorld and other aquariums claim to oppose the Japan dolphin drive hunts and slaughter. But they have a major link to the slaughter via the dolphin trainers’ Association. Read More >


Illegally Captured Dolphins in Solomon Islands Returned To Ocean After Police Raid

Dolphins illegally captured in the Solomon Islands for captivity have been released. Read More >


Local and International Movement Grows to Stop Massive Cetacean Capture
| Laura Bridgeman

The movement to stop these cruel captures is heating up. 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