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Cetacean Habitat: Top News

Tour of Grief is Over - But Family’s Troubles Are Not
| Laura Bridgeman

What will humans do to save the Southern Residents? Read More >


Defenders of Mexico’s Environment Chronicle Their Battle
| Mark J. Palmer

A book review on one incredible environmental activists' journey and success. Read More >


Breach the Dams, for the Orcas!
| Mark J. Palmer

Take action to save the Southern Residents today! Read More >


Is this One Orca Mother’s Last Cry for Help?
| Laura Bridgeman

Are the Southern Residents trying to tell us something? Read More >


Orcas in Monterey Bay
| Mark J. Palmer

Humpback whales have come to the aid of other marine mammals being attacked by orcas, an extraordinary example of compassion for a different species. Read More >


Friend of the Sea Leads Efforts to End Ship Strikes of Whales
| Mark J. Palmer

Friend of the Sea has included new standards for whale watching and other activities to protect dolphins and whales. Read More >


Interview with Sumona Majumdar, New General Counsel for Earth Island
| Sharon Ryals Tamm

Sumona Majumdar is Earth Island Institute’s new General Counsel and head of Earth Island Advocates, coordinating legal and litigation work for the Institute. Read More >


Don’t Let Congress Gut Our Antiquities Act
| Mark J. Palmer

Trump continues to threaten National Monuments. 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