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Walmart: Stop Supporting Dolphin Killing!
| David Phillips, International Marine Mammal Project

Sign our petition and tell Walmart: Stop Supporting Dolphin Killing! Even though the company agreed not to sell dolphin-deadly tuna, we found out that they are. Read More >

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2015 Fukushima Kids Dolphin Camp
| Tomomi Mikawa, Transpacific Correspondent

A Japanese citizen's perspective on Fukushima and the peaceful dolphins of Mikura Islands, which are a short distance from the horrors of ‪#‎Taiji‬. Read More >


Tell Walmart to Stop Supporting Dolphin Killing
| David Phillips. Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Walmart is a behemoth company that regularly draws the ire of environmentalists, labor movements and human rights advocates alike. The company once more finds itself in a negative spotlight - by selling dolphin-deadly tuna in it's online and brick-and-motar stores in Latin America. Read More >

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Protecting Solomons Islands Dolphins Through Eco-Tourism
| Lawrence Makili, Pacific Island Director, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

EII Pacific Island Director Lawrence Makili reports on new efforts to support dolphin eco-tourism in the Solomon Islands. This is an exciting joint effort with the villagers, some funding from the government, and expertise and involvement from Earth Island Institute. Read More >


Sign the Petition to IMATA to Get Their Trainers out of the Taiji Dolphin Business
| David Phillips, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Help sign the petition to put pressure on the Int'l Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA) to get their certified trainers out of the waters of Taiji, Japan where they are helping select and measure dolphins for a life in captivity. Read More >


Scientists Call for California Commission to End Captive Orca Breeding
| Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

A group of scientists has come together to propose that the Commission add a condition to the permit approval in which SeaWorld would no longer breed orcas in captivity in San Diego. The condition would further restrict SeaWorld from bringing in or removing any captive orcas from their San Diego facility, with exceptions for retirement of captive orcas to a sea pen and for bringing in stranded and sick individuals for rehabilitation and return to the ocean. Read More >


The Latest on Earth Island Institute’s SeaWorld Lawsuit
| David Phillips, August 24, 2015

The Latest on Earth Island Institute's SeaWorld Lawsuit Read More >

Topics: Dolphins, SeaWorld

Reflections On Our Key Beluga Lawsuit Victory
| Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

We at Earth Island and activists dedicated to ending the captivity of cetaceans are celebrating the victory in federal court in Atlanta. In a huge win, Judge Amy Totenberg denied the Georgia Aquarium the permit they sought in order to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales from a population in Russia that is sorely depleted. "This federal court ruling is a stunning rebuke to every captive whale facility that tries to profit off ripping belugas, orcas and other marine mammals from the wild, despite cruel capture methods and damage to their populations,” stated David Phillips, Director of the International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute. The court victory has many ramifications. Russia, along with Taiji, Japan, and Cuba, is becoming a major source of captive marine mammals, as other sources around the world have either been depleted or closed to the dolphin trade by activists and governments. Read More >


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