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TIME TO BLACKLIST THE TAIJI WHALE MUSEUM
| Mark Palmer, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

On Friday, Sept. 4th, the Taiji Whale Museum told the Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) that it would no longer be a member of the Association. The reason? The Taiji Whale Museum is the foremost broker for wild dolphins caught in the notorious Taiji dolphin drive hunts. Read More >


Fukushima Kids Dolphin Camp is Changing Lives in Japan
| Mark J. Palmer, International Marine Mammal Project

The youth of Japan bring hope that the protection of dolphins is coming. This amazing Japanese Kids Camp is bringing kids from the Fukushima area where high radioactivity limits their playing outdoors to the beautiful Mikura Island where dolphins are protected and revered. What happens is magical. Read More >


DOLPHIN SAFE MONITORING IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA
| Dong Pading, Int'l Monitoring Program

Earth Island monitors work to ensure that dolphins are not chased, harassed, netted or killed during tuna fishing operations. Monitors inspect tuna canneries, storage facilities and fishing vessels including here in Papua New Guinea. Read More >

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SAVING THE LIVES OF ENDANGERED WHALES
| Paolo Bray, Director, Friend of the Sea

Shipping lines have been ignoring the impact of its ship strikes on whales. Friend of the Sea is urging the World Shipping Council to prevent ship strikes in Sri Lanka and worldwide. Read More >

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Kids Take Action for Dolphins
| International Marine Mammal Project

These kids have the right idea: don't purchase a ticket to any captivity facility! The Taiji dolphin slaughters support and subsidize the global captivity industry. Help us put an end to it for good. Read More >


WATCH “KEIKO, THE UNTOLD STORY” NEW MOVIE TRAILER
| Theresa Demarest, filmmaker for "Keiko, The Untold Story".

Keiko moves from the sea pen to a bay pen in Iceland and then swims all the way to Norway. Read More >

Topics: Dolphins, Keiko

2014 Annual Report - International Tuna Monitoring Report
| David Phillips. Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Thanks to your continued participation, Earth Island’s monitoring program continues to be one of the largest and most successful environmental monitoring programs in the world, encompassing 515 tuna companies, brokers, fishermen, and retail outlets in 71 countries. Our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 organizational and environmental standards credentials have been renewed for another year by an independent outside accrediting agency, QMS, ensuring continued quality monitoring for tuna around the globe. Verifying the dolphin-safe operations of tuna companies around the world has been instrumental in the protection of dolphins and other marine life as well as providing consumer confidence in tuna products. We are proud of the work of our monitors and heartened by the hundreds of tuna companies that have honestly and diligently complied with the Dolphin Safe standards. Under ISO 9001 and 14001 standards, we have independent recognition of the quality of our work. Read More >

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INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER CHRIS PALMER
| Laura Bridgeman, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Earth Island Institute interviews Chris Palmer, one of the world's foremost wildlife documentary filmmakers about dolphins, whales, and wildlife protection around the world. Read More >


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