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International Whaling Commission: Top News

Whaling Industry Cannot Be Trusted
| Mark J. Palmer

To say that the global whaling industry is corrupt is an understatement. Read More >


We May Never Understand the Ocean-Wide Damage Done by Industrial Whaling
| Peter Brannen

A striking article about the ongoing tragedy that is industrial whaling. Read More >


Japan To Propose IWC End Commercial Whaling Moratorium
| Mark J. Palmer

Will Japan succeed in resuming commercial whaling? Read More >


Japan Whaling Program Discovered Pregnant Whales Easier to Kill

The whaling fleet went over their quota by killing pregnant whales. Read More >


Iceland Set To Kill 191 Endangered Fin Whales For Profit
| Laura Bridgeman

Iceland continues to violate the rights of whales, aiming to kill 191 individuals. Read More >


Japan Fisheries Agency Increases Bloody Taiji Dolphin Quotas
| Mark J. Palmer

Quotas aren't based on field surveys of dolphin populations, leaving many to wonder how they are established in the first place. Read More >


Science from Lethal Whaling Just Isn’t Relevant
| Eva Marrero

Only one-third of the publications from whaling countries were admitted to scientific journals. This was half the number of publications from non-whaling countries. Read More >


Approved Dolphin-Safe Importers, Distributors, Brokers, Retailers, Agents
| Sarah Elzea, Int'l Marine Mammal Project

Updated list of worldwide tuna importers, distributors, brokers and retailers who comply with Earth Island Institute's Dolphin-Safe tuna policies. 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