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Thomas Cook Stops Selling Orca Captivity!
| Laura Bridgeman

Over ninety percent of respondents told the company to take animal welfare into consideration. 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 >


Plaintiffs Seek Early Trial Date to Reveal the Truth about SeaWorld’s Captive Orcas
| Mark J. Palmer

The saga of getting SeaWorld to stop their misleading claims about orcas continues. Read More >

Topics: Lawsuit, Orcas, SeaWorld

Frequently Asked Questions About Keiko

All the info you've always wanted to know about the true story of Keiko. Read More >


Thousands Turn Out for Empty the Tanks Demonstrations
| Mark J. Palmer

Demonstrators gathered in 22 countries at numerous marine parks to protest keeping cetaceans in concrete tanks. Read More >


Toxins Key to Saving Beloved Southern Resident Orcas
| Sharon Ryals Tamm

Our beloved southern resident orcas are dying off. We know a lot about them, who’s related to whom, what they eat, and what they need. It’s time to get the work done. Read More >


The Sad Affair of Wikie, the So-Called Talking Orca
| Mark J. Palmer

Wikie deserves so much better than being a subject for pointless experiments. Read More >


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Campaign Top News

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