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77 Cetaceans Died at SeaWorld While Keiko Was Being Rescued
| Eva Marrero

The numbers don't lie, but SeaWorld does. Read More >


SeaWorld Is Lying To You - New Video

SeaWorld dismisses the Keiko effort because they refuse to support any retirement of dolphins and whales. Read More >


Keiko Documentary At World Cetacean Alliance Conference
| Laura Bridgeman

The award-winning documentary Keiko: The Untold Story remains extremely relevant to today’s efforts to liberate dolphins and whales from captivity. This is why the film will be featured at the World Cetacean Alliance conference, happening in Durban, Africa, on June 24-29. Read More >


France Bans Captivity While SeaWorld Refuses To Budge
| Laura Bridgeman

On May 7, France made the ‘bombshell’ announcement to phase out captivity for dolphins and orcas permanently. It is a move that is in line with the rising tide of public awareness that recognizes the cruelty inherent in the captive dolphin industry – something that SeaWorld continues to willfully ignore. Read More >


Action Alert: Support Vancouver Commissioners and Seaside Sanctuaries!
| Laura Bridgeman

Vancouver Aquarium has launched an offensive so that they can continue to make belugas suffer in captivity. Read More >


A Compelling Chronicle of Our Fraught Relationship with the Polar Bear
| Mark J. Palmer

“Deeply held preconceptions keep us from seeing the true nature of some animals. The polar bear is a prime example.” Read More >

Topics: Sanctuaries

Barcelona Shutting Down Its Dolphinarium!
| Laura Bridgeman

Barcelona has decided to shut down it's dolphinarium and explore retirement options. Read More >


Third Issue of Eco: Escalating Whale Meat Trade and Other Threats to Whales

Third Issue of Eco: Escalating Whale Meat Trade and Other Threats to Whales 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