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Is Everyone Abandoning SeaWorld?
| Laura Bridgeman

Attendance and plunging stock prices seem to say so. Read More >


Prohibit Transfer of dolphins to Greece!
| Elisabeth Dimitras

Despite of Greek legislation that prohibits the use of all animals from performing spectacles and relevant activities, the Attica Zoological Park still puts on dolphin shows under the guise of “Educational presentations”. Read More >


The Slow Demise of the Cetacean Captivity Industry
| Laura Bridgeman

A look back at the history of this industry illustrates the direction it is ultimately headed. Read More >


SeaWorld CEO Trashes Sea Pens Yet Again
| Mark J. Palmer

Seems like SeaWorld and it’s CEO Joel Manby just cannot say enough bad things about sea pens. Read More >


National Aquarium to Send Captive Dolphins to Sea Pen Sanctuary, While SeaWorld Rejects Retirement
| Mark J. Palmer

There isn’t a single captive cetacean that wouldn’t benefit by being retired to seaside sanctuaries. Read More >


An Oasis For Orcas: Plans For World’s First Retirement Facility Unveiled
| David Grimm

Science Magazine explores the initiative to retire all orcas from captivity. 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