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Taiji Plans Big Future on the Backs of Captive Dolphins

Taiji’s leaders are planning to have dozens of captive dolphins trapped in a “whale park”, and sell 60 dolphins to China every year. Read More >


South Korea Bans Imports of Live Dolphins from Taiji
| Mark J. Palmer

Dolphins caught by cruel methods are no longer permitted to be imported into the country. Read More >


Analysis of Taiji Dolphin Slaughter for Season 2017-18

The horrible and heartless season of slaughter of dolphins in Taiji has ceased for now; here's how it played out this year. 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 >


Analysis: Taiji Dolphin Slaughter Less Than Half of Last Season’s
| Mark J. Palmer

What are the reasons for the low dolphin catches this year? Read More >


In Memoriam: Eiji Fujiwara
| The International Marine Mammal Project

He was one of Japan's foremost environmental advocates. Read More >

Topics: Taiji, Japan

Taiji Dolphin Drive Killing Is Definitely Not A Tradition
| Mark J. Palmer

An Exchange of Letters in the New York Review of Books Read More >


Dolphin and Whale Products Should Be Banned At 2020 Tokyo Olympics
| Mark J. Palmer

We challenge the International Olympics Committee to ban products of whales and dolphins from being offered or sold at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Read More >


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