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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 >


Iceland’s PM States Opposition to Whaling in Response to Blue Whale Death

Support for whale protection might be growing stronger in Iceland. Read More >

Topics: Iceland, Whales, Whaling

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 >


Spending Time with Wild Whales in Baja
| Mark J. Palmer

Where does the grey whales' trust come from? I don’t know, and I'm not sure that we humans deserve it, really. Read More >


Entanglement: The Threat of Commercial Fishing to Dolphins and Whales
| Mark J. Palmer

Fishing gear can kill cetaceans at a high enough level that populations can become threatened. Read More >


Trump Takes Unprecedented Action To Attack National Monuments
| Mark J. Palmer

The Administration also wants to shrink National Marine Sanctuaries to accommodate commercial fishing and offshore oil drilling. Read More >


Japan Declares Commercial Whaling is Purpose of “Research”
| Sharon Ryals Tamm

We went through Japan's new whaling laws and discovered that their "research" had cruel intentions all along. Read More >

Topics: Whales, Whaling

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Campaign Top News

International Marine Mammal Project >
  • 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
  • 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
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 >
  • 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