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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

Fake Whale Reminds Parisians of the Plight of Real Whales
| Mark J. Palmer

The “whale” was hyper-realistic, including smelling like a dead whale and looking like it was rotting and bloated. Art collective artists even walked around it as if they were scientists studying the corpse. Read More >


Will Trump Open National Marine Sanctuaries to Offshore Oil Drilling?
| Mark J. Palmer

Tell Trump To Stay Out Of Marine Sanctuaries! Read More >


Japan’s Bizarre And Sad New Whaling Laws
| Mark J. Palmer

The madness behind the Japan government’s continued support of hunting whales and dolphins apparently is catching. Read More >


Trump Administration Attacks Marine Mammal Protection
| Mark J. Palmer

Pending cetacean protections have been withdrawn, giving the driftnet fisheries more chances to kill whales and dolphins. Read More >


Japan Continues Illegal Whaling Scheme
| Kelly D’Ambrogia

Three whaling vessels returned to Shimonoseki, a whaling port in southwest Japan, with 333 dead minke whales aboard, the result of a recent whaling expedition. Read More >


A Sad History of Whaling
| Emilia Malachowski

It has been estimated that around 45,168 whales have been killed since the 1986 ban 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