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Whale Watching in Hokkaido Growing in Popularity

November 17, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

In Hokkaido, whale watching is becoming more and more popular with Japanese tourists, watching species that the Japan government targets for slaughter.

Save Japan Dolphins Seven Seas Auction is LIVE!

November 12, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Our annual Save Japan Dolphins Seven Seas Auction is LIVE and ready for your bid!

My School Won’t Go to SeaWorld

November 7, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Student Phoebe Goldstein of Colorado tells us how she got her school to drop SeaWorld from their field trip.

Open Letter to Japan from Dr. Roger Payne

November 6, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Dr. Roger Payne, one of the world's foremost whale scientists, urges Japan to end the killing of dolphins in Taiji.

Ten Day Rescue of Four Blue Whales in Indonesia

October 30, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Our staff member Femke den Haas tells the full story of the rescue of four endangered blue whales in Indonesia.

San Francisco Recognizes Cetaceans Right to Freedom

October 22, 2014 by Laura Bridgeman

Cetaceans have the right to be free. We just need to recognize it. 

Jennifer Goes the Distance to Help Dolphins

September 10, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Jennifer Wolfsong is running a 100-mile race to benefit our Save Japan Dolphins Campaign!

The Truth about Winter the Dolphin

September 17, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

A Dolphins Tale is a Hollywood fantasy; here's the ugly truth about Winter the dolphin and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida.

GOOD NEWS 10-29 All the Blue Whales are Free!

October 23, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

GOOD NEWS:  Femke den Haas of Jakarta Animal Aid Network reports that all the blue whales are free and in the ocean!

Ric and Izumi at Temple University Tokyo

October 8, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Ric O'Barry and Izumi Ishii, the former dolphin hunter from Futo who now supports dolphin protection, speak together at Temple University in Tokyo.  See the video of their talk!

Earth Island to Defend Belugas In Court Case

April 21, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Earth Island Institute and our colleagues have been successful in being allowed to intervene in a court case to prevent the importation of eighteen wild-caught beluga whales from Russia to the Georgia Aquarium and three SeaWorld parks.

Angel in Captivity—Updated

February 4, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Our volunteer Cove Monitor Heather Hill managed to gain access to the Taiji Whale Museum to photograph and video Angel in her tank, and the results show continued problems for the little albino dolphin.

An Urgent Update from Japan

September 22, 2014 by David Phillips, Save Japan Dolphins

Executive Director Dave Phillips of Earth Island's International Marine Mammal Project explains why we need your support in Japan.  Please consider a donation.

Join Our Fall Contest

September 27, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

We need your help for coming up with auction items for our annual Save Japan Dolphins Seven Seas Auction this fall.  Do you have a great idea for an auction item?

Towards Personhood: Its Everyone’s Responsibility

February 7, 2014 by Laura Bridgeman

Shifting our collective ethics about dolphins

1.5 Million Donations of $1

October 16, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

One of our great volunteers, the talented film-maker and actress Melissa Thompson Esaia, is making a movie about global warming, and YOU can help in a unique Kickstarter Campaign!

El cautiverio es cruel – ¡No compre boletos a espectáculos de delfines!

February 4, 2013 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Los delfines han evolucionado por millones de años, adaptándose perfectamente a la vida marina. Los problemas relacionados con el cautiverio incluyen, pero no se limitan, a los siguientes hechos.

Jedol and Sampal are Free - We Have Proof!

April 17, 2014 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Jedol and Sampal are free and swimming off Jeju Island in Korea after being released nine months ago, we have PROOF!

Las Orcas Y Otros Delfines No Pertenecen En Cautiverio.

July 14, 2014 by Laura Bridgeman

Decir no al cautiverio!

Tell WAZA to Take Action Against Dolphin Hunts -UPDATE

January 21, 2014 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Urge WAZA to enforce their Code of Ethics and expel the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) from their organization.  Sign the new petition by our Japanese colleagues!

Taiji Dolphin Drive Hunt is Not a Tradition

January 21, 2014 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

The claim by the government of Japan that the dolphin drive hunts are "traditional culture" in Taiji is nonsense -- the hunts started in 1969.

No Dolphinariums in India

January 14, 2013 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Good news from India: No dolphinariums will be authorized by the government!

Saving Dolphins in Singapore and the Philippines

June 6, 2011 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Ric O'Barry tells of blood dolphins caught in the Solomon Islands, trained in the Philippines, but destined for small tanks in Singapore.

SeaWorld’s Hypocrisy

September 24, 2011 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

SeaWorld is putting out a press release to emphasize their "rescue" work with dolphins, whales, and seals, but don't buy what they are trying to sell.

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