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Happy Birthday Dolphin Project!

Happy Birthday Dolphin Project!

April 22, 2013 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Forty-three years ago today, Ric O'Barry tried to free his first dolphin, and the Dolphin Project was born.

Pat Derby: Lions and Tigers and Elephants

Pat Derby: Lions and Tigers and Elephants

April 16, 2013 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Our friend Pat Derby, defender of elephants and founder of the best sanctuary in the world for exotic animals, died recently.  We will miss her.

Hope and Tragedy on My Last Day

Hope and Tragedy on My Last Day

February 16, 2013 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Volunteer Cove Monitor Terra Baylor describes his last day in Taiji, while Japanese activists demonstrate in Tokyo against hunting of whales and dolphins.

More Risso’s Killed in Taiji

More Risso’s Killed in Taiji

January 11, 2013 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Once again, the waters of the Cove turn red as the Taiji dolphin hunters kill a pod of Risso's dolphins, as reported by our volunteer Cove Monitor Cynthia Fernandez.

Death of Risso’s Dolphins

Death of Risso’s Dolphins

January 9, 2013 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

More sad tidings from Taiji:  A pod of Risso's dolphins is slaughtered, as reported by our volunteer Cove Monitor Cynthia Fernandez.

The Good and the Bad News

The Good and the Bad News

January 8, 2013 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Two new developments today: Richard Branson of Virgin Airways posts a blog about Taiji, and our volunteer Cove Monitor Cynthia Fernandez reports on the capture of more dolphins for captivity.

More Taiji Dolphins for Captivity

More Taiji Dolphins for Captivity

January 7, 2013 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Our volunteer Cove Monitor Cynthia Fernandez describes yet another hunt in Taiji for captive dolphins.

Taiji Dolphins in Captivity

Taiji Dolphins in Captivity

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

Our volunteer Cove Monitor Cynthia Fernandez discusses a sad day in Taiji visiting the captive dolphins.

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