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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.

Final 2012 Taiji Report

Final 2012 Taiji Report

December 27, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Save Japan Dolphins Cove Monitor Yoav Ben-Shushan reports from the Cove in Taiji, where last week hundreds of wild bottlenose dolphins were kept in nets for days while representatives of the captive dolphin industry chose animals for a life of imprisonment.

Marcos Update: A New Sea Pen

Marcos Update: A New Sea Pen

December 21, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Little Marcos in Spain needs a new sea pen, so the volunteers of PROMAR, with some funding from the Dolphin Project, is building him a new home.

An Apology to uShaka Marine Park

An Apology to uShaka Marine Park

December 20, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

It looks like the information we had on the party at uShaka Marine Park in South Africa was wrong, and so Ric apologizes to the Park.

Saving Marcos: One Day at a Time

Saving Marcos: One Day at a Time

December 3, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

In Almerimar, Spain, the local grassroots volunteer group PROMAR is successfully raising a young striped dolphin, Marcos, to be released back into the sea, despite many looming roadblocks.

More Hope and Faith

More Hope and Faith

November 10, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

For three days, the dolphin hunters have failed to find any dolphins, as our volunteer Cove Monitor Kerry O'Brien reports on her last day in Taiji.

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