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A Wonderful Day in Taiji

A Wonderful Day in Taiji

October 24, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Volunteer Cove Monitor Ruth Williams reports on a lucky escape for a pod of dolphins, and she hands out The Cove to students.

Dolphin Project Opposes the Beluga Permits

Dolphin Project Opposes the Beluga Permits

October 11, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Ric O'Barry testifies today before the National Marine Fisheries Service against the import of eighteen captive belugas from Russia.

Marineland: One for the History Books

Marineland: One for the History Books

October 9, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Rachel Larivee from Canada reports on the historic demonstration in front of Marineland calling for the notorious facillity to be closed down.

ALERT:  Stop the Georgia Aquarium Beluga Import Scheme

ALERT:  Stop the Georgia Aquarium Beluga Import Scheme

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

The Georgia Aquarium wants to import eighteen belguas caught in the wild, but almost half the belugas kept in the aquariums supporting the permit have died in captivity.

More Captive Dolphins in the Cove

More Captive Dolphins in the Cove

September 25, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Our Japanese Cove Monitor Sakura tells us about the rounding up of bottlenose dolphins in Taijji, apparently just for captivity.

Dolphin Rehab Facility in the Philippines?

Dolphin Rehab Facility in the Philippines?

September 23, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

Last week, when Ric was in the Philippines, he conducted an investigation of a so-called dolphin rehabilitation center.

The Game Has Changed in Taiji

The Game Has Changed in Taiji

September 11, 2012 by Ric O'Barry, Earth Island Institute

 The dolphin hunters of Taiji have changed their game this year, making it hard for our volunteer Cove Monitors to keep up with them.  Becca Jurczak reports on the capture of bottlenose dolphins.

Not Everyone Loves Marineland!

Not Everyone Loves Marineland!

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

A major demonstration in Canada confronts the inhumane conditions of Marineland, as reported by our friend and campaigner, Rachel Larivee.

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