Blog: Taiji - Cove
Responding to pressure from Earth Island and other groups, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has finally kicked out the Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) for violations of WAZA's animal cruelty code.
Read our Cove Report on the Sept. 2014 to Feb. 2015 season of dolphin hunting in Taiji, Japan, where catch of bottlenose dolphins is down 80% from last year.
For 2015, we have ten priorities for Earth Island's work to protect whales and dolphins all around the world.
Earth Island presents a summary of the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan, to date, and what we can expect for this hunt season.
Our joint lawsuit, filed with Australia for Dolphins, against the Taiji Whale Museum is continuing slow progress through the Japanese court system.
In Hokkaido, whale watching is becoming more and more popular with Japanese tourists, watching species that the Japan government targets for slaughter.
Dr. Roger Payne, one of the world's foremost whale scientists, urges Japan to end the killing of dolphins in Taiji.
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!