In a major victory for whale conservation, a federal court ruled in favor of the US National Marinef Fisheries Servide and four environmental group intervenors including the Earth Island Institute, to block the importation of 18 beluwha whales from Russia's Sea of Okhotsk. The belugas would have been imported for public display at several captivity facilities in the US including the Georgia Aquarium and Shedd Aquarium.
One of the great conservationists of our time has passed away, and we will miss working with Zeke Grader to protect the oceans, the fish and the fishemen he loved.
Our friends with Friend of the Sea help protect whales in Sri Lanka from ship strikes.
The IWC Scientific Committee questions the science behind Japan's proposed scientific whaling, but Japan plans to kill 333 minke whales in Antarctica this winter anyway.
Global warming threatens whales and dolphins and their marine habitats. Here is the first of a series of blogs about the danger, and what you can do to help.
JAZA's having a time-out.
For 2015, we have ten priorities for Earth Island's work to protect whales and dolphins all around the world.
Read about Japan's new plans to kill yet more whales in Antarctica, in defiance of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.