Press Releases

Court Update: Importing Wild Beluga Whales for Captivity

Monday, March 16, 2015
Washington, D.C.— The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC), Cetacean Society International (CSI), and Earth Island Institute (EII) today filed their joint response to Georgia Aquarium, Inc., in the case of Georgia...

Whale Advocates Take to Boston Streets with Mobile Billboard

Saturday, March 14, 2015
Boston, MA— A mobile billboard — funded by a coalition of U.S. animal protection and conservation organizations — will take the message “ Don’t Buy From Icelandic Whalers ” to the streets of Boston this...

Norwegian Whale Products Trigger Public Health Concerns

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Whale meat shipped from Norway to Japan contains levels of harmful pesticides—including aldrin, dieldrin and chlordane—that violate human health standards established by the Japanese government, according to tests conducted by the Japan’s Ministry of Health,...

Zimbabwe Sells Out Elephants

Friday, January 16, 2015
Zimbabwe is engaged in a heartless heist of baby elephants for sale abroad. Details have been very hard to obtain, and it would seem government officials, aware of the international public backlash, are seeking to...

Conservationists Call on Mexico to Save the Vaquita

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Mexico City— On the day before Mexico’s National Day of Conservation, conservation groups are calling on the Mexican government to enact forceful protective measures to save the critically endangered vaquita, a tiny porpoise species that...