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Marine Conservation organizations in North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean

International Marine Mammal Project


Earth Island Institute, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460, Berkeley, California USA

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Dolphins, Whales, Cetaceans, Protection of marine life, Activism


Since 1982, the International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) has been a global leader in protecting whales and dolphins and their ocean habitats. IMMP pioneered the Dolphin Safe tuna fishing standard, stopping the intentional chasing and netting of dolphins by many tuna companies and preventing tens of thousands of dolphin deaths annually. They continue to monitor more than 800 tuna companies to ensure they are following Dolphin Safe fishing practices that protect dolphins and other marine life. The organization campaigns to stop all trade in live dolphins and whales, to end the capture and captivity of whales and dolphins for circus performances; and to fight pollution and plastics in the ocean, particularly the entanglement of marine life in fishing gear. IMMP is an Earth Institute project.

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