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Marine Conservation organizations in Asia, Australasia and the Pacific region

Save Japan Dolphins

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

Region Active

Asia

Initiative

2004

Activity

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

Description

In 2004, the International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) initiated the Save Japan Dolphins campaign to end the cruel drive hunts. Through their educational work in Japan, the number of people eating dolphin meat has dropped dramatically. However, the Taiji dolphin slaughter continues. The Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove depicts the work of the International Marine Mammal Project in opposing the dolphin hunts in Taiji. Despite government opposition, they continue to work inside Japan with local activists and organizations to stop the killing. And consumption of dolphin meat.

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