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  • April 22, 2010

    Do Zoos and Aquariums Provide Effective Conservation Education to the Public?

    Humane Society International

    A study entitled "Do Zoos and Aquariums Promote Attitude Change in Visitors? A Critical Evaluation of the American Zoo and Aquarium Study" by Dr. Lori Marino and colleagues critiques a 2007 study by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) entitled "Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter: Assessing the Impact of a Visit to a Zoo or Aquarium."

  • February 18, 2010

    Drive Fisheries

    Humane Society International

    In drive fisheries, dolphins and other small cetaceans are driven toward the shore, rounded up, and slaughtered for food or fertilizer. A few of the dolphins are shipped live to marine parks or aquaria.

  • February 1, 2010

    Hector's Dolphin: Still Declining

    Humane Society International

    Though better protected than in the past, New Zealand's Hector's dolphin is still declining.

  • December 10, 2009

    Rekindling the Waters

    Humane Society International

    HSI's Senior Scientist, Naomi Rose, interviewed the author of "Rekindling the Waters: The Truth About Swimming with Dolphins."

  • July 20, 2009

    "The Cove": What You Should Know About Dolphins in Captivity

    Humane Society International

    The film "The Cove" shows in graphic detail what happens to thousands of dolphins hunted and killed every year by fishermen in Taiji, Japan. A few dolphins escape immediate death, only to be sentenced to a lifetime of miserable confinement in amusement parks.

  • April 27, 2009


    Humane Society International

    Humane Society International seeks to minimize the impacts of human activities that affect dolphins and other small cetaceans, directly and incidentally.

  • September 18, 2008

    Victory for Dolphins in Panama

    Humane Society International

    In a major victory for dolphins, a company called Ocean Embassy left Panama and abandoned plans to capture up to 80 of the animals for use at a new luxury resort in that country.

  • October 23, 2007

    Captures in Solomon Islands

    Humane Society International

    Humane Society is trying to communicate with the Solomon Islands government, but to date the government is favoring commercial exploitation of the country's dolphins over their conservation and well-being.

  • August 2, 2007

    Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program (AIDCP)

    Humane Society International

    The Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Program (AIDCP) is a legally binding, multilateral agreement that entered into force in February 1999.

  • January 30, 2004

    International Protections for Captive Cetaceans

    Humane Society International

    Although there are no international regulations protecting captive whales and dolphins, there are international trade treaties.

  • January 1, 2000

    The Case Against Marine Mammals in Captivity: The Fourth Revised Edition

    Humane Society International

    The revised fourth edition of The Case Against Marine Mammals in Captivity should provide readers with all the arguments they need to oppose the public display of these animals.