Support Our Taiji Campaign

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Our Cove Monitors Are On The Front Lines

Our team of dedicated Cove Monitors have pledged to reporting from the ground every day of the hunting season in Taiji. We serve as the world’s eyes and ears, documenting and reporting in real-time, to shine a light on this drive fishery– one of the only remaining sites of wild captures of dolphins for the captive entertainment industry.


For years, Dolphin Project has been the only independent body to act as an observer to monitor the hunts in Taiji. While we are not permitted to intervene, our role in documenting the hunts, tracking captures and slaughters, and broadcasting to the world serves to ensure that the hunts remain in compliance with local regulations– and that each and every life is counted, and remembered.

Our continued activism has kept the pressure on the hunters and the Japanese government to end the hunts, and with each new viewer, we are shifting the tide in how the public thinks about captivity. Through Dolphin Project’s relentless commitment to exposing the cruelty of the Taiji hunts, we hope to protect future generations of wild dolphins from slaughter and a lifetime of exploitation.



Transfer of captive dolphins in the neighboring town of Nachikatsuura, Japan

Supplies our Cove Monitor team with ongoing ground costs associated with a six-month long campaign.


Dolphin Project Cove Monitor scans the horizon for hunting boats, Taiji, Japan.

Keeping our team equipped with camera and broadcasting technology and gear.



Taiji, Japan #JDD19

Working with Japanese activists to increase awareness locally.


Ren Yabuki, Director of Life Investigation Agency celebrates victory in Japanese courts.

Working with Japanese organization LIA on critical lawsuits in efforts to protect dolphins from mistreatment and abuse.

Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible as authorized by law. IRS 990s: 2022 2021 2020

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