2019 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, China  (June 2019) Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park opened more than six months ago. CCA investigators made a site visit in December 2018 with Dr. Ingrid Visser and returned with Dr. Naomi Rose in June 2019. Visitor-ship still seems somewhat low. Local Uber (taxi) drivers and hotel […]

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CCA publishes new report – OCEAN THEME PARKS: A Look Inside China’s Growing Captive Cetacean Industry – 2nd edition

BREAKING NEWS: We are proud to announce that we have just published a new edition of our report “OCEAN THEME PARKS: A Look Inside China’s Growing Captive Cetacean Industry  – Second Edition 2019 “ The report, which is of interest to scientists and non-scientists alike, is the culmination of hard investigative work and research undertaken […]

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Al Jazeera’s 101 East releases behind the scenes footage from China’s marine park industry

BREAKING NEWS as Al Jazeera’s 101 East releases a 25 minute documentary on China’s marine park industry. China: Caging the Ocean’s Wild investigates the devastating cost of China’s expanding ocean theme parks on the world’s largest marine mammals.  Showing shocking behind the scenes footage of cruel animal mistreatment, training methods, dead dolphins in freezers and seals […]

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CCA’s concerns over the ex-situ plan of transporting YR finless porpoises to aquariums

The CCA has stated its serious concerns in an open letter about the move of 14 Yangtze River (YR) finless porpoises from the safety of their reserves to Zuhai Chimelong Ocean Kingdom and Shanghai Haichang Polar Ocean World.  The proposed move will harm the welfare of the individual dolphins involved and have no conservation value […]

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2018 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Grandview Aquarium, China

China’s Grandview Polar Ocean World in Zhengjia Plaza shopping mall is a living hell for animals. (March 2018) Since the opening of the Grandview aquarium in early 2016, there have been numerous reports of large numbers of fish deaths, the mysterious disappearance of a whale shark (which is presumed dead) and a media frenzy surrounding […]

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2018 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Nanning Zoo, China

China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Nanning Zoo, China (January 2018) Nanning Zoo is another typical city zoo in China with small enclosures, many animals and a lack of information boards or education materials. It holds a Chinese white dolphin (Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin) called Lao Bai who broke his upper jaw by accidentally inserting it into […]

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2017 China Cetacean Alliance investigation into Nanchang’s Aquariums

Animal welfare issues in three aquariums in Nanchang, China. Nanchang Wanda Aquarium | Nanchang Zoo | Nanchang Ocean Park (November 2017) Nanchang Wanda Aquarium In 2013, the Wanda Group announced that it would build the self-proclaimed “world’s largest aquarium” in Nanchang, Jiangxi. We were very sorry to hear this well-funded and well-resourced company had entered […]

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