Help A Right Whale Swim Freely

$75.00
The North-Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered of all large whales, with a long history of human exploitation and no signs of recovery despite protection from whaling since the 1930s.

Today, the species is at risk from ship collisions, entanglement in fishing nets, and separation from calving areas because of shipping traffic.
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WWF has reached significant milestones regarding the protection of this species, including helping drive a shift of the shipping lanes in Canada's Bay of Fundy, thereby reducing the risk of ship strikes of right whales in Canadian waters by up to 80%. However, collisions in US and other Canadian waters remain a major conservation problem for the species.

Because of your gift WWF be able to increase awareness of the need for cetacean conservation at the national and regional levels, and to create opportunities for local communities to be involved in, and to profit from, cetacean conservation initiatives.

To save whales, WWF works with governments to establish sanctuaries, with shipping companies to change their routes, with fishing industries to update their technologies, and with coastal residents to establish ecotourism.  But new threats to whales are arising.  Many whale species are now at risk from offshore oil exploration, which forces them from their feeding areas.  With your help we can put pressure on oil companies to operate responsibly and away from critical whale habitats.