Act Right Now
Protect critically endangered right whales and their habitat!
Help protect the North Atlantic right whale by signing our petition. We are asking the U.S. government to expand critical habitat for North Atlantic right whales including:
1. Their Gulf of Maine feeding area (as proposed by NOAA)
2. Their southeast US calving area (as proposed by NOAA)
BUT NOAA SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE:
3. The southern range of currently designated critical habitat in the southeast
4. Their mid-Atlantic migratory corridor
5. The waters off coastal Maine
Sign the petition and we’ll deliver it with the attached letter to NOAA Fisheries. If you would like to add your own comment, please include the five points above.
WDC is committed to protecting the areas these whales call home.
Thanks to increased research and technology, we now know right whales need more space to feed, breed, socialize, migrate and raise their young. In fact, the US government agreed with WDC's joint petition to expand designated critical habitat for right whales, submitted back in 2009, though this has yet to be fully implemented. WDC will make sure their homes are protected - won't you help us accomplish this?
Sign our petition today. We will be submitting comments and signatures to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) April 17th, 2015.
Would you like to do more? Our goal is to add 50 new monthly donors during this campaign. We are asking for 500 pennies each month - one for each remaining North Atlantic right whale.
THE JOURNEY OF A RIGHT WHALE was developed by the Education Committee of the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium, of which WDC is a member.