Prevent the Extinction of the North Atlantic Right Whale

  • by: Judy Molland
  • recipient: Chris Oliver, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries at National Marine Fisheries Service

Update: It's devastating newsThe 2018 winter calving season for these critically endangered whales just ended without a single newborn calf being spotted off the southeast U.S. coast.

There's never been a more critical and urgent time to take action to save these majestic whales. Please sign and share!


The North Atlantic right whale is under threat of extinction. Only 450 still exist, and of these only about 100 are breeding females.

2017 was a particularly terrible year for these endangered marine mammals: 17 have been found dead, many as a result of collisions with vessels or entanglements with fishing gear. And in 2018, researchers haven't spotted a single newborn all breeding season. 

It's imperative that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service step up their protection of the North Atlantic right whale by tracking them, removing lines from the water (line free fishing) from fisheries that could cause deadly entanglements, and requiring vessels to change routes as necessary.

Please join in demanding the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service take these steps today to help save the North Atlantic right whale from extinction.

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