Right Whale Emergency Initiative
There are only about 356 North Atlantic right whales left in the world, and of that, less than 100 are breeding females. Between 2017 and 2020, only 22 calves were born. And in that same time, 32 right whales died (including several females). In cases where the cause of death is known, most fatalities have been the result of entanglement in fishing gear and ship strikes.
The Center for Coastal Studies works to save the North American Right Whale from extinction. We are proud to partner with CCS again to help raise funds and support this initiative. There’s no short-term fix to restore the right whale population, and recovery may take decades, but with your support, we can prevail.
Your donation will help the Center for Coastal Studies:
- Ensure that the CCS Marine Animal Entanglement Response team can deploy its ever-ready rescue squad to help right whales entangled in fishing gear
- Identify and protect important feeding areas
- Assess and advance new low-risk commercial fishing methods
- Understand and address underwater noise, marine pollution, and rising ocean temperatures to improve the health of these animals
Please click here to donate to the Right Whale Emergency Initiative, or if you’d prefer to donate by mail, please send your gift to the Center for Coastal Studies at 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown, MA 02657.
Thank you for your support!
About the Center for Coastal Studies:
The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to understanding, preserving and protecting marine ecosystems and the coastal environment through applied research, education and public policy initiatives.
CCS collaborates with local, national and international organizations and works with government agencies to promote environmental stewardship and develop policies and management strategies drawn from solid scientific research.
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