Protection Status

Endangered »

Endangered Species Act

The North Atlantic right whale has been listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act since 1973. However, the National Marine Fisheries Service have yet to take the necessary measures to protect the whales by enacting stricter regulations for shipping lanes and boat speeds despite petitions and a lawsuit from Defenders.

Endangered »

IUCN Red List


Appendix I »


North Atlantic right whales are listed in Appendix I.