A Safer Sea for Right Whales

Printer-friendly version

Right Whale, © Brian Skerry

For years, Defenders of Wildlife worked hard to instate slow-speed zones for ships in places where endangered North Altantic right whales are often found. We knew that this would be the best way to protect migrating right whales, especially calves and new mothers, from ship strikes, which have long been a major threat to the species. Now, the National Marine Fisheries Service has finally made these slow-speed zones permanent!

Read more on our blog >>

You may also be interested in:

bighorn sheep, © David Lamfrom
How You Can Help
We’re turning to President Obama to ask him to permanently protect 1.3 million acres of vital desert lands by designating the Sand to Snow, Castle Mountains and the Mojave Trails including the Pisgah Valley as national monuments!
honeybee, © Dolores Rose
In the Magazine
Keeping the world abuzz and blooming is crucial 
to biodiversity and our own food supply
Bluebird, ©‎ Sarah Stierch (Flickr)
In the Magazine
As birds and other small wildlife look for shelter, build nests and try to escape predators, sometimes they enter human-made places that are anything but the safe havens they seek.