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Stand with Oceana to reinstate emergency protections for endangered sperm whales

Lend your voice to help save sperm whales.

Endangered sperm whales off the coast of California once again face the risk of an agonizing death tied in a drift gillnet. In 2010, 16 sperm whales died by drift gillnets. But this shouldn’t be the case.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) let emergency regulations expire on August 6, without issuing permanent conservation measures for the protection of sperm whales. NMFS’s actions are illegal, being in clear violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act, and we won’t let it stand.

Oceana and other conservation groups announced plans to file a lawsuit against NMFS for acting contrary to the law and against public interest by not protecting endangered whales.

We must gather as many names as possible standing against NMFS for the protection of endangered sperm whales. Your voice will strengthen our case.

Sign our letter to NMFS now to help save the few sperm whales left from dying slow, painful and unnecessary deaths.

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