TELL U.S. AND CANADIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO PROTECT NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES
In late 2021 a North Atlantic right whale named Snowcone was spotted off Florida with her newborn calf. This remarkable sight was even more amazing because Snowcone was entangled with fishing gear when she gave birth and now swims with rope in her mouth as she nurses the new calf.
Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales are on the verge of extinction, and the population has decreased nearly 10% in the past year. Only around 330 North Atlantic right whales remain, about 80 of which are breeding females. Without aggressive action now, this could be the first large whale to go extinct in the Atlantic Ocean in centuries.
We’re calling on the U.S. and Canadian governments to take urgent action to protect North Atlantic right whales from entanglements in fishing gear and collisions with vessels' - both of which are leading causes of death – and are preventable.
Tell your federal government officials to take immediate action to protect North Atlantic right whales, before they are gone forever. Please feel free to edit the petition text below, then fill out your info on the right to submit your letter.
This action emails your direct federal representatives and can only be completed by U.S. citizens with an address recognized by the database provided by Congress.
Background photo credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit 20556-01