Citizen Science Boosts Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Conservation Happy Citizen Science Day! In celebration of tomorrow’s annual event celebrating citizen science, also known as community science, we’re taking a moment to appreciate the dedicated volunteers who work with Defenders gather data that helps save species. Alaska Director Karla Dutton is partnering with dozens of organizations… Read more »
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The health of the Earth’s oceans are indicators of our planet’s overall health – when they’re in trouble, so are we. So, it’s important to keep our oceans healthy not just for marine life, but also for the future health of the entire planet.
Our public lands – refuges, forests, parks and more – provide us with so much. They serve as strongholds for wildlife, help protect sources of clean drinking water, and provide all kinds of opportunities for having fun in the great outdoors.
In remote Alaska, we’re testing the next generation of polar bear resistant food storage containers. Keeping polar bears out of human communities keeps both bears and people safe.
Since May, there have been 30 reported dead whales washed up on Alaskan shores. NOAA has officially declared an Unusual Mortality Event – the term for when large numbers of dead marine mammals wash ashore and scientists can’t easily identify why.