A new designation for the beleaguered Sakhalin-Nikolaya-Amur belugas could stem demand for these cetaceans in the aquarium trade.
Posts Categorized: Whales
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.
Today, May 20th is Endangered Species Day, a celebration of America’s wildlife and of the effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act in recovering the plants and animals most at risk of extinction.
Every day about 8 trillion tiny plastic particles enter the rivers, streams, lakes and other aquatic habitats of the United States. That’s enough material to entirely blanket 300 tennis courts!
Although we had to go to court twice to force action on our 2009 petition, NMFS recently published its final rule designating nearly 30,000 additional square miles of critical North Atlantic right whale habitat to receive special management consideration and protection.