Right Whale Emergency Initiative

LOW BIRTH RATE + HIGH MORTALITY RATE = EXTINCTION

The North Atlantic right whale is heading towards extinction. There are only about 356 of these amazing animals left in the world; of those, fewer than 100 are breeding females.

Between 2017 and 2020, only 22 calves were born. In that same time, 32 right whales were found dead, including several females. The effect of these current and future losses on the tiny population is devastating.

Scientists agree that whale deaths are primarily caused by vessel collisions or entanglement in fishing gear. With your support, the Center can help protect the population from these human-induced injuries and mortalities.

The CCS Right Whale Emergency Initiative (RWEI) expands our aerial survey area from Cape Cod Bay to the the waters east of the Cape and north to Jeffreys Ledge, off the MA and NH coasts. This work allows managers to expand mariner slow-down warnings and improve seasonal fisheries regulations, increase the probability of finding and freeing entangled whales, and raise public awareness of these critically endangered animals that desperately need our help to survive.

Please give a gift to the Right Whale Emergency Initiative today.

CLICK HERE to process your secure on-line payment, call 508-487-3622 x 100, or mail your donation to the Center at 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown, MA 02657. 

Thank you for your support.

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Entanglement Hotline: (800) 900-3622
[email protected]
(508) 487-3622
5 Holway Avenue
Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-3623

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