SAVE THE WHALES
A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Educational Organization
Our purpose is to educate children and adults
about marine mammals, their environment and their preservation.
Save the Whales was founded
in 1977 when Maris Sidenstecker was 14 years old, and focuses on educating
the public, especially children, about marine mammals and the fragile
Save the Whales believes children, the future of the planet, need to be
empowered and know that their actions can promote change. Education is
the key to saving whales, oceans, and ourselves.
Many people believe that whales have
been protected by the 1986 worldwide ban on whaling.
Don't believe it.
Killings, captures, bombings, and pollution continue to threaten these peaceful creatures. We invite you to become a member of Save The Whales, a widely- admired nonprofit organization that has been working tirelessly to protect marine life for over 25 years.
Your membership enables Save the Whales to continue their valuable
protect marine mammals.
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Save the Whales prevents Navy "Ship
Shock" tests and saves 10,000 Marine Mammals
In an unprecedented victory, Save the Whales attorneys and scientific
experts stopped the U.S. Navy from detonating 269 "Ship Shock"
explosives in waters off of Southern California. Countless marine mammals
were saved from death and injury including endangered whales, dolphins,
Save the Whales Stops Salt Mining Operation
Save the Whales, in conjunction with Mexican and U.S. environmental groups,
worked relentlessly to halt Mitsubishi's plan to expand salt mining operations
into the fragile San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California - the last undeveloped
gray whale birthing lagoon in the world.
Save the Whales Supports Rescue Efforts
Fishing nets entangle and drown marine mammals everyday. Our support of
a rescue boat operation off of Southern California, saves whales, dolphins,
seals, and birds that would otherwise die a slow and painful death.
Save the Whales Campaigns Against Whaling
Despite the 1986 moratorium on whaling, the slaughter continues. Please
join our letter-writing campaign to government officials and request that
sanctions be placed against offending nations.
Save the Whales Works to Stop Marine Mammal Capture and Captivity
Taken from their families in the wild, 50% of dolphins die within 2 years
and their estimated life span shrinks from 35 years to less than 5. Save
the Whales continues to educate the public about the cruelty of captivity.
Save the Whales Works With Local, State, and Federal Agencies to Reduce
Sea otters in Monterey, California are dying from diseases believed to
be caused by urban runoff. Storm water pollution (urban runoff) is one
of the largest sources of water pollution nationwide. Pollutants, including
used motor oil, antifreeze, detergents, litter, paint, pesticides, pet
waste, and copper, are flushed off streets and into storm drains which
lead straight into rivers, creeks, and the oceans. Toxic chemicals (DDT
and PCB's) in the ocean continue to affect marine mammals. Educating the
public about this serious water quality issue is a priority for Save the
Saving Whales: The Next Generation
No one action will ensure the safety of whales for all time. This is why
Save the Whales devotes so much time reaching out to children about marine
life. So far, over 275,000 children have learned about whales and how
to save sea life through Whales on Wheels (WOW™). This
innovative hands-on program - taught by marine biologists - brings whale
bones, marine mammals artifacts, and conservation messages to the classroom.
WOW™ has traveled across the nation visiting school
children in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan,
Virginia, and California. WOW™ is now based in Monterey
Since 2003, the Save The Whales BWET Program has been taking students out in the natural environment to observe their local watershed, take water quality data and use scientific intstruments. This nine-month hands-on opportunity allows students to see how human activities on land caused by pollution can enter creeks and streams and flow to the ocean. Save The Whales focuses on after-school programs in East Salinas, California as it is one of the highest crime areas in Central California. Offering positive opportunities for students keeps them engaged and allows them to see how they can make a difference in their community.
Worldwide and nationwide, we educate the public by disseminating information
by snail mail, email, web site, Adopt A Whale kits, newsletters, an award
winning TV public service announcement, media and radio appearances, and
You Can Make A Difference Everyday
√ Never release balloons
√ Buy Albacore tuna, the only dolphin safe tuna
√ Prevent Urban Runoff - keep your car maintained
√ Write letters to government officials
√ Cut up six-pac rings before discarding them
√ For a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal near
1-800-CLEANUP or visit : www.CLEANUP.org
√ Participate in beach clean ups.
WE CAN'T DO IT ALONE... BUT TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE !