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Our Mission

The Great Whale Conservancy protects the world's great whales and their habitat.

Latest News

07/08: Whale Poo Plays Critical Role in Ocean Ecosystems

A new scientific report from the University of Vermont, which gathers together several decades of research, shows that the great whales which nearly became extinct in the 20th century – and are now recovering in number due to the 1983 ban on whaling – may be the enablers of massive carbon sinks via their prodigious production of feces.

06/25: Chile Considers Military Action to Stop Japanese Whaling

Sen. Baldo Prokurica (RN) and Sen. Guido Girardi (PPD) alongside representatives from the Center for Cetacean Conservation (CCC) and the Ecoceanos Center called for action against Japan’s new Japanese scientific whaling program that aims to capture and kill 51 minke whales in the Northern Pacific Ocean.

Blog Posts

04/26/2014 - 13:42 GWC's Earth Day Event 2014
03/31/2014 - 09:45 Baja Blog 2014 - Week 7
03/24/2014 - 06:33 Baja Blog 2014 - Week 6
03/16/2014 - 10:57 Baja Blog 2014 - Weeks 4 & 5

GWC's Issues

Ship Strikes - Video and Online Petition Now Live

Endangered blue whales and other Great Whales are being killed by collisions with ships while feeding along the California coast. Help us move the shipping lanes!

Oppose Iceland's Finback Whale Hunt - Sign the Online Petition Now

NEWS! CA Coastal Commission Denies PG&E Seismic Testing Permit!
GWC and friends save the lives of hundreds of marine mammals. Read more...

Entanglements and Plastic Pollution
Every year, thousands of marine mammals drown in abandoned fishing gear and are killed by plastic debris.

Watch GWC's Michael Fishbach save a humpback from entanglement!


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