Week 1: How Do We Save a Species?
There’s too much information to cover in only a single session—so along with our partners, we’ve compiled videos, news articles, and other resources to help you better understand each weekly topic. This week, we’re taking a closer look at the North Atlantic right whale and wildlife conservation efforts in Georgia.
Check out these video vignettes from our partners, to learn more about their perspectives, strategies, and ideas for conserving and celebrating Georgia’s wildlife.
Resources & Media
Learn more about right whale conservation and the work being done across the country to conserve these gentle giants. We also encourage you to visit these pages to learn more about our speakers and their work to conserve wildlife: Carl Safina • The Safina Center • The Bobolink Foundation
How You Can Help
Take these simple steps to help us conserve North Atlantic right whales and other wildlife species. Stay tuned for additional information following this week’s session!
- Comment. We encourage everyone to comment on NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Take Reduction Rule, a new rule designed to reduce impact of fishing and crabbing activities on the North Atlantic right whale. We need a din of public voices asking that our federal government enact strict protections that can help the NARW population recover. Please use our quick-and-easy email template to personalize and send your comments directly to NOAA before the March 1, 2021 deadline.
- Learn. In addition to the resources listed above, we recommend reading more of Carl Safina’s recent works. Other great resources include The Urban Whale by Scott Kraus and Rosalind Rolland, and Entanglements: The Intertwined Fates of Whales and Fishermen by Tara Johnson. We encourage you to follow our Wildlife Project page for more information on how you can take action to protect North Atlantic right whales and other wildlife.
- Be a Whale-Friendly Consumer. Until we have confidence that the new technologies are in the water and working at protecting right whales, buy local seafood—not lobster or snow crab. Entanglements in lobster and snow crab lines from New England and Canada are one of the primary reasons our North Atlantic right whales are dying, Our demand for the products of these dangerous fixed lines, is causing the animals to die slow and painful deaths. Stay tuned for more information about our Eat Local, Not Lobster campaign—launching this month!