Program Partners and Contacts

Whale and Dolphin Conservation is the leading global charity dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins. Our vision of a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free is not a noble gesture, but an essential means to sustain the future of our Earth by increasing the planet’s climate resiliency.

Our work focuses on four main goals:

  1. Create healthy seas
  2. Prevent bycatch
  3. End captivity
  4. Stop whaling

Situated in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the nation’s oldest fishing port, the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office works hand in hand with partner agencies, the fishing industry, international partners, non-governmental organizations, tribal nations, and members of the public to achieve our goals of sustainable use of living marine resources, conservation of the habitats upon which these resources depend, and the protection of endangered and threatened species that spend all or part of their lives in the ocean, and marine mammals.

Our work focuses on three main goals:

  1. Promote and preserve sustainable fisheries
  2. Protect marine wildlife
  3. Protect and restore important fish habitat

Our mission is to conserve, protect and enhance the biological diversity, ecological integrity and cultural legacy of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary while facilitating compatible use.

Located between Cape Ann and Cape Cod in the southwest corner of the Gulf of Maine, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary once contributed to its local economy as a center of whale hunting. Now, it brings critical revenue to its local community in its current incarnation as a national marine sanctuary and one of the world’s premier destinations for whale watching.

The mission of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island is to protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats through educationconservation and advocacy, for the benefit of people and all other life.

While much of their work focuses on protecting wildlife habitat (nearly 10,000 acres of it!) and making many of these natural areas available to the public for wildlife viewing and enjoyment, these protected areas are inextricably linked to the conservation of ocean resources.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum ignites learning through explorations of art, history, science and culture rooted in the stories of people, the region and an international seaport. The NBWM aims to advance understanding related to the influence of the whaling industry and the port of New Bedford on the history, economy, ecology, arts, and cultures of the region, the nation and the world.

Our work largely focuses on learning from, teaching about, and reflecting on humans’ collective impact in our community, as well as inspiring all visitors to reflect on the complex issues that shaped the past, remain critical today, and inform a sustainable future.


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