North Atlantic right whale breaching in the Bay of Fundy, Canada
Image credit: Nick Hawkins
Project

Untangling the Right Whale

Initiative
Duration
2021 - 2023
Location
Canada, United States
Species protected
North Atlantic Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis

Project objectives

The project aims to save this Critically Endangered mammal form extinction by creating incentives for lobster and crab fisheries to embrace whale-safe practices. It aims to significantly alleviate the threats of entanglement to Right Whales, reduce the mortality rates from entanglement by the end of 2023, and eventually eliminate entanglement-caused deaths completely.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Additionally, it will attempt to raise awareness among the local community with the hopes of eventually influencing regulations.

This project is implemented by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.