Image: Allison Henry NOAA Under MMPA Permit #17335

Whale Aid Boston sponsored by Nantucket Crisps

Together we can save right whales

Hunted to near extinction, these whales received protection from whaling in 1935. The population has struggled to recover as they face mounting modern-day threats from accidental entanglements in fishing gear, vessel strikes, and climate change. In November 2022 it was estimated that fewer than 340 remain.

Since its incorporation in 2005, WDC’s North American office has run a dedicated program to save the imperiled North Atlantic right whale and implement protective measures to save this species from those threats. Please make a donation today to help protect these magnificent creatures.