right whales

Ship Speed Limit Again Proposed to Aid Endangered Whales

Article: Ship Speed Limit Again Proposed to Aid Endangered Whales

WASHINGTON, DC, August 26, 2008 (ENS) – Large ships traveling along the east coast of the United States would have to slow to 10 knots in designated areas used by endangered North Atlantic right whales under a federal government proposal issued Tuesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the final environmental impact statement for…

Recovery Dawns for Humpbacks and Southern Right Whales

Article: Recovery Dawns for Humpbacks and Southern Right Whales

GLAND, Switzerland, August 14, 2008 (ENS) – The humpback whale and other species of large whales are now more secure against extinction than they have been in the recent past, according to the latest cetacean update of the 2008 Red List of Threatened Species released on Tuesday by the International Union for the Conservation of…

Florida Tries to Shield Wildlife From Climate Change

Article: Florida Tries to Shield Wildlife From Climate Change

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, August 3, 2008 (ENS) – Florida’s wildlife will face unprecedented consequences associated with climate change, warns the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FWC, a government agency that is organizing a conference in Orlando this month to find ways of protecting Florida species in a warming world. Florida is inhabited by endangered and…