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How can I find out about organizations concerned with marine mammal conservation?

Below is a list of organizations and agencies - federal, state, and private - concerned with research and management of marine mammals. 

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Non-Profit, Public-Service Organizations

  • American Cetacean Society:   ACS is the oldest whale conservation group in the world. Founded in 1967, it is a volunteer membership organization with regional U.S. chapters and members in 41 countries.  ACS seeks to educate through its publications and teaching aids.
  • The Humane Society of the United States: The HSUS's slogan "Animals, It's Their World Too" captures their belief in the possibility of human society treating everything in our world humanely.
  • National Audubon Society:   The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the saving of the earth's biological diversity.
  • The Marine Mammal Center:    The MMC explains "We recognize our interdependence with marine mammals and our responsibility to use our awareness, compassion and intelligence to ensure their survival and the conservation of their habitats."
  • The Whale Center of New England:   The Whale Center is a non-profit research organization, comprised of approximately 10 people involved with the study of behavior, ecology, and natural history of the whales and dolphins found in the waters off Cape Ann, MA. Primary focus is on an individually identified population of several hundred humpback whales that spend portions of the spring, summer, and fall in these waters.

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