04 Feb '12, 11am

Environment minister #Richard_Benyon on western #Gray_Whales WWF UK: < #Endangered Let's Work #together

Environment minister Richard Benyon on western gray whales 3 February 2012 Richard Benyon, UK minister for the natural environment and fisheries, has backed our call to help protect the critically endangered western gray whale. There may be fewer than 130 of them left, and maybe only 26 breeding females. The whales' key summer feeding habitat is off Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East - unfortunately the site chosen for one of the world’s biggest offshore oil and gas developments. In this short video, Richard Benyon encourages everybody - governments, businesses and the general public - to do what they can to ensure the western gray whales survive and thrive for generations to come. Industrial and drilling activities cause particular problems for whales because of the noise, particularly in the exploration phase when huge blasts of sound are projected into the ocean fl...

Full article: http://www.wwf.org.uk/wwf_articles.cfm?unewsid=5647

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