SAVE THE WHALES INC

Rating: 4.87 stars   83 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 1192 Waring St Seaside CA 93955 USA

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2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have donated to Save the Whales, Inc. for over 25 years. I have always been impressed by how they do so much with a very small staff and are completely dedicated to the cause of helping marine mammals keep their place on this planet. It's been inspiring to see how the organization has changed and evolved over time. As our understanding of what threatens the oceans is clearer, Save the Whales has shifted their energies to educate us about these new and increasing threats such as non-point source pollutants, plastics, sound pollution, and entanglement. Their commitment to educating others has been steadfast, through student programs, college interns, tabling events and their newsletters. I have also been inspired many, many times by other members (some very young) who have raised money (by a huge variety of means), consciousness and motivation to also help in the very long fight to give marine mammals a voice. I will continue to support Save the Whales, Inc. and their fantastic work.

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Give them a steady source of income, so they could make long-range plans for programs and staff.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Save the Whales does valuable conservation work on many fronts. Their Whales on Wheels Programs do a fantastic job educating students with engaging hands-on lessons. The Save the Whales website educates the world by providing accurate and up-to-date information about different marine mammals and the threats to their survival. Furthermore, the dedicated staff of Save the Whales goes above and beyond when threats to marine mammals become critical. Some examples of this are the fight against the Navy’s Sonar Ship Shock proposals, the Save the Whales targeted programs to save the highly endangered Vaquitas, and numerous ocean pollution programs. The Save the Whales staff live and breath conservation. They put their hearts and souls into their work. They are effective advocates for the health of marine mammals, our oceans, and ultimately the health of all living things on our planet.

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a science teacher and underwater videographer. The Save the Whales website serves as a great resource for students seeking information about different marine mammal species and about the things which threaten the health of these animals. I am impressed by the Whales on Wheels program which is inspiring students to get involved in the preservation of healthy ocean environments. While filming underwater in the ocean, I have been eye to eye with whales, dolphins and seals. I have had all of these animals look me in the eyes, and I have experienced their awareness. Huge whales have gently swam right next to me underwater and have shown no aggressive or threatening behavior towards me. Groups of dolphins have surrounded me underwater and have playfully clicked at me and twirled all around me. I have had mother gray whales bring their babies over to our boat so that we could reach down and gently rub their skin. I have seen these same whales roll on their sides to look up at us from underwater. I have been amazed and surprised by the behaviors of these animals and have come to appreciate how important it is for us to protect them. Save the Whales educates people about the splendor and beauty of these amazing animals and teaches how many of these animals are carelessly and not so carelessly being harmed or killed. I donate video footage to Save the Whales because I believe in their cause.

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I have seen Save the Whales inspire students and I have seen Save the Whales take strong actions to protect marine mammals.

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Help them to reach more students with their education programs.

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