Humpback whales are magnificent creatures that have graced our oceans for millions of years. They were nearly driven to extinction by commercial whalers 50 years ago, but today, because of an international ban on whaling, are making a slow but steady recovery. Yet humpbacks still face many threats including ocean debris, increasing shipping traffic, and the effects of climate change on their habitat. You can help the humpbacks of the world by supporting organizations dedicated to whale conservation and ocean education.


You can help humpback whales around the world by making a donation to our conservation partners:


Whale Trust Maui

Whale Trust Maui is a nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research and public awareness of whales and their environment. Based on the Hawaiian Island of Maui, Whale Trust conducts and supports marine research and education programs around Maui and elsewhere throughout the Pacific Ocean.

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Ocean Alliance

Ocean Alliance strives to increase public awareness of the importance of whale and ocean health through research and public education. We work with our scientific partners to collect a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life. Ocean Alliance uses this data to advise educators, policy makers, and the general public on wise stewardship of the oceans to mitigate pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, and promote ocean and human health. Ocean Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Organization, was founded in 1971.

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One World One Ocean FoundationOne World One Ocean Foundation (OWOOF) educates and inspires people globally to restore and protect our one ocean—the life-support system upon which we and sea turtles mutually depend. OWOOF supports the creation of Marine Protected Areas that help ecosystems thrive, allowing sea turtles and other marine life to flourish, now and for future generations.

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