Whales Alive Update
Whales Alive staff are working to fully establish the Hawai'ian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary,
which requires approval by Hawai'ian Governor Ben Cayetano before it takes effect in state waters.
The sanctuary will give whale advocates the opportunity to interact directly with federal
representatives at a local level to shape policy that affects the whales regardless ofpotential changes
in the federal Endangered Species Act. The population of the Northern Pacific Humpback Whale, on
the federal Endangered Species List since 1971, is still severely depleted and its habitat
What You Can Do:
- Write to the governor of Hawai'i to demand that the Humpback Whale Sanctuary be established there immediately.
Hawai'ian Governor Ben Cayetano
State Office Tower
235 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI 96813
- Contact Whales Alive to learn more about its efforts to protect whales and how you can get involved.
P.O. Box 2058
Kihei, HI 96753
Ocean Alert -Winter/Spring 1996.
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