WWF: Save Sharks, Whales, and Other Marine Life

December 18th, 2006 5:11 pm by mad mags

Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Save Sharks, Whales, and Other Marine Life

The federal government is accepting public comments until January 5 on how best to manage three national marine sanctuaries located off the coast of California: Monterey Bay, Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank.

Together, the three sanctuaries encompass 7,100 square miles and support some of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems. Giant kelp forests, wildlife breeding habitats, and deep submarine canyons are some of the special areas.

Unfortunately, these underwater treasures face serious threats. Many of the marine species are threatened by overfishing and destructive practices such as bottom trawling. And the nearby large and growing human population puts enormous pressure on the ecosystems.

National marine sanctuaries belong to us all and we all have a say in how they are managed. To help preserve these sanctuaries and all the riches they contain, let sanctuary managers hear your voice.

ACT NOW: Send a free letter supporting strong protection for the three marine sanctuaries.

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