Thriving whales help create a thriving ocean. Protecting our whales will help us mitigate the impact of climate change on the ocean and help to restore its the health.
Whales are a sentinel species - a species that provides early warning of existing or emerging problems in the ocean environment, such as climate change. They are also important as ecosystem engineers, meaning they support the wider biodiversity and health of the ocean.
The continued existence of whales is both vital to a thriving ocean and threatened by the current and worsening state of the ocean.