make a difference for whales, dolphins and porpoises on #GivingTuesday
On November 27, the American Cetacean Society, San Francisco Bay Chapter is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving which kicks-off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. This day offers an opportunity to give back to nonprofit organizations that are fighting for a brighter future.
Since 1999, ACS San Francisco Bay Chapter has been a champion for protection and conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises. As a volunteer-run nonprofit, our minimal administrative costs allow us to allocate 95% or more of donations directly to cetacean research grants and education programs.
Through our grant program we have supported numerous cetacean research projects aimed at better understanding whales and their habitats, and determining how to reduce entanglements, ship strikes and other threats. Recent ACS grant recipients have modeled the overlaps between humpback whale foraging habitat and shipping lanes, analyzed correlation between changing humpback migration patterns and increases in entanglements, and developed best practices for conducting research using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). These are just a sampling of the vital scientific research our grants have supported.
Will you help us ensure that our 2019 cetacean research grant program will be a success?