april, 2023

04apr12:00 pm1:00 pmWhale Tales and Whale Facts: Educational Forum on Protecting Whales in NY

Event Details

Since 2016 we have witnessed an increase in whale strandings and whale deaths off the coast of America’s shores. These endangered species are under threat from several sources, including ship strikes, fishing gear, plastic pollution, and climate change. Unfortunately, misinformation about whale deaths and an association with offshore wind development has led to concerns about transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy. These local wind projects are crucial to combat climate change, which is not only a threat to whales but a threat to marine mammals, fisheries, and our communities.

Join Citizens Campaign for the Environment for  a virtual educational forum with whale experts from Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Learn more about the recent whale strandings and deaths, what is being done on the local, state, and federal level to protect whales. Presentations will be followed by a Q &A. Speakers include:

  • Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director, Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  • Julie Tighe, President, New York League of Conservation Voters
  • Fred Zalcman, Director, New York Offshore Wind Alliance
  • Dr. Jill Lewandowski, Director, Division of Environmental Assessment and Center for Marine Acoustics, US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • Robert DiGiovanni, Founder and Chief Scientist, Atlantic Marine Conservation Society
  • Meghan Rickard, Marine Zoologist, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Register for the webinar here.


(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Remote Event