Pierce Brosnan Rallies Support for Gray Whale Mothers and Their Babies This Earth Day

 

by Frances Beinecke
President, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)

Every spring, gray whales swim thousands of miles to return to the sheltered waters of Laguna San Ignacio in Baja, Mexico, where they give birth and nurse their calves in tranquility. And with good reason — this magnificent birthing ground is the only undisturbed gray whale nursery left on the planet.

You’ll see all this for yourself in our new video, narrated by Pierce Brosnan, about this magical place:

More than a decade ago, NRDC and our international partners mobilized a million people around the world  to stop the Mitsubishi Corporation from building the world’s largest salt factory on the lagoon’s shores. It was the first time in history that the multinational company had ever withdrawn an industrial project because of environmental pressure.

Despite this magnificent victory, Laguna San Ignacio never received permanent protection.  Today, the whale sanctuary remains vulnerable to overfishing, unregulated tourism schemes and industrial projects that could threaten to destroy its shores.

Every other gray whale nursery on Earth has been despoiled by human encroachment — and industrial developers keep targeting Laguna San Ignacio as well. That’s why NRDC is working to make sure that this irreplaceable habitat remains a safe and pristine haven for gray whales by putting 500,000 acres around the lagoon off-limits to industry — forever.

This Earth Day, you can help create this lasting legacy by saving an acre of the whale nursery in the name of a friend or family member.

 

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144 comments

angela usher
angela u.about a month ago

Sometimes it makes you cringe to be part of the human (no humanity) race. Thank God there are more people on this earth who do good rather than bad. We should take heed of "The Wisdom of the Elders" (Chief Seattle) a book written by the wonderful David Suzuki....and not only take heed but put into place their teachings. They have been warning us for years that we are on a perilous path...please walk lightly on this precious earth of ours; it's the only one we've got.

Heather M
Heather Marv3 years ago

We must respect the Nurseries of the Whales etc. They have as much right to be here as we do. It is our responsibility.

Nancy G Ellison
NANCY G ELLISON3 years ago

PIERCE BROSNAN, THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE BELUGA WHALES AND PROTESTING AGAINST THIS UNSPEAKABLE ACT BY THE ALASKA OIL CO. THAT IS WANTING TO DO THIS. THE BELUGAS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL AND NEED OUR PROTECTION SO THEY WON'T DISAPPEAR FROM THE EARTH. IF THEY ARE NOT STOPPED THE WORLD IS LOST AND IT WILL DEATROY ITSELF. ANOTHER STRIKE AGAINST OBAMA.

Natalia Baul
Natalia Baul4 years ago

my opinion improved about Pierce Brosnan

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

KAROLY MOLINARI
KAROLY MOLINARI4 years ago

Thank you so much Mr. Brosnan , youre not just HANDSOME but a Angel for the whales, God Bless you for that , I wish more actors had your good heart!!!!!!!!

Isabel A.
Isabel Araujo4 years ago

Thank you, Pierce Brosnan!

Katherine Wright
Katherine Wright4 years ago

Thank you Mr. Brosnan for speaking up for the whales. I am always thrilled when a celeb comes forward to speak up against animal abuse, neglect, torture and murder. Anyone who speaks up for animals is a true hero in my book.

Glenn M.
Glenn Meyer4 years ago

SHAME ON YOU REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR VOTING AGAINST EVERY HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS LEGISLATION, ALMOST TO A MAN, IN EVERY STATE IN THE COUNTRY.

See the Humane Scorecard printed by the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

Past Member
Past Member 4 years ago

Grazie Pierce Brosnan, il mondo ha bisogno di tante persone comeTe