Update: See this link for the results of the Humpback Comeback Project in the AVIVA competition.
If you are reading this it is because you likely care enough to take one minute a day (to 9 AM Pacific, December 15, 2010), to help British Columbia’s humpbacks.
$25,000 for humpback entanglement research is at stake. Our “Humpback Comeback Project” has made the final round of voting in the AVIVA Community Fund and will need your votes to successfully compete “Idol style” against projects supported by the population base of urban Ontario.
How to help?
- Register at this link if you have not yet had the opportunity to do so (then click the link in the email that will be sent to you).
- Click this link to vote #5773 “The Humpback Comeback Project” once a day for ten days. Click “Vote Now.”
- Spread the word any way you can . Our huge thanks to those who have Tweeted, Facebooked, forwarded these email bulletins, made posters and helped us get radio and print interviews. Your support has not only landed the Project in the final voting round, it has been deeply inspirational.
Whale-sized thanks indeed.
Marine Educator / Biologist
If you would like to follow along on Facebook, join at this link.
For knowledge of just how bad the threat of entanglement can be, please see the images at the postings here.
Please note that your minute of voting a day supports the effort invested by myself and others who have volunteered their own resources for up to seven years to catalogue the return of the humpbacks and strive to understand the threats to them.
We will continue to volunteer our data collection time but can not carry out this extended study without financial support.