Our visit of the Wildlife Refuge in Vermont made me think of the important mission of the National Wildlife Refuge Association which is: To conserve America’s wildlife heritage for future generations through strategic programs that protect, enhance, and expand the National Wildlife Refuge System and the landscapes beyond its boundaries that secure its ecological integrity.
Since the 1980s whale hunting has been banned worldwide. This protection has had a great result for large whales such as the humpbacks.
Together with other large whale species they are recovering under the protection according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN.
Our esteem includes nature around us, meaning animals, plants and landscapes. Protecting whales from extinction is a very important sign of esteem we can show toward these marvelous animals.
Good news like this can support us in giving even more esteem to nature and animals.