The western gray whale is on the edge of extinction. There are probably fewer than 130 remaining with less than 26 breeding females. Every year, they come to feed off the coast of Sakhalin Island, Russia, but now a new oil platform threatens the survival of this critically endangered whale. Click here to sign the petition
We launched a whale on the river Thames this month. Not a real whale, we hasten to add, but an unmissable 11-metre replica, right in the heart of London. We did it to highlight the very real threats facing critically endangered western gray whales in eastern Russia. With perhaps fewer than 130 western grays left, we urgently need to protect their vital feeding grounds from a proposed new drilling platform near Sakhalin Island. We’ve made it easy for you to help right now by signing our petition to the funding banks involved - remind them they can be a force for good by opposing the new platform. And don’t miss the gorgeous video of our Thames whale in action.
Posted on: Feb 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM
Purple Peace is a youth group that I formed in 2008. Our aims are to raise awareness of global issues that we feel passionate about, especially amongst young people. It can be anything from poverty, to climate change, to human rights, to the environment, and anything we feel that should be voiced out.
When I first established Purple Peace, I was 15 years old, now in the blink of an eye, I'm 19. Just like me, most Purple Peace members are students around 15 to 21 years old. So we have a good understanding of what young people want and need. It's not just 'adults' who can change the world, but (as cheesy as this is going to sound) us, as young people, as the future generation should work hard to change the world, to change what we see and know is wrong, to change the world for the better, but not only for us, and also for the next generation.