Stop Big Oil's Attack on Whales

April 2011

Cook Inlet designated as critical habitat for belugas

The Obama Administration identifies more than 3,000 square miles of Alaska’s Cook Inlet as critical habitat for the highly endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale. The belugas live in one of the most populated and industrialized regions in Alaska, where their health and habitat is continuously threatened by development and pollution. This is a major victory for BioGems Defenders, who sent tens of thousands of petitions urging the administration to protect the belugas’ home.