Happy 22nd Anniversary to The Whaleman Foundation!
22 Years Dedicated to Preserving and Protecting Dolphins, Whales and Our Oceans!!
We have come a long way since our founding 22 years ago which led to our first major victory when our film “Gray Magic: The Plight of San Ignacio Lagoon”, featuring Pierce and Keely Brosnan, was presented to the December 1998 meeting of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This film was key in stopping Mitsubishi Corporation from building the world’s largest salt plant at Mexico’s San Ignacio Lagoon – a United Nations World Heritage [...]
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the first feature-length documentary from journalist Angela Sun, and is the culmination of an eight-year labor of love. Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet it’s become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, siphoning plastics from three distant continents into a vortex of trash. In this independent documentary film, Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed [...]
Our founder, Jeff Pantukhoff, was recently in Washington DC attending the Department of State’s exclusive Our Oceans Conference, hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry. While there is plenty of cause for concern regarding the health of our ocean ecosystems, there is also reason for great hope. The conference discussed several of the biggest challenges facing our oceans including overfishing, pollution, and acidification. Currently, over a third of the world’s commercial fish stocks are in serious decline due to overfishing by illegal fishing vessels. On Tuesday, President Obama announced a presidential decree that supports sustainable fishing practices and [...]
Next week, The Whaleman Foundation’s founder, Jeff Pantukhoff, will be among the esteemed guests at Secretary of State John Kerry’s inaugural conference to advance protections for our oceans. Jeff was personally invited by Secretary Kerry and he will be joining Presidents, Ministers, and Heads of State from over 80 countries who will be attending this prestigious event and we are honored to have this opportunity to continue working with Secretary Kerry. In 2008, Jeff, along with our international spokesperson Hayden Panettiere, participated in a press conference with then Senator John Kerry (D) along with Congressmen Nick Rahall (D [...]