February 28, 2014
Here at Georgia Aquarium, we strive to inspire our guests each and every day to make personal choices which support animal conservation. It is our obligation to create an important link between people and nature, and we take that obligation very seriously. Many of our guests would never know or care about many of the extraordinary species in our care were if not for the opportunity to see, learn and care about them at Georgia Aquarium.
We are gratified to be able to tell the story of our beluga whales and the challenges they face globally through our Beluga Conservation Program and Caring Together campaign. With fewer than 35 belugas in accredited aquariums in North America, the population of animals in human care is facing certain extinction. Within a few decades, according to experts, the public will lose touch with these magnificent creatures. We recognize the immense body of knowledge and educational opportunities that the study of these animals can provide, and we aim to inspire the public to conserve and protect the species through our efforts.