WAP Staff and Whale Toy at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

We Captivated Crowds at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival!



In April, World Animal Protection tabled at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival. One of the longest running in the country, the eco-conscious event welcomed over 25,000 people, inspiring them to learn more about protecting the environment.

World Animal Protection was there to promote the newly formed Santa Barbara Channel Whale Heritage Area. Known as the “Whale Superhighway,” the Santa Barbara Whale Heritage Area is one of the most important migration routes for whales along the West Coast and serves as a vital corridor for gray whales, humpback whales, fin whales, and blue whales. This Wildlife Heritage Area is home to more than 1,000 marine plants and animals, including six species of seals and sea lions and 27 species of cetaceans. 

The World Animal Protection staff was joined by the Co-Director of the Santa Barbara Channel Whale Heritage Area, Holly Lohuis, and her team. Together, we spoke to hundreds of attendees about whale watching, handed out our animal-friendly vacation pocket guides, and much more. Check out our video recap below!  

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