TAF - THE ANIMAL FUND
TAF – The Animal Fund is a non-profit marine conservation association registered in France, Monaco, the United Kingdom and Denmark. We focus on protecting the ocean and saving dolphins and whales from pollution, overfishing and maltreatment.
Whales distribute nutrients across the sea and indirectly provide us with up to 85% of our oxygen. We cannot live without these magnificent super heroes!
Education - Communication - Action ___________________________________ We aim to be respectful, honest, collaborative and understanding in all our interactions. We empower everyone to save the ocean.
Education is essential. TAF works every day with 27 schools and 8 universities. Among TAF’s numerous campaigns, our main campaign is to stop the use of single-use plastic items and replace with alternatives.
TAF runs a large number of events throughout the year to raise awareness of the endangered marine life as well as to inform about what we all can do to help. TAF's objective is to find and implement solutions.
SAVE OUR OCEAN - SAVE OUR FUTURE
THANK THE WHALES - OUR SUPER HEROES!
Whales are our ocean’s heroes
Whales play a key role in helping to store carbon and prevent it being released into the atmosphere. When whales die and the whale carcasses sink to the bottom of the sea (also called “whale fall”), the stored carbon is taken out of the atmospheric cycle for hundreds of thousands of years. The carcasses also provide a concentrated food source and a bonanza for organisms in the deep sea.
Whales fertilize the ocean
Whales feed in the ocean’s depths and defecate at the surface, releasing huge amounts of Nitrogen and Iron and thereby move nutrients upward through the water column closer to the surface where it fertilizes and stimulate the growth of phytoplankton, which forms the basis of all marine food chains. As whales migrate, they continue to free nutrients mobilizing their ecological value for drifting phytoplankton.
Whales are the ecosystems saver
The whale poop fertilizes the surface of the ocean with nutrients that are fundamental to the health of ocean ecosystems, the global nutrient cycle, and the carbon cycle. The microorganisms (Phytoplankton) at the surface of the ocean use the whale poop to photosynthesize, absorb CO2 and to release up to 85% of the oxygen we breathe.
Watch the video below on why protecting WHALES MATTERS!