New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance - NECWA

Visit NECWA's new NECWA online store and shop to protect marine wildlife. T-shirts, sweatshirts, bags, hats, magnet, buttons and so much more. All purchases go to support NECWA's many projects and activities.

Button for NECWA online store. Photo courtesy of NECWA.

New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) is a non-profit environmental organization based in southeastern Massachusetts. NECWA is an all-volunteer organization that is dedicated to the protection and conservation of marine wildlife that live and feed in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Maine.

NECWA focuses on local issues in the New England area and collaborates with various private, government and non-government organizations to achieve its many goals. Through our research projects and educational outreach activities, we work to protect the whales, dolphins, seabirds, seals, basking sharks, ocean sunfish and the other unique coastal marine wildlife off New England.

2016 Winter/Spring Updates

Internships: NECWA offers a variety of internships throughout the year. Internships can be in the field of marine biology, graphic design, marketing and public relations, as well as fundraising and event planning. To learn more about NECWA's Internship Program, click HERE to go to the Internship page of this website.

A Greater Shearwater resting on the water's surface. Photo courtesy of NECWA.

Program and Events for 2016

All fundraising events help support NECWA's many projects and activities related to educational outreach, research, and conservation. NECWA is an all-volunteer nonprofit, so 100% of all donations goes back into the work we do on behalf of marine wildlife.

Adopt Marine Wildlife

Give something different this year.
Adopt 1 of 10 animals to support Marine Wildlife. Adoptable animals include: humpback whale, finback whale, white-sided dolphin, harbor seal, grey seal, Northern gannet, sea turtle, basking shark, ocean sunfish, and great white shark. Our adoption packages are reasonably priced, fun, and educational. They make a wonderful gift for kids of all ages!

Currently, NECWA is focusing on 3 main projects:

beached ocean sunfish being measured A humpback whale calf breaching. Photo courtesy of NECWA. A pod of pilot whales near the boat. Photo courtesy of NECWA. A pod of lags. Photo courtesy of NECWA. A feeding basking shark. Photo by Matt Dube.


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