Every Orca Counts
The Southern Resident orcas living along the West Coast are down to just 73 individuals. Restoring streams that feed into the Pacific, planting trees that benefit regional habitat, and engaging the next generation of orca caretakers will help these pods have the food and clean water they need to thrive.
We need your help. Promise the Pod to make a change before it’s too late.
Ours also has a WHO.
On July 24, 2018 the first calf born to the group in three years died after being alive for only half an hour. The mother, J35 Tahlequah, carried her baby’s lifeless body on her back for over 2 weeks—a period of mourning never before seen. Today, the West Coast whales are the only segment of orcas listed under the Endangered Species Act.
Extinct means forever, but endangered means we have time to bring this pod back from the brink.
It’s true, planting trees in the right places can save whales. Help plant 1 million trees—from British Columbia to California—near primary Chinook salmon streams and in urban areas to reduce pollution and restore a healthy habitat.
The orcas are hungry and their waters are polluted. Communities have already identified priority projects to help address 2 primary threats—lack of prey and toxic contaminants. All they need now is funding. We want to close the gap on 8 projects.
The 73 remaining orcas need champions to be their voice for change. Students, adults, and change makers across all industries will be invited to leverage their voices to power this movement.
We love Pod People. Join us for Orca Recovery Day on 10/19/19 – click here to find an event near you!
Learn more about how businesses or groups can sponsor Promise the Pod because every orca counts.
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