Save the Dammed Orcas

Save the Dammed Orcas

The southern resident orcas in the Salish Sea are starving and critically endangered, there are now only 82 of them left (83 if you include Lolita/Tokitae). Extinction is forever and the Orcas are nearly there.

IT'S TIME FOR ACTION:

Please do as many of these actions as possible, as often as possible. Time is running out. Every call and email helps! Your ...

The southern resident orcas in the Salish Sea are starving and critically endangered, there are now only 82 of them left (83 if you include Lolita/Tokitae). Extinction is forever and the Orcas are nearly there.

IT'S TIME FOR ACTION:

Please do as many of these actions as possible, as often as possible. Time is running out. Every call and email helps! Your donation will help power this campaign. You can donate now or after taking action.

 

TALKING POINTS

  • Approximately 80% of the southern resident killer whales' diet is Chinook salmon.
  • The Snake River watershed is the most important source of salmon for southern resident orcas.
  • The dams must be breached immediately. There's no more time to waste continuing studies and observation. The longer we wait, the fewer orcas there will be left to study.
  • The southern residents live or die based on Chinook salmon abundance.
  • NOAA listed the southern resident killer whales (SRKWs) as endangered in 2005 when there were 88 orcas. Now, over a decade later, there are only 82 (83 if you include Lolita).
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Talking Points:

  • The "Southern Resident" Orcas in the Salish Sea rely on chinook salmon for 80% of their diet. The dams are decimating the salmon population which is decimating the Orca population.
  • There are only 82 remaining Orcas in the Southern Resident population. They'll soon be extinct if we don't restore their food supply as soon as possible.
  • The dams must be breached immediately, there's no more time to waste continuing studies and observation. The longer we wait, the fewer Orcas there will be left to study.
  • The dam's costs are rising and benefits are declining. Removing the 4 lower dams would provide a critical boost for both species and save scarce public tax dollars.
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