Here's how you can help . . . it's as easy as 1, 2, 3


Buy a  ​Membership

Become a member of the Center for Whale Research (CWR) and receive member-only access to:


High-resolution PDF download of our most recent Orca Survey

(Free with membership - value $25)

Spectacular on-the-water CWR Encounter Photographs and Log Report

(Value - Priceless)

CWR-exclusive Southern Resident Killer Whale (Orca) ID Photographs

(Value - Exclusive)

"Best of CWR" Photo Gallery, taken by CWR's accomplished wildlife photographers

(Value - Awesome)

Ongoing information about our whales and what you can do every day to help them survive

(Value - Their Survival)

Your membership is a very important part of our effort to better understand and protect the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales,  through research, education and advocacy.



Make a


Recently, we've seen a dramatic reduction in our government funding. As a result, we need your support more than ever. All donations go directly to our long-term study of the Southern Resident Killer Whales. We've been working to protect this species' dwindling community for 37 years. Please help us continue these efforts. Donations are tax-deductible for US residents.


Make a


Learn what you can do at home and in your work life to protect and show respect for the Southern Resident Killer Whales' ocean environment. There are lots of little changes that you can make in your day-to-day life that will make a big difference in the lives of our Orcas, as well as the other species that live in the ocean alongside them. 



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Click on one or more of these buttons to play an important role in improving the lives of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcas).

Thank you.



Your support means so much

In 2013, we saw a significant reduction in our government grant funding. As a result, we're having to adapt and make some changes. The biggest have been to this  website. We've added several new features, one being an opportunity to join our research and conservation effort - as a CWR Member. Your participation in our membership program is essential for CWR, so that we can continue in our efforts to  protect the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcas).

100% of all purchases and donations ​go directly to continuing our long-term study of the Southern Resident Killer Whales and our conservation, education and advocacy efforts on their behalf.

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Once you have purchased a membership, ​
you'll receive an e-mail with your
password (within 24 hours). ​
This password will allow you to access the pages that have been designed and are reserved

exclusively for CWR members (that's you!).

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or by any means, without the prior written consent of the Center for Whale Research.  All members of CWR are non-voting members. 

Photos were taken under MMPA permit #532-1822and/or DFO license #2006-08/SARA-34.

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