The Center for Whale Research is a 501c3 nonprofit organization registered in Washington State. Become a member of the Center for Whale Research (CWR) and receive member-only access to:
High-resolution PDF download of our new Matriline ID Guide
(Free with membership)
CWR-exclusive Southern Resident Killer Whale (Orca) ID Photographs
(Value - Survival)
"Best of CWR" Photo Gallery, taken by CWR's accomplished wildlife photographers
(Value - Priceless)
Access to current news and up to date reports on both local and world wide killer whales!
(Value - Awesome)
Monthly newsletters with population update and field reports, including a free photo to download with every newsletter!
(Value - Exclusive)
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 39 years. Please help us continue these efforts. The Center for Whale Research is a 501c3 nonprofit organization registered in Washington State. Donations are tax-deductible for US residents.
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.
Click on one or more of these buttons to play an important part in supporting the conservation of the
Southern Resident Orcas.
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.
you'll receive an e-mail with your link the CWR Members website (& download your 2015/16 Matriline ID Guide)
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).
Help Killer Whales
We introduced our CWR Membership program in 2013.
We are so grateful to those of you who have contributed.
If you haven't already joined , we encourage you to do so.
Consider being a CWR Ambassador and pass our website address along to your friends and family.
We appreciate your help.
Click on one or more of the buttons to play an important part in supporting the conservation of the Southern Resident Orcas.
In 2015 CWR Memberships and Donations helped us:
increase the number of our encounters
extend our monitoring efforts
purchase new equipment
continue to expand and develop out outreach through our website and social media
We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to continue to help the whales.
All rights reserved. No part of the material found on this website may be reproduced or utilized in any form, 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 NMFS Permit #15569 and/or DFO license #2013-04 SARA-272 “3”.