Your support means everything!
Dear CWR Supporter,
RIGHT NOW is the most critical time in the history of the Southern Resident orcas. These whales are facing extinction without immediate action. They must have access to larger quantities of natural wild Chinook salmon within their home range and must give birth to more babies if they are to stand any chance of living past 2035. It may be a familiar phrase, and it surely fits here: Extinction is Forever! Without the required actions now, the orcas we know and love will disappear—FOREVER!
The Center for Whale Research is doing integral work toward the orcas’ survival. Entering our 44th year of researching the Southern Resident orca community, we have generated social and behavioral data unparalleled in animal behavior science. Our research puts us in a critical position in advising politicians about the primary needs of the 73 whales in this orca population, at the same time that we monitor their present health.
Some of CWR’s ACCOMPLISHMENTS in 2019
made possible by YOUR financial support:
CWR team’s last word:
“Biological extinction – lack of reproduction – is almost HERE now. If we go at this rate, we have, at most, what’s left of this reproductive generation. Ten or twelve years and then (they’ll) be biologically extinct.” Ken Balcomb is answering KNKX.org’s Bellamy Pailthorp’s question about the speed Washington State’s Orca Task Force is moving to improve the habitat of the SRKWs.
Your support makes our work possible. And our work is far from over! We need your financial gifts to continue our studies, to advise governments on their critical environmental choices, to educate as many people as possible about the plight of the Southern Resident orcas, and to speak out loudly on the whales’ behalf. Your support will make a difference.
Are you able to make a donation to help us continue our vital work?
If your preference is to remit a donation by check, please mail it to Center for Whale Research, 355 Smugglers Cove Road, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington 98250. Whether you donate online or by mail, we will send you a tax receipt in the amount of your donation.
Thank you for your continued support and friendship.
The Center for Whale Research Team
The Center for Whale Research is a 501C3 non profit organization registered in Washington State.