Southern Resident orcas are beloved in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. But right now, there are only 75 of these critically endangered whales left in the wild, and their population continues to decline due in large part to the decimation of their primary source of food: Chinook salmon.
But there’s hope. Washington Governor Jay Inslee has proposed a state budget that would fund essential programs to help restore the wild Columbia-Snake River Basin salmon populations that Southern Resident orcas need to survive and recover.
Urge the Washington State Legislature to include strong protections for wild salmon, endangered orcas, and healthy rivers in the final state budget.
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There are only 75 Southern Resident orcas left in the wild. Urge the Washington State Legislature to include strong protections for wild salmon, endangered orcas, and healthy rivers in the final state budget.
Washington State Senate
Washington State House
Help restore wild salmon and save Southern Resident orcas!
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