It's getting harder and harder to find Southern Resident killer whales in their usual feeding area in the Salish Sea.
Orcas are starving to death — and are being forced to travel farther and farther for the salmon they need to survive.
These whales need help immediately.
Please help our fight for orcas with a gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund. We're doing all we can to keep them from going extinct.
Only 74 endangered Southern Resident killer whales remain.
But there is hope. A calf was born earlier this year, the first in its pod in two years.
And thanks to a lawsuit we filed in 2019, the federal government is finally considering limiting salmon fishing to help these whales survive.
The proposal will restrict fishing if the salmon population falls below a certain level.
But like the orcas, the Chinook salmon they depend on are struggling. Industrial overfishing is bad enough, but the recent heat waves along the West Coast have been a disaster.
There's been a mass die-off of nearly all juvenile Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River, and salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest are being pushed to the brink by higher temperatures and pollution.
This shows yet again how interconnected species are — and how much our changing climate can push fragile species closer to extinction.
It creates a chain reaction, the result of which is a heartbreaking extinction crisis that could wipe out 1 million species in the coming decades.
We have to fight for the survival of every one of them.
The struggle to secure orcas' future requires patience, dedication and stamina. But we're prepared for that long watch.
Your support can help. Please give now to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.
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