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About orcaconservancy

Orca Conservancy is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working on behalf of orcinus orca, the killer whale, and protecting the wild places on which it depends. Successful Petitioner and Litigant in historic U.S. District Court case to list Southern Resident orcas as "Endangered" under the U.S. Endangered Species Act -- the first-ever federal protection for the population. Leader in the Springer Project, the first-ever successful translocation and reintroduction of a wild killer whale, a rescue that captured the attention of the world.

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John Crowe Passes Away. We thank him for his truth and contributions to orca freedom

Orca Conservancy wants to express our sincere condolences to the family of John Crowe on his passing on Monday. As many of you know, John was a former diver who worked with SeaWorld during the deadly orca roundup at Penn … Continue reading

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VICTORY! Aevitas dumps plan to build waste recycling plant in Chilliwack

  Aevitas Inc. has pulled the plug on plans to build a hazardous waste recycling plant by the Fraser River. Aevitas president Byron Day quietly made the announcement about the Chilliwack plant “with great disappointment” late Wednesday afternoon. “I regret … Continue reading

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Got Change? $$ Dockside Cannabis raising donations for Orca Conservancy

GIVE CHANGE – MAKE CHANGE Dockside Cannabis is a Washington State Licensed (I-502) retail store that provides cannabis products and associated accessories to residents and visitors of Washington State who are 21 years of age or older. Do you have … Continue reading

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Puget Sound takes a big step forward towards salmon recovery

APPROVED: Smith Island Restoration Project / Snohomish County Orca Conservancy sent the letter below in support of the Smith Island Restoration Project / Snohomish County. This project will directly help revive threatened Chinook salmon in the Puget Sound basin. Great … Continue reading

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TAKEPART – The Toxic Threat to One of the World’s Rarest Killer Whales

                        Will a project intended to remove toxic waste from the environment end up harming a critically endangered killer whale? This is what environmentalists fear after the city of … Continue reading

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Eleven Local and National Environmental Organizations Oppose Hazardous Waste Facility on Fraser River in Chilliwack, BC

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Meet Orca Conservancy

Photo Credit: Will Harris (L to R) Tamara Shea Kelley, Michael Harris, Jackie Woods, Dr. David Bain, Shari Tarantino (not pictured, Brian Calvert). Orca Conservancy is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) Washington State non-profit organization working on behalf of Orcinus orca, the … Continue reading

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Baby girl gives hope to orca pods’ future

Katherine Dedyna / Times Colonist January 8, 2015 09:33 PM Updated: January 9, 2015 03:28 PM A baby killer whale born in late December is a female and “looking good,” says a relieved Shari Tarantino of the Washington-based Orca Conservancy. … Continue reading

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  YOU CAN HELP ORCA CONSERVANCY EARN DONATIONS JUST BY SHOPPING WITH YOUR FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD! Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how … Continue reading

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