Orca Conservancy – Orca Protectors | July 4th 2017 | San Juan Island
July 09, 2017
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The Orca Protectors’ debut was in the Friday Harbor 4th of July Parade on San Juan Island. The event was sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce.
Sixteen organizations — each dedicated to the protection of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale — marched together showing their shared support of the orcas.
Our region’s resident orcas — J, K and L pods — are at a critical juncture. NOAA has declared Southern Resident Killer Whales one of only eight “Spotlight” species (out of 1,652 on the Endangered Species list). Spotlight species are considered most at risk of extinction unless immediate action is taken to stabilize and recover their populations.
A powerful powerful message was shared with thousands of locals and tourists alike as 130 people marched for the orcas!
We won the Judges’ Special Choice Award!