No Time Like Now to Save Orcas
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Center for Biological Diversity
August 2015

ACTION

Threats continue all along the orcas' migration route, down to the San Francisco Bay and beyond: Fast-moving maritime traffic, coastal pollution, ocean noise, fishing gear entanglements and food supply depletion could all be minimized by new rules.

Take action. Tell the Fisheries Service to end its delays and move forward with a proposed rule extending habitat protection throughout these killer whales' winter range. Species with critical habitat protection are twice as likely to be on the path to recovery as those without.

Sign an online petition here

AND/OR better yet, make direct contact:

Lynne Barre, Seattle Branch Chief
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
phone (206) 526-4745
[email protected]

INFORMATION

This population of orcas is probably the best studied of the world's marine mammals. There's a wide body of scientific research that supports the identification of coastal areas off Washington, Oregon and California as essential winter foraging grounds, and the best available science demonstrates the needed habitat protections.

Because the National Marine Fisheries Service already possesses more than ample data, I urge you to move forward with a proposed rule extending habitat protection throughout these killer whales' winter range. Time is of the essence in saving endangered species.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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