Princess Angeline and her daughter Kiki may be on the verge of starving to death.
An adult southern resident orca needs almost 400 pounds of unpolluted salmon, ideally chinook salmon, every single day to stay healthy.
But due to pollution and dams on the lower Snake River that block their spawning grounds, chinook salmon populations in the region are crashing, creating a disaster for orcas. To make matters worse, pollution from Seattle and other urban centers is carried by rainwater directly into orca habitat.
Your support of Defenders will help us lead the fight by working with local and national officials to stop deadly water pollution, restore salmon habitat, and remove barriers to spawning. But time's running out for us to change the ending for this starving orca family.
Please make a donation today to help the last southern resident orcas. Your gift can make a difference!