Listen to “Episode 7: Protecting Southern Resident killer whales” on Spreaker.

In this episode, we take a look at some of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic inhabitants: The Southern Resident killer whales.

First, we speak with lawyer Margot Venton about why Ecojustice is working with other conservation groups to urge the government to take emergency steps to protect this endangered population — and how you can take action to #ProtectOrcas.

Then we sit down with Christianne Wilhelmson, the executive director of Georgia Strait Alliance. Christianne describes the complex ecosystem where the Southern Residents live, explains why she is a monthly Ecojustice donor and shares her vision for a healthy environmental future for generations to come.

This episode features music by TrancEco, a Canadian composer who mixed “electronic beats, whale sounds, bird calls and the rhythmic wash of the waves” to create the song you hear in this episode, Orca Frolic.

Orca Frolic by TrancEco” by spartanyouthradio is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

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