I’m Kegan, and I believe partnerships play a powerful role in protecting our environment. Thanks to your support, I’m part of the Ecojustice team working with independent biologist Alexandra Morton, who has dedicated her career to protecting wild salmon and orcas.

I grew up on Gabriola Island off the B.C. coast, where the ocean and fisheries feature in daily life. My summers were spent fishing on my grandparents’ boat and canoeing with friends and family. Once, on a canoe trip, several orcas surfaced nearby. Seeing their towering dorsal fins cut through the water, I was awe-struck by their size and majesty.

My holiday wish is for a healthy ocean where orcas and wild salmon can thrive.

When we learned that a juvenile Southern Resident killer whale died from starvation earlier this year, our team grieved the loss. But as we went to court to protect the Southern Residents from threats linked to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline, your outpouring of support strengthened our resolve to do everything possible to protect these whales — and the wild salmon that sustain them.

In 2018, the Ecojustice team will be helping Alex in the next phase of our long-running efforts to defend wild salmon. We’ll be facing off against the Department of Fisheries and Oceans — and two of the world’s biggest fish farm companies — to protect wild salmon from contagious pathogens found in fish farms situated along wild salmon migratory paths.

We need the full weight of the Ecojustice community behind us as we go to court to secure a future in which the wild salmon that sustain orcas, entire ecosystems, and First Nations cultures can thrive. Please consider making a gift today.

For the fish and whales!

Kegan Pepper-Smith, Lawyer

P.S. Please make a tax-deductible gift today and help Ecojustice raise $200,000 before January 1st. Your gift will help build the case for a better earth and turn our wishes into reality.