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Orca Action Month 2023: Lasting Legacies

Join us throughout the month of June for both virtual and live events. We’ll honor the Lasting Legacies of the Southern Resident orcas and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act with some success stories from the past half century. Be sure to keep an eye on our events calendar and explore the activities offered for all ages. 


There are 73 Southern Resident orcas remaining in the wild.  Orca Action Month is all about coming together and engaging people in actions to support their recovery and the health of the ecosystems that help orcas (and us) survive.

Help us share their story!


Our theme this year is Lasting Legacies - celebrate the Southern Resident orca and the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act.

30 Days of Action for Orcas

In addition to joining our virtual festivities, we're inviting you to help the Southern Resident orcas through individual, independent actions you can do at home!  Join WDC for 30 Days of Action for Orcas: raise awareness about this unique community, improve the health of their ecosystem (or your local environment), and support positive policy change to ensure their recovery.


Share your actions and photos on social media with the tags #OrcaMonth & #OrcaHero – and don’t forget to tag us!  We’re working on some awesome thank-you gifts for people who show the most #OrcaLove!


Download your very own orca action calendar here.

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Join WDC and our partners for Orca Month 2023 events

Attend online and in-person events throughout June to learn about this endangered community of orcas and how you can help save them from extinction.

Help us protect Southern Resident Orcas

Because of you we have been able to secure a critical habitat for the Southern Residents and ensure they have food, but our work is not over. Donate today to make sure that we can continue protecting this critically endangered species.

How it all started

Started over a decade ago by our friends at Orca Network, Orca Month raises awareness of endangered Southern Resident orcas and the need to help them recover to a healthy population. The celebration has taken many forms - and this year we're going virtual!