In This Issue
Vol. 28 Issue 20
SAVING THE KILLERS: AN INTERVIEW WITH MARK ANDERSON
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
- The San Juan County Commission Proclamation on Orca Rights
- The Washington State Legislature, New Law to Protect Southern Resident Orcas
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: JANET THOMAS
MORE FROM SNS
It isn’t often these days that we get to celebrate a major triumph in nature conservation; even less when involving apex mammal predators; and less again when this movement was initiated and paid for by technology executives. This week’s issue describes the early returns of how SNS members have done just that with the Southern Resident Killer Whales of the Salish Sea.
Author’s Note: This is a continuing story about the efforts of SNS members and friends to save the only resident orcas in the world, the southern resident killer whales (SRKW).[Earlier descriptions of this effort have been chronicled in “SNS: Your Orca Dollars At Work” (5/29/02), “SNS: The Orca Crash of 2008-9” (2/23/09), and “SNS Special Alert: IMPORTANT re Saving the Resident Orca of Puget Sound” (12/8/18).] _____
This week’s issue is composed of selections from an interview of me by Janet Thomas, Executive Director of Orca Relief Citizens Alliance, conducted on February 28, 2023. Janet is completing a book on saving the resident killer whales of Puget Sound, and if anyone deserves credit for the successes we’ll be describing here, Janet is that person.
We’ll start by stating the problem and the solutions we’re celebrating today, note those inside the SNS membership who helped get all of us to this point, and then conclude with portions of the interview.