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The Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program

Killer whales in British Columbia are listed as either endangered or threatened under Canada’s Species at Risk Act. Learning everything we can about killer whales is paramount to ensuring that the best standards and regulations are put in place to protect them.

Ocean Wise Conservation Association is a non-profit conservation organization. This means that our research projects – such as the photogrammetry study and our genetics research – rely on grants, donations, and our signature fundraising initiative, the Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program.

For close to 30 years, the generosity of donors who have chosen to symbolically adopt wild killer whales through the Adoption Program have funded important conservation efforts and ground-breaking research. Today, your monthly support through the Adoption program continues to support a range of conservation activities, including the Marine Mammal Research Program’s annual killer whale field research and analyzing DNA samples in our Conservation Genetics Lab.

Your adoption of a wild killer whale makes conservation and research possible. Adopt now!

How will my adoption help wild killer whales?

Learning everything we can about killer whales provides us with the information and motivation we need to protect them. We’ve learned a lot in the last 30 years, but our work is not done.

With your support, by symbolically adopting a wild killer whale, our conservation-oriented research will continue to be used to help protect these magnificent animals and their important habitat.

Adopt a killer whale