ABOUT ORCA RESCUES FOUNDATION

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

Human beings have always been inspired by the beauty, strength, intelligence and family bonds of orca (killer whales). So why do we blatantly harm them by enslaving them in tanks for so called entertainment. Human curiosity has supported their captivity for too long. It must stop.

Orca Rescues Foundation provide the funds that are so badly needed to facilitate the rescue and rehabilitation of these majestic animals, including preparational steps. In the long term, our vision is a situation in which specialists can constantly rely on the availability of the financial and administrative means to rescue orca from captivity.

Orca Rescues Foundation is run on a purely voluntary basis. We hope our website provides you with all the information you need to help support this cause. If however you wish to contact us directly to discuss a donation or to satisfy yourself of our sincerity then do use the contact details as displayed and we will do our very best to help you.

The Orca Rescues Foundation Team

Projects We Fund

Plan Rescues

Plan Rescues

✔ Identify Sea Sanctuaries
✔ Legislative Steps

Prepare Rescues

Prepare Rescues

✔ Veterinary Assessments
✔ Construct Floating Pens
✔ Construct Stretchers & Cradles

Carry Out Rescues

Carry Out Rescues

✔ Transportation (Crane, Truck, Plane, Boat)
✔ Monitoring Personnel

Rehabilitation / Retirement

Rehabilitation / Retirement

✔ Food Supply
✔ Medical & Scientific Monitoring
✔ Release Procedure

Our Mission Statement

“Our mission is to establish a global fund to facilitate the release and rehabilitation back to the wild or near-wild of orca in captivity and to give support to specialists, scientists and organisations working to achieve this.”

Core Goals & Core Team

We are proud to work with

Woman for Whales
Orca Network
AIMM
Cetacean Society International

TAKE ACTION

FROM DONATIONS TO GRANTS

Your donations allow us to offer grants to specialists and organisations!

1. Your Project

Describe the project, your specific tasks, and the anticipated expenses

2. Your Expertise

Describe your own expertise and experience, as well as that of your organisation and immediate collaborators in the project

3. Submit Application

Submit your application to Orca Rescues Foundation

4. Evaluation

Trustees evaluate your application and may involve expert reviewers

5. Decision

We inform you about our decision and advise you about further steps in case of approval.

DONATIONS NEEDED

WE NEED YOUR HELP  –  Please donate

Morgan

Morgan, female | Born probably 2007 in the wild | Original capture location Dolfinarium Harderwijk, Netherlands, June 2010 | Immature length 15.5 feet (May 2013) | Immature weight 3530 pounds

Nakai

Nakai, male | Born captive 1st September 2001 at SeaWorld San Diego | Approx. length 16 feet

Narnia

Narnia, female | Born wild August 12th 2006 | Age at capture approx. 6 years | Captured from the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia, August 2012 | Approx. length 16.5 feet (2012) | Weight 5000 pounds (2014)

Lolita

Lolita, female | Born 1966-67 | Captured August 8th 1979, Penn Cove Puget Sound, USA | Captive at Miami Seaquarium, USA | Approx. length 20 feet | Weight 7500 pounds

Kohana

Kohana, female | Born May 3rd 2002 at SeaWorld San Diego | Approx. length 14 feet | Approx. weight 5500 pounds

Kasatka

Kasatka, female | Born 1977 | Captured 26th October 1978 | Captive at SeaWorld, San Diego, USA | Approx. Length 17.5 feet Approx. weight 5900 pounds

Kiska

Kiska, female | Born wild 1976 approx. | Captive at Marineland Ontario, Canada | Approx. length 20 feet | Approx. weight 6500 pounds

Kshamenk

Kshamenk, male | Born wild 1987 approx. | Captive at Mundo Marino, San Clemente del Tuyu, Buenos Aires, Argentina | Approx. length 19.5 feet | Approx. weight not known

Corky

Corky, female | Born 1966 approx. | Captive at SeaWorld San Diego | Approx. length 20 feet | Approx. weight 8200 pounds

Tilikum

Tilikum, male | Born 1981 | Captured off Iceland November 1983 | Captive at SeaWorld Orlando, Florida, USA | Approx. length 14.4 feet | Weight 5500 pounds

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CAPTIVE DEATHS
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3 TRAINER DEATHS

Source | Date: orcahome.de, 15.01.2015

THERE IS A SOLUTION FOR THE CAPTIVE ORCA!

It’s right here and you can make it happen! But it’s urgent and help is needed NOW and this is why …

You can read about the captive ORCA that are currently in focus by clicking on the images above. Each of theses animals has a specific requirement and each is in a different situation and if we are to help them we must plan ahead to provide the essential requirements necessary to end their captivity.   In some cases, depending on an individual’s ability to cope with the time it has been in captivity and how they adapt to rehabilitation, they may even be able to be released back to the wild and/or reunited with their family (pod).

EXPERTS


Howard Garrett

Co-Founder & Co-Director of Orca Network

Orca Rescues Foundation aims to address big questions: When there is an opportunity to return a captive orca to the wild, how do we do it, and how do we pay for it? With Orca Rescues Foundation’s build-up of a global fund to which any non-profit organisation can apply, the experts can concentrate their efforts on returning the whales to ocean homes. Our long-term vision is to develop a large and expanding network of specialists and funding sources – because the time has come to end orca captivity.
David Kirby

Author, “Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity” (St. Martin’s Press 2012)

As someone who researches, writes about and cares about whales and dolphins in the wild and in captivity, I am happy to support Orca Rescues Foundation and its mission of animal welfare. Cetaceans are in need of help around the world, and this is one way that help can be delivered.

PLEASE PRESS THE BUTTON AND DONATE NOW.

Your donation is guaranteed to go directly to facilitate the release and rehabilitation of these supreme cetaceans from their captivity and return them to their proper place in the world’s ocean. With your help this is achievable. Enough is enough! Please donate to help free captive Orca.