Back in August we brought news of a petition filed by property developers, farmers and commercial fisheries asking the U.S. government to delist Pacific Northwest Southern resident orca from the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Sadly, today, we bring news that the petition has been accepted by NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association) and the listing of the small Southern resident population under the ESA will be reviewed.
Read comments on the petition from Orca Network's Howard Garrett:
Journalist Tim Zimmermann covers the story: http://timzimmermann.com/2012/11/27/california-farmers-vs-souther-resident-killer-whales-and-salmon/
For more information and links, please read Candace Whiting's article: