Puget Sound Killer Whale ESA Listing Five Year Status Review

December 2016: Five-Year Status Review of Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) under the Endangered Species Act, 2016pdf format 358kb

Mar. 17, 2011: NOAA Fisheries announced that it has completed its five-year review of the ESA status of Southern Resident killer whales. Based on available information we determined that no change is needed in their status, and they remain listed as endangered. The 2011 status review includes information on our progress to implement recovery actions.

Feb. 11, 2011: Comments received on ESA five-year review of Southern Resident killer whales:

Apr. 6, 2010: NOAA Fisheries announced a five-year review of Southern Resident killer whales under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). pdf format (46kb) A five-year review is a periodic process conducted to ensure that the listing classification of a species is accurate. The review is based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review.

*What are you doing to support recovery of the endangered Southern Resident killer whales?*
You can now use a simple form to share information on what you’re doing to implement recovery actions from the Recovery Plan (pdf format 1.7MB). Let us know how you’re contributing to recovery to inform our five-year review and to help us track implementation of the Recovery Plan. You must fill out a separate form for each action.