Orca Tour 2019
Join us for an evening with author and conservationist, Erich Hoyt, will include a light reception. This will be followed by a presentation and talk given by Erich Hoyt on “Healthy Seas for Whales and Dolphins” and book signing of a new edition of “ORCA: The Whale Called Killer.”
Erich Hoyt, the internationally renowned author, and marine conservationist is returning to deliver a new series of talks about orcas and marine conservation. ‘Orca Tour 2019’ follows the sell-out 2014 and 2015 tours and will focus on Erich’s efforts to protect marine mammal habitats worldwide and how they might support the conservation of orcas in the North Pacific. The talks, as well as the release of the Erich’s expanded new edition of “Orca: The Whale Called Killer,” are especially timely given the recent loss of three southern resident orcas.
“Orca: The Whale Called Killer” charts Erich Hoyt’s adventures and conservation work, which began with killer whales off the B.C. coast and was followed by two decades of orca research in Kamchatka, Russia. As co-chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force, and policy lead for the Healthy Seas program of the U.K.-based Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), Erich co-directs a 10-year project to map the habitats for 130 species of marine mammals across the world’s oceans. His book, “Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises,” has helped set the standard for marine biodiversity conservation work.