Support the Origami Whales Project

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Jacques Cousteau


Current funding needs

Your contribution would be greatly appreciated in support of being a voice for Lolita the lone Orca in captivity for 50 years at the Miami Seaquarium. We are also advocating to save Lolita‚Äôs family, the Endangered Southern Resident Orcas (J, K, & L Pods) of the Pacific Northwest.

Peggy also continues each year since 2012 to engage public participation through the "Let's Face It" Visual Petition (VP) campaign and other art actions at Maui Dolphin Day for the critically endangered Maui & Hector's dolphins of New Zealand. 

For over 40 years (mostly at my personal expense) I have been an activist for Cetaceans (Whales and Dolphins). For over a decade I've empowered children of all ages (including adults) while raising awareness about the plight of Whales and Dolphins through visually powerful public Environmental Art projects and exhibits all over the world. The photo below is from my trip to Tokyo in 2010 to join up with Ric O'Barry ("The Cove") and Save Japan Dolphins with a curtain of 1,300 Origami Dolphins. Each paper dolphin represents a real dolphin slaughtered annually in the fishing village of Taiji, Japan.

Since 2004, the Origami Whales Project (OWP) has worked to raise awareness concerning threats to cetaceans (dolphins and whales) through its stunning and memorable "Curtain of 38,000 Origami Whales."* Created by thousands of concerned citizens across the globe and exhibited throughout the world, this large-scale public art project serves as a powerful visual statement and memorial for the thousands of individual whales killed since the 1986 ban on commercial whaling.

* Since its inception, "the big curtain" is updated each year by adding 2,000 more Origami Whales (the number of real whales reported killed each year).

As urgent need for cetacean rights activities arise, the Origami Whales Project has expanded with additional outreach and education programs, creating "Curtains" of origami dolphins and whales in United States, Japan, Dominica, and New Zealand.

Tax-deductible donations

The Origami Whales Project is sponsored through CSI

By check or money order payable to "Cetacean Society International" with this essential memo on the check: “Origami Whales Project

Please send checks to:


“Origami Whales Project”
c/o Cetacean Society International
PO Box 330298
West Hartford, CT 06133-0298

(Please provide the name and address of any donor seeking a tax deduction for their donation. CSI shall acknowledge donations of $250 with a letter of confirmation to the donor for IRS tax deduction requirements.)

Gift your friends with Love
for "our" Cetaceans!

Funding is needed for continued outreach as well as future exhibits.

Your tax-deductible contribution will help the Origami Whales Project continue to raise awareness through exhibit and outreach, educating and empowering children and adults, who all are invited to participate in this large scale public environmental art project.

Peggy Oki #OWP

Thank you for your consideration and support!

Peggy Oki
Origami Whales Project Founder & Director, "Let's Face It" Visual Petition campaign coordinator

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