We would like to give our deepest thanks to our
all supporter organizations including the Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Society (WDCS), the Rufford Small Grants Foundation, Kluh Foundation, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS),
and the Audrey and John Sacher trusts, the Litowitz Foundation, Cetacean Society International (CSI), Animal Welfare Institute, and Project Thursdays Child. A special thanks is due
to the Alaska Sea Life Center which sponsored the wide-area surveys in 2002-2005 along the eastern Kamchatka coast which are responsible for many
new photo-IDs, recordings and other whale sightings. We are grateful to Pew Charitable Trusts who support our project on the critical habitats of cetaceans. We are grateful to Iridium360 for providing us with satellite communications during 2016 field season.
Thanks are also due to many individuals but we would especially
like to mention Alison Wood, Vanessa Williams, Cathy Williamson
and Berry Goddard at Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society head
office in the UK, Niki Entrup at WDCS Germany, Naomi Rose at HSUS. We are also grateful to
many people from Sevvostrybvod and Kamchatka Branch of Pacific Institute of Geography. Thanks to John Pachkovsky and Ivan Seredkin for the heater in 2005 and for the tent. We are also grateful to the director of “Heritage expeditions” Rodney Russ. We are also grateful to Denis Gavrilov who provided us with a new boat engine, recorder and GPS navigator in 2016. And, of course, thanks to all of our colleagues who worked a lot to get to know more about
orcas and their conservation in Far Eastern Russia.