Protecting Canada’s endangered whales

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Interim Order for the Protection of Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in the Waters of Southern British Columbia

The Government of Canada recognizes that Southern Resident killer whales face imminent threats to their survival and recovery – and has implemented additional measures to save these endangered marine mammals.

Protecting Canada's Endangered Whales

Canada's whales need our help. Together we are working to help protect Canada's endangered whales.

Whales Initiative: Protecting the Southern Resident Killer Whale

The Southern Resident Killer Whale is a vital component of the local marine ecosystem and has cultural significance for Indigenous Peoples and coastal communities in British Columbia.

Protecting North Atlantic right whales from collisions with ships in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Transport Canada is committed to the protection and recovery of the endangered North Atlantic right whales. We are taking actions to protect this species in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.


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