Protect Southern Resident killer whales
Photo: Ingrid Taylar
Southern Resident killer whales are in crisis.
Found in the Salish Sea, off the coast of British Columbia and Washington State, these incredible animals are a vital part of our marine ecosystems, and have deep cultural significance.
But unless we act now, Southern Resident killer whales may cease to exist.
This unique population faces serious threats to its survival, including dwindling stocks of salmon – the whales’ preferred source of food. Other threats include contamination, as well as physical and acoustic disturbance caused by vessel traffic.
As of September 2017, only 76 Southern Resident killer whales remain in our waters.1
If we want this species to survive, we cannot afford further losses.
That is why we are asking you to call on the government to take immediate steps to protect Southern Resident killer whales.
When an at-risk species faces imminent threats to its survival or recovery, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic LeBlanc and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna have the power to recommend special protections under the Species at Risk Act using an emergency order.
Please, contact the Ministers and urge them to take this important step towards protecting these orcas for generations to come.
Call on Minister LeBlanc and Minister McKenna to protect Southern Resident killer whales.
Take action and protect the orcas.
In January, Ecojustice and our partners issued a call to the federal government, asking it to take action to protect the Southern Resident killer whales. Now, we need your help.
Join us and send your letter today.