Southern Resident killer whales need our help

Learn more about how to help protect Southern Resident killer whales.

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Southern Resident killer whales need our help. They are critically endangered and face an imminent threat. The global population is about 74.

Whales can be injured or killed by human-induced threats. Underwater noise, contaminants and lack of prey are affecting their ability to recover.

What are we doing about these threats?

  • Keeping vessels at least 200 metres away
  • Building capacity to help whales in distress
  • Increasing efforts to look for whales
  • Protecting areas where whales forage for prey
  • Reducing fishing activity to increase prey
  • Increasing research on contaminants
  • Working with our partners

Together we’re working to protect Southern Resident killer whales.