Protecting Canada's endangered whales
is taking action
We are working with partners to help protect Canada's endangered whales.
Report dead or distressed marine mammals
To report dead, injured or entangled marine mammals, please visit report a marine mammal in distress.
North Atlantic right whales
North Atlantic right whales are endangered. The global population is about 366. What are we doing now?
- Government of Canada outlines its 2021 measures to protect North Atlantic right whales
- Fishery management measures to protect North Atlantic right whales
- Protecting North Atlantic right whales from collisions with vessels in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
- North Atlantic right whale monitoring and surveillance activities
- Interactive map on the latest right whale observations
- 2021 fishery notices related to North Atlantic right whales
- Combatting marine litter: Ghost gear
Southern Resident killer whales
With only 74 individuals remaining, Southern Resident killer whales are critically endangered and are facing an imminent threat. Learn about what we are doing to help them.
- Management measures to protect Southern Resident killer whales
- Government of Canada continues to strengthen measures to protect Southern Resident killer whales – April 2021
- Government of Canada announces second year of enhanced measures to protect Southern Resident killer whales – May 2020
- Transport Canada: Interim Order for the Protection of Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in the Waters of Southern British Columbia
- Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca): recovery strategy 2018
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