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Protecting whales

Actions to help protect Canada's endangered whales.

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Report dead or distressed marine mammals

To report dead, injured or entangled marine mammals, please visit report a marine mammal in distress.

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Working with our partners

Collaborating with other governments, groups that have expertise in marine mammals and species at risk, and others to prevent future incidents.

Research

Science informs our action to protect whales.

Watching marine wildlife

Guidelines and best practices for observing marine animals in your region.

Ghost gear

The problem with ghost fishing gear and what we are doing about it.

Whalesafe gear adoption fund

Supporting the transition to whalesafe gear by 2023

Endangered whales

North Atlantic right whale protection measures

There are approximately 336 North Atlantic right whales in the world. See the steps Canada is taking to help this iconic species recover.

Southern Resident killer whale protection measures

There are approximately 74 Southern Resident killer whales in the world. Canada continues to strengthen measures to protect the endangered Southern Resident killer whale.

Canada’s endangered St. Lawrence-Estuary Beluga

There are less than 900 St. Lawrence-Estuary Beluga in the world. Here’s what we are doing to help them.

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