For over 10 years, Raincoast has been using science, public education and the courts to try and protect Canada’s endangered population of salmon-eating Southern Resident killer whales. With their salmon stocks in decline, and a noisy and polluted ocean, they face extinction under existing conditions.⠀
Raincoast’s population viability assessment and those conducted by government scientists indicate that the population faces a 25% to 49% risk of extinction (respectively) in the next 100 years if these threats aren’t reduced.⠀
The good news is that our research indicates that recovery is possible if these conditions are reversed.⠀
Photo by U.S National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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