Safeguard the Southern Resident killer whales

Tail fins and white patch on black back of two orcas visible in the Salish Sea beside Saturna Island.

Photo by Miles Ritter of Saturna Island.

There are currently just 74 members of the Southern Resident killer whales remaining.

While two births in 2020 is positive news, before that, Southern Residents had seen no successful calves since 2015. Raincoast is continuing to use science and advocacy to safeguard these whales. Their salmon food supply is in decline, their waters are noisy and polluted, and measures to reduce these threats have been inadequate.

The federal review panel for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project concluded it will have “significant adverse and cumulative effects” on Canada’s endangered Southern Resident killer whales.

Stopping Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 2 expansion project is a step in protecting Southern Resident’s food and habitat. Take action and support killer whale recovery.

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