A rainbow is created by the exhalation of a killer whale breaking through the water.

Southern Residents and recovery

Reversing, or even slowing, our systemic unsustainable human footprint on a time scale relevant to dwindling wildlife populations is a challenge.

Raincoast’s approach to recovering Southern Resident killer whales stands on two primary tenets. First is to hold the …

Close up of orca whale, black and white head and body and front fins visible in clear green water

Recovery efforts for resident orcas

In 2019, we saw the most significant threat reduction measures the Canadian government has taken to date to support recovery of Southern Resident killer whales.

Our engagement with federal departments helped establish five technical working groups that focus on specific …

A flock of white and black snow geese with yellow beaks captured in mid flight as they crpwd out the blue in the sky, above paler blue waters of the Fraser Estuary

Help stop Terminal 2 expansion

In the heart of the Fraser Estuary, the Port of Vancouver is proposing to double the size of the Deltaport shipping terminal at Roberts Bank, putting further stress on an estuary which has already lost over 80% of its natural …

Two orca whale bodies and their fins visible as they are more than half out of the blue ocean water, with some froth near their heads and a beautiful prism of rainbow colours arcing across the foreground

Show your love this Valentine’s day

Raincoast has a deep commitment to all the wildlife of BC’s Coast, including the Southern Resident killer whales.

We have been using science, legal action and public engagement to further recovery efforts for this critically endangered species. You can also …

Humpback whale breaching out of the water, with an island covered with trees as backdrop in the blue green grey ocean

Humpback

Humpback whale.

Close up photograph of an orca whale, white and black face and black body partially out of green water.

Southern Residents and recovery

In 2019, we saw the most significant threat reduction measures the Canadian government has taken to date to support recovery of Southern Resident killer whales. Through coordinated legal, scientific, and public outreach strategies, and government negotiations, Raincoast and our …

Several killer whales and one juvenile orca whale swimming very close to its parent throw up spray and foam in the blue green ocean.

Killer whales and court rooms

We have to go back to the last century (1999) to begin our story of killer whales and court rooms. It was then that both Northern and Southern Resident killer whales were recommended for listing, respectively as threatened and endangered. …

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