Protecting Canada's Endangered Whales
Canada's whales need our help
Together we are working 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.
Whales can get tangled in ropes, nets, and fishing gear.
Science informs our actions to protect whales.
Tips and guidelines about watching and approaching whales and marine wildlife.
On alert for whales
We are actively looking for right whales.
Let's Talk Whales
Review of the effectiveness of recovery efforts for the North Atlantic Right Whale, Southern Resident Killer Whale, and St. Lawrence Estuary Beluga, and recommendations for priority actions.
Oceans Protection Plan
Canada has the world's longest coastline, and our water is one of our most important resource.
Working with our partners
We collaborate with other governments, stakeholders, partners, scientists, and others to better protect endangered whales in Canadian waters.
Southern Resident killer whales
With only about 76 remaining, Southern Resident killer whales are critically endangered and are facing an imminent threat. Learn about what we are doing to help them.
- The Government of Canada takes immediate action to protect endangered whales through the Oceans Protection Plan
- Whales Initiative: Protecting the Southern Resident Killer Whale
- Government of Canada takes action to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales (May 2018)
North Atlantic Right whales
North Atlantic Right whales are critically endangered. The global population is about 450. What are we doing now?
St. Lawrence-Estuary Beluga
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