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 75 remaining, Southern Resident killer whales are critically endangered and are facing an imminent threat. Learn about what we are doing to help them.
- Transport Canada: Interim Order for the Protection of Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in the Waters of Southern British Columbia
- 2019 Management Measures
- Government of Canada announces enhanced measures for protecting British Columbia’s Southern Resident killer whales
- Government of Canada protects two new areas off British Columbia’s coast for Resident Killer Whales
- Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca): recovery strategy 2018
- Government of Canada taking further action to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales
- Southern and northern resident killer whales need your help
- The Government of Canada takes immediate action to protect endangered whales through the Oceans Protection Plan
- Whales Initiative: Protecting the Southern Resident Killer Whale
North Atlantic Right whales
North Atlantic Right whales are critically endangered. The global population is about 411. What are we doing now?
- Fishery management measures to protect North Atlantic right whales
- On alert for whales
- Protecting North Atlantic right whales from collisions with ships in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
- What we heard: A summary of comments from the 2018 Pan-Atlantic Roundtable on North Atlantic right whales
- Combatting marine litter: Ghost gear
St. Lawrence-Estuary Beluga
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