No half measures for Southern Resident killer whales

Only three days left for your input to the Federal government on recovery actions.

For the last several months Raincoast and our partners have been working diligently to inform government about what is required for Southern Resident killer whale recovery. Right now, as we anticipate the return of these endangered whales to the Salish Sea, the federal government is considering exactly what measures they will take to aid recovery in 2019.

They are asking you for your input, and it is critical that you encourage them to make the right choice. Many voices are advocating for less ambitious recovery actions.

Fill out the survey now

Please follow the link, complete the survey by May 3rd and encourage your friends to do the same.

Our position is based on research we have published with an international team of scientists and expertise from our colleagues at the David Suzuki Foundation, Georgia Strait Alliance, Natural Resources Defense Council and WWF Canada. We’ve identified what we believe are the most effective options for recovery based on the best available science and a precautionary approach.

To be clear, Southern Resident killer whales are going extinct under current conditions. To recover they require measures that reduce noise, disturbance and pollution. They also need improved prey availability, i.e. more Chinook salmon.

We owe government credit for opening a dialogue and if we can demonstrate strong public support for bold recovery measures, there is more chance of getting these whales the support they need. This is no time for half measures, so please make your voice heard.

For those that remain.


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Help us protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest

Together with Pender Islands Conservancy, we are raising funds to purchase and permanently protect a 45 acre forested property on the edge of the Salish Sea. The KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest is located within the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in Canada. It is also among the most threatened in Canada. Protecting these forests is an investment in our collective future.

We’ve just announced a donation matching campaign to support the purchase and permanent protection of KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest. Every dollar donated before December 31, 2022 will be matched by anonymous donors. This is a chance for you to double your impact!