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Misty MacDuffee joins Adam Sterling on CFAX 1070 to discuss Washington State’s billion dollar plan to aid killer whale recovery

Southern Resident killer whales J50 with her sister, J42, in July of 2018, swim by in the Salish Sea.

Misty MacDuffee and Adam Stirling discuss the benefits and the shortcomings of Washington’s investment, the problem with dams, aid to Chinook hatcheries and new hatchery production. They discuss the genetic and ecological implications from hatcheries and why MacDuffee believes this makes them a poor investment for salmon recovery and Southern Resident killer whales.     […]

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Chinook salmon, 74 killer whales, and the future of the Salish Sea

A Southern Resident killer whales, J50, glides through the water in the Salish Sea.

2018 closes with just 74 Southern Resident killer whales remaining in the world. You’ve been with us through a year of huge wins and some heartbreaking losses and it’s worth a recap as we close the year and prepare for 2019. January – With 76 Southern Residents remaining, Raincoast and partners petition the government to […]

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Southern Resident killer whales are on the precipice

The federal government recently announced its refusal to issue an emergency order, despite the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans’ recommendation to do so. Although we commend the ministers for recommending an emergency order be used, we are deeply disappointed that Cabinet rejected what we believe to be the best available tool to recover these whales…

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From meerkats to killer whales

A family of meerkats stand together watching, while a young member opens their mouth and shows their tongue.

For animal species that form social groups, living together can have a strong effect on individuals’ chances of survival and reproduction, and ultimately on how population sizes change over time. New work, led by myself in collaboration with a team of researchers from Canada, the UK, and Switzerland, combines theory and data to shed light […]

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We won our legal challenge to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

J50 and Family in the Salish Sea

Today we can all celebrate a significant win in our efforts to protect the Salish Sea, Fraser River salmon, and the Southern Resident killer whales. This morning, the federal court of appeal unanimously ruled that the Canadian government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion project violated its legal obligations to protect endangered Southern Resident killer […]

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