Environmentalists in court to extend protection for killer whales‎

Environmentalists in court to extend protection for killer whales‎

By Judith Lavoie, Victoria Times Colonist VICTORIA — Environmental groups will be in court this week arguing the federal government is failing to adequately protect critical habitat for endangered and threatened pods of killer whales. Ecojustice lawyer Margot Venton is asking the Federal Court of Canada for a judicial review, claiming the government is acting…

An oil spill could be ‘catastrophic’ for British Columbia killer whales

Orca population would not survive an ecological incident, researchers say By Nicholas Read, Special To The Sun March 22, 2010 British Columbia killer whales could become extinct in the long term if an oil spill similar in scope to that from the Exxon Valdez occurred off the coast of B.C., says a conservation biologist with…