30th Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle

30th Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle

This week Raincoast will join hundreds of scientists, First Nations and tribal government representatives, policy makers, community members and conservationists at the 30th Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference, in Seattle. As the largest and most comprehensive conference focused on the Salish Sea, the event is an important opportunity to progress this years theme: Ecosystem Recovery in an International Transboundary System…

Southern Resident killer whales need action, not delay

Southern Resident killer whales need action, not delay

Will Southern Resident killer whales survive the next one hundred years? Is the Federal government willing to finally implement the measures needed to protect and recover killer whales in the Salish Sea? How do Chinook salmon populations, shipping, fishing, whale watching, vessel noise and disturbance in the Salish Sea impact killer whales? Mark Bennae and Adam Stirling asked these questions and more…

Critical situation for Southern Resident killer whales provokes call for urgent  action

Critical situation for Southern Resident killer whales provokes call for urgent action

Only 76 Southern Resident killer whales remain. This is a critical situation. Today, represented by Ecojustice, and in collaboration with other science and environmental organizations, we are calling on the Canadian government to take immediate action to protect these whales…

New research indicates increasing Chinook salmon abundance and reducing disturbance is essential for Southern Resident killer whale recovery

New research indicates increasing Chinook salmon abundance and reducing disturbance is essential for Southern Resident killer whale recovery

Our new study shows a 25% chance that these iconic whales could be lost within the next 100 years. With appropriate and resolute actions, however, this risk of extinction could be significantly reduced…

Research: Evaluating anthropogenic threats to endangered killer whales to inform effective recovery plans

Research: Evaluating anthropogenic threats to endangered killer whales to inform effective recovery plans

The endangered Southern Resident killer whales (SRKWs) that inhabit the Pacific Coast of Canada and the United States are balancing on a knife-edge. New research conducted by an international team of renowned scientists representing academic and conservation organizations in three countries…