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Conservation of Cetaceans and Sea Turtles in British Columbia

Of the 23 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, and sea turtles in BC waters, 12 are listed under the Species at Risk Act as Endangered, Threatened, or Special Concern.  All cetacean and turtles species are subjected to human-caused threats that may impact the health of their populations and impede their recovery.  However, there are many ways that you can help to protect cetaceans and sea turtles in British Columbia: By reporting your sightings, following the Be Whale Wise Guidelines, hosting an educational event, eating sustainable seafood, or participating in a shoreline cleanup, you can help to conserve these amazing animals and protect their environment from further degradation.

 

Be Whale Wise

By following the Be Whale Wise Guidelines, you are helping to reduce the impact of your vessel on marine mammals.

Invite Wild Whales

Involve your community, colleagues, or classmates by inviting us to give a presentation for your school, nature group, professional organization, or festival.

Ocean Wise Programs

Learn more about the Ocean Wise Programs such as the Marine Mammal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, and Ocean Wise Life.

Partners in Conservation

There are numerous organizations that are working to conserve marine species and the environment. We work closely with these groups, with a common goal of protecting our oceans.