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.
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.