Population of Southern Resident Orcas Continues to Decline

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Author: 
Andrea Smith
Source: 
The Tyee

The upcoming Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would increase tanker traffic sevenfold and increase the threat to killer whales, which are endangered. Only 74 southern resident killer whales remain in the water off the Pacific Coast. In 1996, there were 97. Previously, the government announced five-year, $167.4 million initiative to improve prey availability and reduce disturbances to the whales. The government has recently announced another $61.5 million in funding will be alloted to protect killer whales and their environment. 

Latest Opportunities

Grade K/1/2 Teacher

Tl'azt'en Nation
August 5, 2020

Senior Director - Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Programs

Provincial Health Services Authority
August 4, 2020

Indigenous Education Secretary

School District No. 83
August 4, 2020

Advertisements