Species Protection

Campaign Updates

The protection of killer whales and their habitat was at the heart of the establishment of Georgia Strait Alliance nearly thirty years ago. When we protect an umbrella species like the killer whale, hundreds of other species and the environment they depend on are also protected in the process. We have joined forces with our allies in the past to fight for critical habitat for this population and worked hard in demanding the government release the long overdue Recovery Strategy and Action Plan.

Today the Southern Resident population has dwindled to just 74 individuals and extensive research shows that the population is at high risk of extinction if immediate actions are not taken to address the threats that face them. We continue to work with our allies as we push for an Emergency Order from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to implement immediate actions to save this population from disappearing forever. Keeping the public informed and creating opportunities for citizens to be involved is a key component in our fight to save the iconic Southern Residents that are so important to people of the west coast and the world.


Learn more about our campaign to save Southern Residents and ways that you can get involved! »


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Here are some of the submissions we have made for stronger orca protection, along with the government documents we have commented on:

For more information on our legal cases to protect Southern Resident orcas, visit our media page.