Whales at risk

Experts from different backgrounds are pooling their efforts to develop recovery programs in compliance with the Species at Risk Act, aiming to better understand existing threats and to propose recovery strategies for populations at risk.

  • Recovery strategies

    The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) is responsible for identifying Canadian species at risk. The thirteen cetacean species of the St. Lawrence ha...

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  • Threats

    While some whale populations have recovered from overhunting that had persisted for centuries, others are still swimming in troubled waters. Today, all areas of human activity have...

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  • Actions for the future

    The treasures of the St. Lawrence are undermined by human activities. To counter the threats to the St. Lawrence, the Canadian and Quebec governments are joining forces. Private or...

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