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26 November 2018

Worrying St. Lawrence Beluga Mortality Trend Continues in 2018

The tragic plight of the St. Lawrence beluga population continues. Once again this year, researchers are highly concerned about the prevalence of perinatal mortalities in pregnant females and newborns. Since the start of 2018, 12 St. Lawrence beluga carcasses have been found. This number does not represent the actual number of deaths, but the number... Learn more

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25 October 2018

Belugas in Aquariums: a Brief History

Follow us on a journey that will take you from the St. Lawrence to Vancouver via Russia, New York and Ottawa, to understand our history with belugas in aquariums. St. Lawrence: source of the first captive belugas The earliest attempts to keep belugas in aquariums date back to the 1860s in Barnum’s American Museum, in... Learn more

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9 October 2018

Protecting species at risk: “Ottawa not doing enough,” says Environment Commissioner

Delays in the development of action plans, lack of resources, lack of support to partner organizations, neglect that has likely aggravated the situation of endangered species: these are the critical findings issued by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development of the Parliament of Canada, Julie Gelfand. In a scathing report submitted on October... Learn more

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