Technical innovations, regulations and laws, citizen actions, mobilizations… great efforts are being dedicated to the protection of whales and their habitats. Here is a selection of articles covering these actions.
2019 / 05 / 01
Sanctuary for Retired Belugas: A World First
Two belugas currently living in an aquarium in Shanghai, China, are getting ready to fly to Iceland. The two whales will become residents of the world’s first sanctuary for retired whales. The goal ...
2019 / 03 / 27
The St. Lawrence Challenge: Companies Pledge to Reduce Plastic Consumption
The St. Lawrence Challenge is a recognition and commitment program aimed at businesses and recreational tourism establishments that wish to reduce their consumption of plastic. By doing so, they are h...
2019 / 03 / 13
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (Canada) Offers $150,000 for St. Lawrence Beluga Research
Montréal, March 5, 2019: In the presence of His Serene Highness Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco and several directors of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (Canada), foundation president...
2019 / 02 / 08
Climate bill to give whales a little boost?
A few days before Christmas, the Pact for Transition offered a “climate anti-deficit” bill to Quebec Premier François Legault. This bill aims to force present and future governments to respect Qu...
2019 / 02 / 08
Right Whales: Similar Measures for 2019
The North Atlantic right whale protection measures for 2019 have been announced, and will include measures better suited to the fishing industry, as well as constant monitoring efforts similar to last...
2018 / 11 / 01
Southern Resident Killer Whales: New Measures Announced
The Government of Canada announced further actions to help protect the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKWs) on October 31, 2018. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the...
2018 / 09 / 21
Glasses to See the World like a Whale
How would you like to “see” the world the same way a dolphin, a beluga or a sperm whale does? Marine ecologist and geneticist Andrew Thaler has recently invented a pair of glasses and head...
2018 / 09 / 11
Wave of Solidarity for Belugas
The summer of 2018 has seen a succession of announcements for investments and new projects designed to better understand and protect belugas. Because it is important to take the time to celebrate our ...
2018 / 09 / 07
Cleanup of “Seventh Continent” Set to Begin
On September 8, The Ocean Cleanup project will deploy its first floating system designed to capture waste in the waters of the North Pacific. Over the next six months, some 30 horseshoe-shaped floate...
2018 / 07 / 13
100-Metre Buffer Established for Observing Whales in Canada
Marine mammal conservationists have reason to celebrate: From now on, it will be forbidden to approach within 100 metres of any marine mammal, anywhere in Canada. Prior to July 11, 2018, there were no...