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.
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...
2018 / 07 / 13
Banc-des-Américains: A New Marine Protected Area
The governments of Quebec and Canada have announced the creation of a new jointly-managed marine protected area at the American Bank off the Gaspé Peninsula. Protecting the 1,000 km2 territory is a s...
2018 / 07 / 03
Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park: 20 Years of Conservation Efforts
The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park as we know it today was created in 1998. However, it took several decades of consultations and waiting to get there, hence the importance of celebrating this 20th...
2018 / 06 / 22
A New Measure for Belugas in the Marine Park
Calving season for St. Lawrence belugas is right around the corner, and to provide these animals with an area of peace and quiet, Parks Canada has announced a no-boating zone in the Baie Sainte-...
2017 / 11 / 08
Boats to Maintain Greater Distance from Killer Whales
By next spring, vessels off the coast of British Columbia will no longer be permitted to approach within 200 metres of southern resident killer whales, announced DFO Minister Dominic LeBlanc on Octobe...
2017 / 09 / 26
Who wants to play beluga researcher?
A team of researchers from Manitoba needs your eyes to sort through thousands of underwater photos of belugas. Are you ready to discover what lurks below the water surface? You’ll see how easy i...
2017 / 08 / 15
Studying Gannets to Better Understand the Feeding Activities of Whales
A text from Sonia Villalon The monitoring of northern gannet populations (Morus bassanus) is of particular interest for understanding changes in whale diets in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Gannets are se...
2017 / 07 / 04
Whale-watching tours: opportunities to educate and raise awareness?
A case study in Juneau, Alaska demonstrates the potential of whale-watching tours as an educational and public awareness tool for the protection of whales and the marine environment. This study also r...