“Is the protection of the 900 belugas of the St. Lawrence one of your hopes for the future? What if we rose to that challenge…in just 100 days?” The David Suzuki Foundation summons the population to request that the leaders of the five main federal political parties make a commitment to officially designate critical habitat of the St. Lawrence beluga in the first 100 days of their term.

Over 1000 messages have already been sent to date. Objective: 5000 messages and the protection of the St. Lawrence belugas.
The survival of the St. Lawrence beluga is linked to that of many other species, including our own, with which it shares a rich and fragile ecosystem.

Sources:

On the David Suzuki Foundation website: Elections: 100 days to protect the beluga

To learn more:

On Whales Online:
L’habitat essentiel du béluga du Saint-Laurent est à protéger d’urgence (presently in French only)
St. Lawrence Belugas Declining

On the Government of Canada website:
Recovery Strategy for the Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) St. Lawrence Estuary Population in Canada

News - 2/10/2015

Marie-Sophie Giroux

Marie-Sophie Giroux joined the GREMM in 2005 until 2018. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology and a diploma in Environmental Consulting. As Lead Naturalist, she oversees and coordinates the team working at the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre and writes for Whales Online and Whale Portraits. She loves to share “whale stories” with visitors to the CIMM and readers alike.

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