The population of the resident Salish Sea orcas has been a big concern for many around the Pacific Northwest the last several years. These animals are an iconic and vital part of the Salish Sea but their numbers have been dwindling over the decades. Currently, only 74 resident orcas call the Salish Sea home, including Tahlequah, […]

via Washington’s Proposed Temporary Ban On Whale Watching Tours. — Animals of the Pacific Northwest

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“We’ve already seen Zinke put politics over science in Endangered Species Act decisions, from the Pacific walrus in Alaska to boreal toads in Colorado,” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today to expose a secretive program that denies Endangered Species Act protection to imperiled species like the Pacific walrus. Today’s lawsuit, […]

via Lawsuit Targets Zinke’s Secretive Program Undermining Wildlife Protection — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Ottawa Moves to Protect the Southern Resident Killer Whale Population!

A basket of ‘significant bold measures’ are being touted by the Canadian Federal Fisheries department to help protect the Southern Killer Whale pods.

The whales are at risk due to lack of Chinook salmon prey; noise from boats, ships and ferries and disturbance by same; and pollution contaminants.

Measures being implemented or considered are: buffer zones, fishery closures and whale sanctuaries…all long overdue!

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

via Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Originally posted on The ocean update: New measures have been announced by the federal government to protect the endangered whales from potential entanglement in lobster fishing gear. (CBC) Season won’t open at all in one area off northern coast of New Brunswick April 24th, 2018 (Gabrielle Fhamy). Parts of the water off the coast of New Brunswick…

via New rules sprung on lobster fishermen to protect endangered whales (New Brunswick, Canada) — “OUR WORLD”