Endangered Species in Canada

From orcas to owls, help your kids get to know Canada’s species at risk and how to protect them

4/ Killer whale


For many years, killer whales (also known as orcas) were largely feared, but new research has revealed just how much these creatures have been misunderstood as well as identifying them as one of the mammals most affected by toxic environmental contaminants (like chemical dumping in the ocean). A legal battle to protect their habitat is also underway which can be followed on Ecojustice.ca.


Region: West Coast of Canada


Take Action: Adopt a killer whale and become a steward of marine conservation and research.

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