Conservation groups want U.S. to pressure Canada to protect right whales

American conservation groups are urging the U.S. government to apply pressure Canada to do more to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale and avoid imposing a ban on various Canadian seafood products. Nine U.S.-based organizations have sent an 11-page…

Climate change, human activities take toll on spiny softshell turtles: UTRCA researchers

The extreme weather this year has stirred up some turtle trouble and kept researchers working with endangered spiny softshell turtles in the Thames watershed on high alert. A local species at risk biologist says April and May’s abnormally cool weather…

Canada reverses speed restrictions meant to protect right whales in Gulf of St. Lawrence

The Government of Canada announced on Friday evening that it has reversed the speed restrictions placed on shipping lanes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence meant to protect endangered right whales. Their decision comes after Transport Canada’s surveillance program —…

5 marmot pups born at the Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is celebrating the birth of five furry new residents. That Vancouver Island marmot pups were born at the Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre, the zoo announced Thursday. Vancouver Island marmots are one of the most endangered mammals in…

90 North Atlantic right whales sighted in Gulf of St. Lawrence: DFO

Due to poor marine weather conditions, DFO’s at-sea surveillance efforts to re-locate the three entangled North Atlantic right whales were not possible on Wednesday. But in a statement, Fisheries and Oceans Canada that they and their partners are committed to…

Efforts continue to locate three right whales entangled in fishing gear in Gulf of St. Lawrence

The race is on to locate and safely disentangle three endangered North Atlantic right whales in the southern part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Morning rescue efforts were delayed by strong winds, according to a brief email sent by…

Federal review flags concerns in efforts to protect right whales in Canada

A new federal scientific review shows measures taken to protect North Atlantic right whales from being struck by ships and getting caught in fishing gear may not be doing enough to keep whales from being hurt or killed off Atlantic…

Right whale deaths in the past month have almost wiped out recent population gains

A leading whale expert says confirmation that a sixth North Atlantic right whale has died in Canadian waters this season is devastating for the critically endangered species. Marine ecologist Mark Baumgartner says only seven right whale calves were born earlier…