Photo: Protecting orcas

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Few experiences are as exciting and awe-inspiring as seeing orcas off B.C.'s coast. But these endangered whales will only survive if we protect them. The government's proposed Killer Whale Action Plan was more than three years late. And it doesn't contain anything that will help whales right away.

Canadians care about protecting orcas. Thanks to your support, nearly 9,000 people were able to send messages to the federal government. They demanded immediate action to address the threats to orcas' food. They also called for increased enforcement and education, and a ban on toxins in orca habitat. Now we're waiting for a final, stronger action plan.