Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s Written Evidence
Submitted by: Raincoast Conservation Foundation
This document summarizes Raincoast’s other written evidence reports. It also provides background information on the Southern Resident Killer Whales, including their endangered status, their geographical distribution, population trends, the specific risks facing small wildlife populations generally, the main threats to the whales from human activity (reduced prey, environmental contaminants including oil spills, and acoustic and other disturbance), and cumulative effects on the whales. This includes discussion of the potentially catastrophic effect of a large oil spill.