Our goal is to understand the habitat needs of whales through dedicated research programs and collaboration with coastal First Nations communities.
We are devoted to a lifetime commitment to uphold the balance between all whales and the environment essential for their survival. This is being accomplished through research and partnerships that allow us to share with you, all that we can learn from these majestic whales.
Funding support from the Save Our Seas Foundation has enabled BC Whales to continue its important work in very tough and remote conditions. It is hoped that sufficient data will be accumulated over the next few years to convince Canada’s government to declare Caamano Sound critical habitat for orcas.
Janie migrates along the British Columbian (BC) coast like the whales whose lives she’s been fascinated by since her childhood. Recording whale movement patterns from Fin Island Research Station in the Great Bear Rainforest in the summer, Janie moves southward to manage Orca Lab during the harsh winters. Her team aims to provide up-to-date information on cetaceans so that they can be better managed in the light of industrial development and growing human activity on the BC coast. From localising whale calls underwater to monitoring their behaviour from land and sea, Janie hopes for better protection for BC’s whales.