The Salish Sea’s most iconic and beloved Southern Resident killer whale (SRKW) population is dwindling and experts predict they may go extinct. We launched our #ForTheWhales campaign on Saturna Island on August 17th, 2019 to directly address this dire situation. This event included a lecture by Lauren McWhinnie from the University of Victoria (UVic) and Jackie Hildering (aka The Marine Detective) from the Marine Education Research Society (MERS), along with a series of short videos of our ambassadors at the Saturna Island Community Hall.


SIMRES worked with a number of organizations who are leading examples of our Top Actions philosophy. Click on their names to see a video about their work.

Jessica Wilson  Owner of The Salt Shop, Salt Spring Island, BC
Brian Henry   Owner and Founder of Ocean River Sports, Victoria BC
Deena Guffei  Grant Maker at Lush Cosmetics, North America
Krista Trounce  Project Manager, ECHO Program, Port of Vancouver
Bruno Hoffman  Owner and Founder of The Green Boater
Paula & Nairn  Owners and Founders of Zero Waste Emporium, Victoria BC
David Hannay  Chief Science Officer at JASCO, Victoria BC


These videos were made possible by Canada's Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Habitat Stewardship Program for Aquatic Species at Risk