Response Statements

Response Statement - Beluga Whale, Eastern High Arctic - Baffin Bay population

This population was overexploited in the past, with consequent substantial decline (probably >50%). However, harvests are now likely sustainable and the population appears to have stabilized and may be growing. There is concern that increased vessel traffic facilitated by climate change is changing the nature of the acoustic habitat of this population. The population may fit, or is close to fitting, the criteria for Threatened.


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Species at Risk Public Registry Office
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Boulevard
20th Floor
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
Tel: 800-668-6767
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