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New funding for Canadian universities for research to protect endangered whales

News release Professors

July 17, 2018

NSERC is pleased to announce a joint initiative with Fisheries and Oceans Canada that will encourage new research in Canada to help advance our understanding of the challenges facing Southern Resident Killer Whales, North Atlantic Right Whales, and St. Lawrence Estuary Belugas.

The funding will provide support to Canadian universities for research on endangered whales, including their health and stressors affecting them. Supported projects will also focus on the effectiveness of measures to mitigate threats and on innovative whale assessment methodologies.

The initiative aims to encourage collaboration by providing funding for large-scale, university-based whale research projects. The results from the selected projects will ensure that decision-makers have the latest information necessary when planning the best protection and conservation efforts related to these priority whale species. Collaboration is key to supporting the recovery of endangered whale species in Canadian waters.

For more information about this funding opportunity, please refer to the Call for Proposals.

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