Green Party Leader Elizabeth May talks Orcas, Right Whales & #Stopkm on Skaana Podcast

Canadian federal Green Party leader, Elizabeth May (@ElizabethMay), talks to Mark Leiren-Young about saving orcas and right whales; stopping Kinder Morgan and Bilcon and Canada’s toothless endangered species laws on the latest episode of the Skaana podcast. “All whales matter. All cetaceans matter. All life matters.” “The most endangered whale species in Canada is the…

Are Canada’s scientists being muzzled?

Many prominent Canadian researchers have complained that the Federal Government has not been allowing them to speak to journalists about their cutting-edge research.

It’s time to stop eating endangered animals like the bluefin tuna – Science Matters

The bluefin tuna is large, fast, tasty, and rare. For those reasons, it’s highly prized by both commercial and sports fishers. The Atlantic bluefin often sells for more than $1,000 a kilogram. That’s pushed the fish even closer to the brink of extinction. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada recently recommended that the western Atlantic population of bluefin tuna be listed as endangered. The bluefin joins salmon, rockfish, sharks, loggerhead sea turtles, Atlantic cod, and many others on the list of at-risk marine species in Canada. Fishing was identified as a key factor in the decline of all these species.

DFO seeks to overturn court decision on species at risk

Vancouver – Environmental groups vowed today to fight the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) appeal of a decisive and precedent-setting Federal Court ruling that declared that DFO must protect critical habitat of killer whales and other aquatic species.

Federal Court rules DFO failed to protect BC killer whales

Vancouver – Conservation groups, represented by Ecojustice, have won a landmark federal court decision, which ruled the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has failed to adequately protect critical habitat of BC’s resident killer whales.

Elsipogtog Salmon Restoration Project

The Salmon Restoration Project is a community initiative of the Elsipogtog Miimag First Nations to work on restoring the salmon populations in the Richibucto River.