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…
First Nation wants to hold industry and the provincial government accountable for massive Mount Polley mine tailings breach in central BC two years ago.
Transfer provisions are unlawful and must be struck down, Ecojustice lawyers argue.
Shared by SalmonFoundation – Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Salmon Foundation and Goldcorp partnered to improve more than 3,000 m2 of critical spawning habitat for coho and sockeye on the Corbold Creek floodplain in the Upper Pitt River.
Many prominent Canadian researchers have complained that the Federal Government has not been allowing them to speak to journalists about their cutting-edge research.
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.
Sumas Mountain is the last mountain in the Cascades range that continues north from Washington State. In the North Cascades a number of creatures have evolved that live nowhere else on earth. Two examples are the Salish Sucker and the Nootsack Dace.
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.
Fort McMurray – Suncor Energy Inc. pleaded guilty to two violations of section 36(3) of the Fisheries Act for the deposit of a deleterious substance into waters frequented by fish and was fined $200,000.
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.
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.