Environmental groups declare victory in endangered species lawsuit

Court rules that Canada’s federal government acted “‘unlawfully” in delaying recovery strategies for at-risk species.

Proposed woodland caribou recovery strategy violates SARA

The federal government’s draft woodland caribou recovery strategy — released last week, four years overdue — is illegal and fails on multiple fronts to comply with requirements under the Species at Risk Act, Ecojustice said.

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.

Canada finally serious about protecting killer whales

Media release from Ecojustice: After British Columbians celebrated the unexpected arrival of two newborn killer whales last week, there is another new cause for hope for BC’s imperilled killer whale populations. This week, the federal government issued an Order that will provide legal protection for the endangered species’ habitat – a stunning policy reversal after…