Court rules that Canada’s federal government acted “‘unlawfully” in delaying recovery strategies for at-risk species.
The NAFTA body is questioning Canada’s refusal to protect polar bears despite grave threats posed to them by climate change.
Conservation groups welcome the federal government’s announcement that it intends to introduce an emergency protection order for Canada’s endangered Greater sage-grouse, but they also caution that the devil will be in the details.
A new report released by Ecojustice evaluates the effectiveness of Canada’s endangered species legislation, and points to the federal government’s failure to follow its own law as one of the biggest barriers to saving imperilled wildlife.
We can’t live without clean water. Canada is blessed with an abundance of lakes and rivers and has a global responsibility to manage them well. But if we really want…
Canada’s environmental laws are under attack by both the federal and Ontario governments.
As a nation and a global community, Canada has a history of ignoring environmental crises until it’s all but too late. Many of us remember the 1990s, when tens of…
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.
The federal Environment Minister’s “out of the blue” decision not to recommend emergency protection for woodland caribou in northeastern Alberta ignored scientific evidence and must be set aside, a Federal Court has determined.
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.
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.
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…