Ontario finally ends controversial hunt of snapping turtles

April 7, 2017 Toronto – Conservation groups in Ontario are applauding the provincial government’s decision to end hunting of snapping turtles. Ontario lists the snapping turtle as a species of “special concern,” which means that although it is not yet endangered or threatened, a combination of biological characteristics and identified threats, including hunting, could endanger or…

Canada must protect Atlantic sharks, turtles

Media release from the David Suzuki Foundation: February 24, 2009 – The federal government must implement and enforce new methods to protect sea turtles and several shark species from Canada’s Atlantic longline swordfish and tuna fishery, according to the Ecology Action Centre and the David Suzuki Foundation. The two organizations will present a proposal Wednesday…