Auditor general's hard-hitting report details grizzly bear population mismanagement by successive B.C. governments
David Suzuki Foundation and University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre welcome recommendations to overhaul grizzly bear management in B.C.
VICTORIA — The David Suzuki Foundation and the University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre welcome today's report by the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia on the provincial government's management of grizzly bears.Continue reading »
Federal government's orca symposium failed to establish concrete action on recovery measures, say seven conservation groups
Time is running out to fend off extinction
Vancouver, BC — The federal government's southern resident killer whale Symposium, held as part of the Oceans Protection Plan this week in Vancouver, failed to identify concrete actions to ensure the recovery of the endangered killer whales, according to seven environmental organizations.Continue reading »
Environmental and health groups urge Ottawa to act quickly to modernize the Canadian Environmental Protection Act
Ottawa, Ont. — Environment and health groups agree with the federal environment minister that changes are needed to modernize and improve the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), the federal law for regulating pollution and toxic substances.
National and international stakeholders call for immediate interim action given this failure to act
Yesterday, Canadian provinces failed to meet a key deadline for protecting threatened boreal caribou habitat. Provinces had five years to develop habitat protection plans under Canada's Species At Risk Act, and no plan has been published at the time of this release.Continue reading »
This week, the fifth anniversary of the 2012 Recovery Strategy for boreal caribou came and went including a key deadline that was missed by jurisdictions for range plans and laws to protect boreal caribou critical habitat . The provinces and territories have had five years to protect boreal caribou critical habitat and failed. Destruction of habitat continues throughout the country.Continue reading »