Can a bunch of green snappers save the Great Bear?
The International League of Conservation Photographers hopes so.
For a few weeks now, its snappers have been deploying themselves across Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, documenting its wild nature and the people who live in, and sometimes off, the forest.
I had the privilege of visiting the Great Bear, on the coast of British Columbia, about four years ago, for a radio series on sustainable forestry.
It is vast, still, full of understated life; simply, one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. "Privilege"? Absolutely.
The League's members clearly feel the same way; but they have a purpose in saying so.... Read more »
Migration of Endangered Blue Whale Threatened: Environmental Groups call on Newfoundland and Canada not to Approve Seismic Blasting
As a growing number of individuals and organizations call for a moratorium on testing and drilling for oil in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Atlantic Canadian environmental groups are calling on the Newfoundland and Canadian governments not to allow an imminent seismic blasting survey.
Plans are underway to proceed with seismic blasting off Western Newfoundland in the habitat of the endangered blue whale and other sensitive species. An application from Corridor Resources to conduct a geohazard survey is currently before the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board-http://www.cnlopb.nl.ca/env_active.shtml
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Addresses some important questions about the status and future of Alberta’s Threatened grizzly bear population. Although a great deal of important research about the size and structure of the grizzly bear population has recently been completed, many concerns still remain about the adequacy of the province’s efforts to provide enough protection for grizzlies and their habitat to allow recovery. Report draws from the best-available science and successful experiences in the United States. Written by Jeff Gailus and jointly published by Sierra Club Canada and six other North American, national and provincial environmental organizations.
EMC News - New measures are now in place to help protect endangered species around the new section of Terry Fox Drive.
Kanata North councillor Marianne Wilkinson wanted to make sure that her residents knew the specifics on how the land and wildlife will be protected, which was only released to her recently.
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