Canada Caribou

Wildlife Win in Court, But Lose on the Ground

David Suzuki | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Of 345 species at risk in Canada, more than 160 have waited far too long for recovery strategies. Thanks to a recent federal court decision, four luckier ones are finally getting overdue plans detailing steps needed to save and protect them. But court victories are just a start. It will take political will to ensure species and their habitats get the protection they need.

Ministers Broke Law, Failed To Protect Species: Judge

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Federal Court judge has ruled that the environment minister and the fisheries minister both broke the law by failing to enforce the Species...

Caribou, Humpbacks May Legally Stand In Way Of Pipeline: Lawsuit

Carol Linnitt | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

Not even a month has passed since the federally-appointed Joint Review Panel (JRP) released its official report recommending approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline, pending the fulfillment of 209 conditions. Yet already two separate suits have been filed against the integrity of the report, with groups requesting that the federal cabinet delay a final decision on the pipeline project until the Federal Court of Appeal can assess the complaints.

Some Places on Earth Should Remain Untouched

David Suzuki | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Areas of Earth that have remained relatively free of industrial development have taken on a special significance. In Canada, they include awe-inspiring landscapes like the Sacred Headwaters in northwestern B.C. But the Sacred Headwaters is not protected under law. It remains at risk from a multitude of proposed mines, railways, transmission lines and other projects that will eviscerate the landscape if approved.

11 Musicians Who Are Smarter Than You

HuffPost Canada Music | Heather Cleland | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Music

As the students among us head back to become more learned in the coming weeks, some might wonder what the point of formal education is -- especially a...

The Most Important Tar Sands Case You've Never Heard Of

DeSmog Canada | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

The constitutional standing of the tar sands -- one of the world's largest and most carbon-intensive energy projects -- is just what's at stake in a treaty rights claim the Beaver Lake Cree Nation (BLCN) is bringing against the Governments of Alberta and Canada.

Environmental Threats Beyond Pipelines and Mega Quarrys

David Suzuki | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Although industrial projects like the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline or the recently defeated mega-quarry in Ontario typically grab the headlines and bring out public opposition, it's often the combined impacts of a range of human activities on the same land base that threaten to drive nature beyond critical tipping points.

Quickly-Vanishing Caribou Habitat Threatened By Oil And Gas Leases

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Environmentalists have asked Alberta Energy Minister Ken Hughes to stop selling oil and gas leases on the last remaining habitat of a vanis...

What's Putting Caribou At Risk?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Thrill-seeking snowmobilers east of Prince George, B.C., could be putting endangered mountain caribou at risk.Environment minist...

Caribou Threatened By Destruction

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Ken Cowles thought he'd found a refuge.The longtime northern Alberta trapper had been chased from one area to another as he tried to stay a...

Endangered Species Status Stripped?

CBC | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The U.S. government is considering stripping a woodland caribou herd of its Endangered Species designation — the only herd that moves from southern ...

B.C. Steps Up To Protect Caribou

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The B.C. government is promising to protect 90 per cent of the winter habitat for the northern Caribou, which are considered threatened und...

Long, Strange Trip For Canadian Caribou

CBC | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada

A transfer of 20 mountain caribou from northern to southern B.C. went reasonably well, officials say, despite weather complications and t...

Environment Minister Facing (Another) Lawsuit Over Failure To Protect Caribou

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Environmentalists are taking Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent to court — again — over his alleged failure to protect woodland ca...

Last Place You'll See Woodland Caribou?

CP | Paul Clarke, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - The iconic image of the woodland caribou has graced one side of Canadian quarters since 1937 and environmentalists are worried that may be th...

Protect Canada's Forests -- Only Half of Them Are Intact

David Suzuki | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

Although advances in modern agriculture have brought millions of hectares of once-unsuitable scrub land into food production, the environmental consequences of our growing "foodprint" have been severe.

Woodland Caribou Are at a Crossroads

David Suzuki | Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

One endangered herd in Alberta's tar sands region is at great risk of disappearing. Clear-cutting and no-holds-barred oil and gas exploration and development have affected more than 60 per cent of the habitat of the Red Earth caribou herd, leaving little undisturbed forest where it can feed, breed, and roam.

Wolves Could Be Killed To Preserve Caribou Populations

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - Thousands of wolves stand to be killed in Alberta as part of the federal government's new plan to sustain caribou in the oilsands area, envir...

Forestry, Energy Industry Oppose Endangered' Status For Caribou

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government is considering whether to declare woodland caribou an endangered species over the objections of the energy, forestry...

Oilsands To Blame For Caribou Decline Says Fecal Study

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- Humans, not wolves, are behind declining caribou populations in Alberta's oilsands region, an analysis of animal feces shows. ...