Canada Caribou

The Boreal Caribou Recovery Plan Will Cut Forestry Jobs

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Without the forest and the economic activity it generates, the North Shore, the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and all the other forest regions of Quebec would not have experienced the same level of economic development that has benefited all Quebecers. However, forestry activity could fall sharply in the fairly near future.

We Need To Save Caribou From Local Extinction

Andrew Weaver | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Weaver

We need to protect as much land as possible from all human activities so remaining wildlife populations have the space and resources needed to respond to predation and food supply challenges. The cost of restricting industrial development in B.C.'s forests would be expensive in terms of lost revenue, but it would save us having to micromanage every dwindling species.

Conservation-Based Planning Will Protect Caribou for Generations to Come

WWF-Canada | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Impact

The government of Nunavut adjusted the January 1, 2015 moratorium on caribou hunting on Baffin Island to allow for a hunt of 250 male caribou. WWF does not support this adjustment and is urging the government to consider a precautionary approach to caribou management on Baffin Island until numbers recover enough to allow for a sustainable harvest.

We Must End Alberta's Persecution of Wolves

Chris Genovali | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Alberta
Chris Genovali

Grey wolves in Alberta are exposed to lethal threats from every angle, including aerial gunning from helicopters, choking neck-snares, and poison-baits that lure wolves and many other species to their excruciating deaths. Alberta's liberal hunting and trapping regulations assure that the devastation of wolf families occurs nearly year-round.

Alberta Backs Off Energy Leases On Caribou Range

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Alberta

The provincial and federal governments have long promised to do a better job protecting boreal caribou herds.

New Photos Reveal Damage Done by Ring of Fire Mineral Exploration

Anna Baggio | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Impact
Anna Baggio

Exploration is a necessary part of the mining cycle but it is not benign. Lots of people talk about the potential for mining the Ring of Fire in northern Ontario but how many people have an idea of the environmental footprint of ongoing exploration today?

B.C.'s Plan to Protect Endangered Caribou Is Flawed

Carol Linnitt | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

B.C. will continue to kill wolves for at least a decade in an attempt to save endangered caribou according to government documents released this week -- but new research re-confirms that caribou declines are primarily caused by industrial development.

B.C.'s Wolf Cull Is Unscientific, Unethical and Unwarranted

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

This wolf cull is a consequence of industrial logging and other human activity, which have transformed the caribou's habitat into a landscape that can no longer provide the food, cover, and security these animals need to survive. Rather than address the real problem, i.e., the destruction of life sustaining caribou habitat, the B.C. government has chosen to scapegoat wolves.

The Big Bad Wolf and Other Lies Kids Don't Believe Anymore

Tamika Schilbe | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada
Tamika Schilbe

Bursting into tears is not my typical way of welcoming friends into my home. When the guests are the 8 and 10-year-old daughters of my best friend,...

Stop the Brutal Slaughter of Wolves in Alberta and B.C.

Chris Genovali | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada
Chris Genovali

Mirroring Alberta, the the government of British Columbia has just announced a plan to kill close to 200 wolves in the South Selkirk and South Peace regions of the province to ostensibly "save caribou." The B.C. cull will employ helicopter gunning of wolves, carried out before the snowmelt.

Bad News For Canada's Caribou

CBC | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Alberta

Resource development is outpacing provincial efforts to protect the habitat of the threatened woodland caribou. That's the warning found in a r...

Best Electronic Songs Of 2014

Huffington Post Canada | Benjamin Boles | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Music

Without a dominant mainstream trend in dance music in 2014, there were few obvious anthems that transcended genre divisions and got played at every bi...

Best Electronic Albums Of 2014

Huffington Post Canada | Benjamin Boles | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Music

In many ways, 2014 felt like a transitional year for electronic dance music. There wasn't any one particular trend leading the way, nor was there ...

Caribou's Dan Snaith On EDM: 'It's Just Not Relevant To Me'

Huffington Post Canada Music | Evan Sue-Ping | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Music

Caribou's Dan Snaith makes electronic music that is often danceable, but the Canadian artist recently got in some hot water when he spoke his mind on ...

We Need To Do More To Ensure Canada's Wildlife Is Protected

Ecojustice | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

According to Environment Canada, there are more than 525 plant and animal species -- including the woodland caribou, greater sage-grouse, and piping plover -- at risk of disappearing from the country.

Caribou In Crisis

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada

NAIN, N.L. - An Inuit group in Labrador says there's no time to waste in developing a long-term management plan for the George River caribou herd as i...

27 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014's Second Half

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Gasparek | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Music

There have been a ton of great songs released so far in 2014, but if you've felt underwhelmed with a lack of exciting albums, never fear. The rest of ...

Alberta Chooses Energy Companies Over Protecting Caribou

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Some of Alberta's last remaining habitat for two endangered caribou herds has been sold off for energy development and auctions for more of...

Opposition Warn Against Selling Caribou Land

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's decision to sell off for energy development habitat that supports two endangered caribou herds is bad science, bad politics and b...

Crucial Caribou Habitat Lost To Energy Industry

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government is planning to sell off crucial caribou habitat to the energy industry just days after a federal scientific panel sa...

Yep, They're Screwed

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.08.2014 | Canada

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Wildlife Win in Court, But Lose on the Ground

David Suzuki | Posted 05.05.2014 | 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.