Species at Risk Act

Removing Humpback From Threatened List A GOOD Thing: Scientists

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Biologists are defending the science behind the Canadian government's recent decision to downgrade North Pacific humpback whales from the "threatened"...

Humpback Whale REMOVED From 'Threatened' List

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The North Pacific humpback whale is no longer protected as a "threatened" species after the Canadian government quietly downgraded its classification ...

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...

'Huge Backlog' Affecting Endangered Species?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The federal ministers responsible for protecting endangered species took action on four critically threatened species because they were fa...

Why Did It Take SO LONG To Save Humpbacks?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The federal government has violated Canadian law by failing to protect endangered species, a coalition of environmental groups told a Fede...

December Is a Time to Review the Status of Canada's Endangered Species

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

For those of us who are interested in the field of conservation biology, this time of year prompts us to be more thoughtful about lists of a different kind: the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada ceremoniously completes a review of (in overly simplified terms) Canada's endangered species list at the end of each year.

Give Us Our Money Back, Whale Activists Tell Feds

CBC | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada British Columbia

As Fisheries and Oceans Canada touts a first-ever conviction under the Species at Risk Act, a Victoria whale-advocacy group wants its federal funding ...

Sturgeons And Pipelines Don't Mix: Suing The Government To Enforce Environmental Laws

Gwen Barlee | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Gwen Barlee

Fifty years ago there were an estimated 5,000 Nechako white sturgeon -- today there are just 350 struggling to hang on. Dams and habitat loss have taken their toll, but the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline could be the coup de grace for this critically imperilled creature. The proposed pipeline would cross the watercourse in which the sturgeon lives. But it doesn't stop there.

Feds Sued Over Pipeline Endangered Species

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A coalition of conservation groups is suing the federal environment minister to try and force Ottawa to protect endangered and threatened ...

Tories Set To Start Another Environmental Overhaul

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - After 10 years of ups and downs, the legislation that protects precarious wildlife is ready for an overhaul that will kick into high gear thi...

Bill C-38: The Law That Will Break Nature's Back?

David Suzuki | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

Canada's environmental laws are under attack by both the federal and Ontario governments. In Ottawa, the government introduced Bill C-38 to implement far-reaching measures announced in its budget. The 420-page Bill C-38 will gut a raft of federal laws passed over the years to ensure that our air, water, and most vulnerable wildlife populations are protected.

Going to Bat for Our Flying Furry Friends

David Suzuki | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

Many of the 1,200 known species of bats are in trouble. And we humans deserve much of the blame. A bat can eat more than 1,000 insects in an hour, and without the services of bats, the agave plant, from which we get tequila, might not survive. So, if you like tequila but not mosquito bites, you should view bats as your friends.

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.