Nature Canada, along with 30 other leading nature conservancies and environmental organizations, signed a joint Declaration on Plastics. This declaration highlights that 2018 is the time for a national waste reduction strategy, and that it, if implemented correctly, could lead Canada to zero plastic waste by 2025. Plastic pollution is incredibly harmful to the environment and wildlife across Canada and in the oceans that surround us from coast, to coast, to coast. While many Canadians recycle their plastics – this is not enough. In Canada, less than 11 per cent of all plastics are recycled – meaning nearly 90 per cent of plastics end up incinerated, or in our landfills, lakes, parks and oceans. Once in the environment, plastics contaminate… read more →
BC Nature and Nature Canada made their final oral argument last week on June 17 before the Joint Review Panel, which is considering the future of the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. These nature conservation groups are urging the Panel to conclude that the Northern Gateway application is incomplete, and therefore must be rejected. Under the National Energy Board Act, the Panel can only make a recommendation to the federal cabinet if it concludes that the pipeline application is complete. Even if the Panel recommends against the project, cabinet can reject the Panel’s recommendation. However, if the Panel concludes that the application is incomplete, there is no recommendation to cabinet, and cabinet cannot approve the project. BC Nature and Nature Canada… read more →
Hello Readers! Bonjours lecteurs! Yesterday I posted information about a survey that Nature Canada is conducting to determine naturalists’ and nature enthusiasts’ views on the condition/state of Environment Canada’s protected areas. To be more specific, I posted information on the English version of this survey. Mais, veuillez noter qu’il y a aussi une version française du sondage disponible içi. Once again, the French version of Nature Canada’s survey is available here. Thanks for your interest! Merci infiniment de votre intérêt!
Hello Readers! Have you ever visited one of Canada’s National Wildlife Areas or Migratory Bird Sanctuaries? These sites make up Environment Canada’s network of protected areas and complement our national parks system and provincial/territorial protected areas networks from coast to coast, to coast. Eventually, Marine Wildlife Areas will also make up Environment Canada’s network, with the Scott Islands off of northern Vancouver Island slated as the first addition in 2012. Regardless of how you answer the above question, Nature Canada would like to know your views on National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries. In fact, we’re in the process of conducting of survey of naturalists and nature enthusiasts across Canada (and beyond) to better understand their views on the… read more →