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Canada Failing on Biodiversity

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | November 6, 2013

The Canadian Environmental Commissioner released a scathing report yesterday, which highlights the major gap between the federal government’s commitments and actual action. While the government has gained political capital by creating...

Celebrating island (wild) life

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | May 21, 2014

Today is the  International Day for Biological Diversity . That’s a bit of a mouthful, but put simply it’s a day officially set aside to celebrate the world’s wealth of wildlife. For 2014 the theme is Island Biodiversity. Isolated...

Ottawa excludes provinces, environmental groups at UN meeting on biodiversity

Press release | February 7, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace has learned that, contrary to previous practice, the federal government will not invite environmental groups and the provinces to join its delegation at the Convention of Biological Diversity’s scientific meeting in Rome on 18 -22...

Greenpeace calls on European leaders to send Harper packing on global warming and...

Press release | May 28, 2008 at 10:26

Greenpeace Canada today called on European leaders to ignore a European tour by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to preach about climate change and biodiversity.

Genetically Engineered Fish - New Threats to the Environment

Publication | January 4, 2005 at 18:00

This briefing examines the development of genetically engineered (GE) fish, which could soon be produced on a commercial scale.

BC Government’s own watchdog is barking at them

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | February 21, 2013

Sometimes independent bodies mandated to monitor the government have the courage to tell the truth.  Today is one of those days.  The Auditor General of British Columbia released an audit of biodiversity in B.C. , essentially a report...

Happy new year, now let's protect ocean biodiversity

Blog entry by Sarah King | January 15, 2010 1 comment

UN 2010 Calling all global fisheries agencies, I've got the perfect new year's resolution: stop the plunder of the oceans! 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. The UN is calling it "a celebration of life on earth and...

Canada- the bull in biosafety laboratory

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | February 19, 2008

Once again, Canada butts heads with scientific fact.  The Canadian government wants to block an international consensus that could lead to a sustainable policy on the use of agrifuels.  Such an agreement could limit the ability of...

Ecuadorian Assembly Approves Constitutional Rights for Nature

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | August 21, 2008 6 comments

Way to go Ecuador! Most of us would assume that nature has a natural right to exist. Now in Ecuador, this right could finally be codified in law. The articles listed below, were passed on July 7 of this year by the 130 member ...

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