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Stop the tar sands, save a whale

Blog entry by Sarah King | April 23, 2014

Two months after a win for B.C.’s Pacific humpback whales in the Federal Court , they could lose the key to their continued recovery – the legal protection of their habitat.  The Harper government wants to give them a lesser at-risk...

DFO still doesn't get what endangered or overfished means

Blog entry by Sarah King, oceans campaign coordinator | November 4, 2014

This week, the federal government informed the CBC that the western population of Atlantic bluefin tuna could support a moderate increase, suggesting that they may be pushing for an increase in quota this year. Since bluefin tuna is...

Orca vs. Canada - Round 2

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | January 17, 2011 1 comment

It seems that the Canadian government would rather go to court and waste taxpayers money than actually do their job these days, even when the Federal Court tells them they've been negligent. Last month, the Canadian government...

Environmental groups declare victory in endangered species protection case

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 17, 2014

Thanks to our lawyer friends at Ecojustice , at-risk species with habitat along the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker route are closer to receiving the full protection they need from the feds. Shining a light on...

Saving the bluefin tuna from the feds, and saving the feds from themselves

Blog entry by Sarah King | October 22, 2013

According to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), years of overfishing – fueled by very high prices (especially in the sushi market) – have pushed bluefin tuna populations to an all time low .  As a...

Back in court battling for a better world for the orcas

Blog entry by Sarah King | November 30, 2011

We’re back in court this morning along with eight other environmental groups and our awesome lawyers at Ecojustice to continue our fight for the protection of British Columbia’s killer whales. Contrary to what the Department of...

Another salmon farm approved in Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve

Blog entry by Sarah King | October 12, 2012 1 comment

Last week, B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s government gave the green light to allow yet another salmon farm in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. If you’ve read anything about the state of the salmon farming industry as of late...

Win for B.C.'s orcas!!

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 13, 2012

The countless hours spent scouring legal documents, appearing in court and enduring what must have been trying exchanges with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) by our awesome lawyers at Ecojustice has all paid off.

The farmed salmon horror show- not for the faint of heart

Blog entry by Sarah King | November 3, 2011 1 comment

Mass murders, mutations, poisons and disease-ridden guts sound like the makings of a perfect Halloween thriller. Unfortunately, these are the consequences of Canada’s open net-pen salmon farming industry, and it's spooking the heck out...

Premier Clark: No farmed salmon site approvals in Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Oceans campaign coordinator | July 23, 2012

Last week, Greenpeace joined Friends of Clayoquot Sound (FOCS) , Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, Living Oceans Society, Georgia Strait Alliance,  Wilderness Committee, T. Buck Suzuki Foundation, and the David Suzuki Foundation in calling...

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