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Critical Chance to Save Woodland Caribou

Feature story | December 15, 2009 at 17:00

The woodland caribou in Ontario’s Boreal forest is threatened with extinction because of the long history of forest destruction allowed by the Ontario government in the southern Boreal forest, the enormous area of the province where most logging,...

ForestEthics defends an Endangered Forest in Ontario

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, forest campaigner | October 10, 2013

Earlier this week, conservation group ForestEthics took 3M, the maker of Post-it Notes, to task for promoting greenwash through the use of Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) labelling and the destruction of old-growth forests around...

12% protection not enough for Canada’s Boreal Forest

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | January 7, 2014

This week the Canadian Press reported on progress that’s been made regarding protection in Canada’s Boreal Forest. Citing the Canadian Boreal Initiative, Bob Weber reports that: “the amount of boreal forest under some form of...

Woodland caribou aren’t the only ones in trouble!

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | October 3, 2013

Not only are woodland caribou in serious trouble due to habitat loss, but biologists at Penn State University are sounding the alarm bell over arctic caribou populations, affected by climate change.  Because of warmer springs, plants...

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...

New Report Shows High Human Impact on Canadian Forests

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | January 14, 2014

Global Forest Watch Canada has released the first ever Canada-wide assessment of human impacts on our landscape. Using government data and satellite imagery, the report maps the human footprint on all Canadian provinces and territories...

Federal recovery strategy for woodland caribou gets a failing grade

Blog entry by cgrant | October 17, 2011

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has released a detailed analysis of the federal government’s recovery strategy for woodland caribou. Recovery strategies must be compiled for all species listed under the Species-at-Risk...

Woodland Caribou in the Boreal Forest

Image gallery | March 27, 2012

Federal government taken to court AGAIN over refusal to protect caribou

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | February 23, 2012

Alberta conservation groups and First Nations filed a court order today to force Environment Minister Peter Kent to issue an emergency order to protect imperilled woodland caribou herds in Alberta. This is the second time the Minister...

No public controversy over Alberta’s wolf-kill?

Blog entry by Catharine Grant, Forest Campaigner | November 16, 2011

More than 500 wolves have been shot in Alberta, and many more poisoned, in a misguided attempt to preserve woodland caribou. Alberta could target the real culprit in caribou decline – the expansion of tarsands and forest...

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