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Woodland caribou

Publication | March 24, 2009 at 16:52

The Boreal Forest is home to one of Canada’s most iconic animals: the woodland caribou. Unfortunately, logging and industrial development have been destroying this threatened species’ habitat for decades, and caribou are quickly disappearing. If...

Protected areas

Publication | March 24, 2009 at 16:50

Canada’s Boreal Forest is inadequately protected. Almost half of the forest’s treed area is under licence to logging companies, mainly in the biologically diverse southern areas. Only 8.1 per cent of the intact areas of the forest are protected...


Publication | March 24, 2009 at 16:47

Intact forest areas are vital parts of the forest that have not yet been fragmented by human activities like logging, road building or other types of infrastructure. It’s critical to protect intact areas that are still in their natural state.

Forest Stewardship Council

Publication | March 24, 2009 at 16:46

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-profit association that certifies forests that are well managed. It was formed through the collaborative efforts of more than 100 participants representing economic, social, indigenous...

March 2009

Image | March 14, 2009 at 18:13

A major victory: SFK Pulp, a Quebec pulp producer, commits to purchasing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified woodchips after customers demand change.

Greenpeace Billboard Against Nuclear Energy

Image | March 12, 2009 at 16:56

Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to the Pickering Nuclear plant with a giant billboard that read, "Minister: Don't Nuke Green Energy," which included a caricature of provincial Nuclear Energy Minister George Smitherman dumping nuclear...

Greenpeace Activists Light Smoke Flares

Image | March 12, 2009 at 16:54

A Greenpeace activist lights an orange smoke flare as part of the protest against the McGuinty government's plan to refit nuclear reactors at the Pickering plant.


Image gallery | March 12, 2009

Lots of fish farm planning, not a lot of foresight

Blog entry by Sarah King | March 6, 2009

Yet another aquaculture development project was announced this week and this time, for a change of taste, it was for cod. As I read the announcement on the DFO website that the the gov of Canada and the Newfoundland dept. of...

Third baby orca spotted off Vancouver island!!!!

Blog entry by Sarah King | March 6, 2009 1 comment

With hopeful news from the feds last week that the critical habitat of the southern and resident orcas off B.C. is now, as of Wednesday, legally protected under the Species at Risk Act, the orcas have shown their gratitude with another...

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