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Cover of the open letter to the PMO standing beside a large elk.

Nature conservation should be central to Canada’s recovery from COVID-19

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, PC, MPPrime Minister of CanadaOffice of the Prime Minister and Privy Council Parliament BuildingsOttawa, Ontario K1A 1A6 July 10, 2020 Download the open letter (PDF) ...
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A black bear sits in the stream and holds a fish against a rock in the water.

Open letter to The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau: Curb the wildlife trade

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P Office of the Prime Minister80 Wellington StreetOttawa, ON K1A 0A2 July 27, 2020 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: The undersigned Canadian animal protection organizations ...
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Killer whales swim by Saturna island

Terminal 2 Backgrounder: Impacts on Southern Resident killer whales

The Port of Vancouver is proposing to double the size of its shipping terminal at Roberts Bank (next to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal). The Port's existing terminal is already a ...
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Fraser river Chinook salmon settle on the rocks near the bottom under a shadow.

Terminal 2 Backgrounder: Impacts to Fraser Chinook salmon

The Port of Vancouver is proposing to double the size of its shipping terminal at Roberts Bank beside the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. The existing terminal is already a significant presence ...
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A darkly coloured wolf with black highlights walks across the sand in the intertidal zone.

Wolves in BC need our support

In British Columbia, Canada, wolves continue to be killed through a variety of means. These include legal recreational hunting and trapping. What we hope to achieve Our goal is to ...
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Chinook salmon on the bottom of the river bed.

Backgrounder: The 2019 fishery and endangered Fraser Chinook

This backgrounder on endangered Fraser Chinook has been produced by Raincoast Conservation Foundation, David Suzuki Foundation, and Watershed Watch. In 2018, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in ...
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J50 and J42, Southern Resident Killer Whales swim in the Salish Sea.

Trans Mountain Expansion project background

Ecojustice, Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Living Oceans Society have worked through the courts to protect Southern Resident killer whales from the threats posed by the Trans Mountain Expansion project. Timeline ...
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A salmon in a stream, with four partner logos, Watershed Watch, David Suzuki Foundation, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, and Raincoast.

Backgrounder on Canada’s Pacific salmon fishery losing its Marine Stewardship Council certification

What is the Marine Stewardship Council? The Marine Stewardship Council, or “MSC”, is an international, independent non-profit organization which sets a standard for sustainable fishing. Fisheries that wish to demonstrate ...
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Southern Resident killer whales in the Salish Sea.

Saving endangered whales: Strategies from above and below the 49th parallel

On May 10, the Canadian federal government announced its first wide-ranging measures to reduce the primary threats compromising survival of the salmon-eating Southern Resident killer whales reliant on the transboundary ...
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Southern Resident killer whales surface in a group in the Salish Sea.

Backgrounder: Trans Mountain approval wrong choice for endangered killer whales and climate

The federal government’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline project is the wrong choice for endangered killer whales and for the climate emergency. Timeline Ecojustice, Living Oceans Society, Raincoast ...
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