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Canada’s recovery measures for endangered killer whales a positive step

A coalition of six conservation groups commend the federal government’s new measures to support Southern Resident killer whale recovery. The measures are the boldest yet; greater whale-watching restrictions, expanded voluntary ...
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Beam Reach Haro Strait Salish Sea, with a map of the Southern Resident killer whale critical habitat and the tanker route tot he Trans Mountain Expansion Burnaby terminal.

Raincoast’s new evidence on Southern Resident killer whales for the National Energy Board’s reconsideration of the Trans Mountain Expansion

The National Energy Board is now preparing its recommendations to cabinet on the Trans Mountain Expansion. When we won our legal case in the federal court of appeal in August ...
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J16 and J26 on a smokey day in the Salish Sea.

Backgrounder: Emergency order under the Species at Risk Act

In May, the federal government concluded Southern Resident killer whales face imminent threats to their survival and recovery, requiring a response under the Species at Risk Act. Five organizations — ...
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Five Southern Resident killer whales swim side by side in the Salish Sea.

Feds’ fisheries announcement a welcome first step: groups renew call for killer whale emergency order

Conservation groups are applauding today’s announcement from Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic LeBlanc and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna that endangered Southern Resident killer whales face ...
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A map of the proposed emergency order, with logos of the various orgs involved including Ecojustice and the David Suzuki Foundation.

Emergency order requested for Southern Resident killer whales: time is running out

To the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister Responsible for Parks Canada Agency Prepared by Ecojustice on behalf of David Suzuki ...
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A grizzly bear pulls on some brush along the shoreline

Letter: Protection of grizzly bears should be strengthened in the expansion of the Species at Risk Act

On January 18th, Faisal Moola, Wildlife Policy Associate for Raincoast Conservation Foundation and an Associate Professor of Conservation Leadership and Policy at the University of Guelph, submitted a letter on ...
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Federal approval of Kinder Morgan pipeline project unlawful

Dec 20, 2016 VANCOUVER –  “Cabinet should never have approved the Kinder Morgan project,” said Dyna Tuytel, Ecojustice lawyer. “The National Energy Board’s report that Cabinet relied on to make ...
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A grizzly looks to the left of the image in the coastal rainforest in front of wispy mist.

Raincoast reacts to NDP grizzly hunt announcement

NDP Move to Protect Grizzly Bears in Great Bear Rainforest a Positive Step But ‘pretend to eat the meat’ loophole for rest of province doesn’t match public sentiment For immediate ...
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Media release: ‘We’re nowhere near a ‘world class oil spill response’

For immediate release: October 19, 2016 Bella Bella, BC: As the environmental, economic and social impacts of the Nathan E. Stewart fuel spill unfold, fisheries are being closed and the ...
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Immediate action essential for Southern Resident killer whales

For Release:  July 21, 2016 Sidney, British Columbia:  From commercial and recreational fisheries closures on Chinook salmon to whale viewing regulations and enforcement, Raincoast scientists are calling for meaningful recovery ...
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