Backgrounders

Materials to provide context, establish facts, and aid understanding.

DFO seeks to undo important precedent for at-risk species

Posted on
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2011 VANCOUVER — Environmental groups vowed today to fight DFO’s appeal of a decisive and precedent-setting Federal Court ruling that declared that DFO must protect critical habitat of killer whales…

Legal victory offers hope for killer whales

Posted on
Media Release, December 7, 2010 Federal Court rules DFO failed to protect B.C. resident killer whale critical habitat. Conservation groups, represented by Ecojustice, have won a landmark decision…
Grizzly wades through water with salmon in its mouth

Salmon management should include wildlife

Posted on
As this year’s salmon head upstream, scientists have spawned a game-changing idea about how taking less salmon from the ocean might bring more benefits to ecosystems and economies…

Scientists call on Nova Scotia to Stop Coyote Bounty

Posted on
Astounding scientists and conservationists, Nova Scotia has declared a coyote bounty. Guised as a “pelt incentive plan” the bounty would provide $20 per coyote. But coyote bounties don’t work to control the population…

Feds sued over failure to protect killer whales

Posted on
Case could determine future of Canada’s at-risk species MEDIA RELEASE  June 15, 2010 VANCOUVER – Conservation groups, represented by Ecojustice, are back in Federal Court today after launching a lawsuit against Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) over the protection of B.C.’s resident killer whales. If successful, the case will ensure stronger legal protection…