Sign our petition to tell the federal government to enact a mandatory 1,000 metre vessel buffer for endangered Southern Resident killer whales

Sign our petition to tell the federal government to enact a mandatory 1,000 metre vessel buffer for endangered Southern Resident killer whales

We need to reach 500 signatures by April 21st, 2024 on our House of Commons petition to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Diane Lebouthillier.

A true paradigm shift? Discerning the fine print of the provincial government’s draft Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Framework 

A true paradigm shift? Discerning the fine print of the provincial government’s draft Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Framework 

The provincial government proposes a more holistic approach to stewarding lands and waters through their Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Framework. Our gap analysis reveals that the Framework lacks sufficient rigor and clarity regarding its intended legal power.

Letter in Science identifies the contradiction between protecting economic growth and biodiversity in Canada’s Fraser River Estuary 

Letter in Science identifies the contradiction between protecting economic growth and biodiversity in Canada’s Fraser River Estuary 

The letter, asking whether Canada will permit killer whale extinction, identifies Canada’s conflicting aspirations and obligations to protect biodiversity while continuing to permit megaprojects that destroy the critical habitat of threatened and endangered species.

Funding habitat restoration and conservation in the Lower Fraser Region

Funding habitat restoration and conservation in the Lower Fraser Region

The AFER Network features working groups to provide space for focused discussion of key topics related to conservation initiatives in the Lower Fraser. On June 17th from 1-3 pm, we are launching our Funding and Fiscal tools Working Group, which will discuss what a post-covid funding world could look like, shifts in funders’ strategic focus, and the role of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in shaping funding priorities.