Legal Victory for resident Killer Whales

Legal Victory for resident Killer Whales

A precedent setting legal victory that forces the Canadian federal government to protect the critical habitat of BC’s resident killer whales (salmon eaters) was won this week.  CFAX host Murray Langdon speaks with Raincoast’s Misty MacDufee about the case and what it means  for the whales. Click here to listen (MP3). Download the judges decision Killer Whale Judgement…

Feds sued over lack of protection for killer whales

Feds sued over lack of protection for killer whales

The trial to protect BC’s resident killer whales and their critical habitat began Tuesday June 15, 2010 in the federal courthouse in Vancouver, BC.  Ecojustice is representing Raincoast and eight other conservation groups.  The following links will give you more information about the story and the case. The halls of Justice: Day 1 (Blog) BCs…

BC’s killer whales get their day in court
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BC’s killer whales get their day in court

The Georgia Straight  – Commentary By Misty MacDuffee and Chris Genovali As British Columbia’s southern resident killer whales return to local waters, many scientists and citizens are growing increasingly concerned for their future. Even with new arrivals in local pods, the population still needs to show clear signs of recovery.

Feds sued over failure to protect killer whales

Feds sued over failure to protect killer whales

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…

Canada’s killer whales get their day in court
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Canada’s killer whales get their day in court

Guest Commentary Misty MacDuffee and Chris Genovali for BUZZFLASH As British Columbia’s southern-resident killer whales are welcomed back to local waters, many scientists and citizens are growing increasing concerned for their future. Even with new arrivals to our local pods, the population still needs to show clear signs of recovery. One action we hope will…

Environmentalists in court to extend protection for killer whales‎

Environmentalists in court to extend protection for killer whales‎

By Judith Lavoie, Victoria Times Colonist VICTORIA — Environmental groups will be in court this week arguing the federal government is failing to adequately protect critical habitat for endangered and threatened pods of killer whales. Ecojustice lawyer Margot Venton is asking the Federal Court of Canada for a judicial review, claiming the government is acting…