Posts Tagged ‘conservation’

Forest practices report says industry complied, but plants at risk

February 1, 2018

VICTORIA – An investigation by The B.C. Forest Practices Board of a complaint about logging near Mt. Elphinstone Park has found that B.C. Timber Sales met all of its obligations in developing the cutblocks. However, the report concludes that some at-risk plant communities are not adequately protected by current legislation

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Caribou relocation in Ontario begins

January 15, 2018

The Ontario government has begun an operation to move a threatened herd of caribou from a remote island because they are being hunted by wolves. According to CTV News, the operation began on Jan. 13, and “involves rounding up the remaining caribou off Michipicoten Island in Lake Superior and transporting

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Canada and B.C. draft conservation agreement for caribou

November 28, 2017

VICTORIA – The governments of Canada and British Columbia have developed a draft conservation agreement, under the federal Species at Risk Act, to support southern mountain caribou recovery, starting with the population known as the Central Group. The agreement sets out short-, medium-, and long-term targets and immediate caribou recovery measures in the Central Group, and

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Forestry coalition takes concerns to Ontario legislature

November 21, 2017

A coalition of municipal and Indigenous leaders, chambers of commerce, unions, and forest professionals are going to Queen’s Park on November 22 to dispel misinformation about Ontario’s forest sector and to urge the government to avoid unintended consequences from rushed species at risk (SAR) policy. The event will be streamed

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Agreement with local snowmobilers protects caribou habitat

November 13, 2017

The government of British Columbia and the Houston Snowmobile Club have signed a stewardship management agreement to protect caribou in the Skeena Region.  The agreement addresses the influence of recreation on northern caribou in the Telkwa Mountains. Recreation has been identified as a threat to caribou populations, as it could

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Caribou progress report: herds declining, disturbances rising

October 31, 2017

OTTAWA – A report on the progress of recovery efforts for boreal caribou shows that some progress has been made by governments and industry in the past five years, but that caribou populations continue to decline and habitat disturbance continues to increase. The report emphasizes the need for all stakeholders

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Ontario forestry coalition still concerned over species-at-risk rules

September 14, 2017

A coalition of municipal leaders, chambers of commerce, unions, and the forest sector are raising concerns that draft provincial species at risk policy will jeopardize jobs in northern and rural Ontario. The Ontario Forestry Coalition has been repeatedly requesting that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) consult with

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