Reports

Taking stock of British Columbia's fish habitat: A report on the Kalum Forest District

2005
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Our recent investigation of logging practices in the Kalum Forest District has revealed many apparent violations of the Fisheries Act. The reality is that B.C.'s fish and fish habitat are in trouble. Collapsing fish stocks and polluted aquatic environments are clear signs that current protection strategies are not working. This report is based on field surveys of forestry cutblocks that were logged between 2003 and 2005. More »

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Sustainable Shellfish: Recommendations for responsible aquaculture

2005
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This report outlines some of the main ecological concerns with shellfish farming on the B.C. coast, including the impacts of cultivating alien species in B.C. waters, the effects of monocultures in areas of high biodiversity, the impacts of shellfish farming on other species, and the harmful effects which aquaculture-related human activities have on beaches and in the marine environment. More »

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Canada's Rainforest — Status Report 2005

2005
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This is the final of three status reports analyzing the scope and type of logging and ecological value of proposed protection in Canada's temperate rainforests, an area known as the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). More »

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The Case for Deep Reductions: Canada's Role in Preventing Dangerous Climate Change

2005
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This joint report from the David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute shows Canada needs to go far beyond its Kyoto targets if it is to meaningfully address climate change. More »

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Fostering a Sustainable Canada: Protecting our health, environment and economy

2004
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This 36-page document was presented to Canada's Standing Committee on Finance in November, 2004, and lays out 11 recommendations for the 2005 federal budget that will put Canada on a path to sustainability. More »

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Smart Generation: Powering Ontario With Renewable Energy

2004
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Smart Generation shows how Ontario can immediately develop its abundant renewable sources of energy while creating a new focus on energy conservation and efficiency. In return, the province will get a more reliable electricity system, cleaner air, thousands of new jobs and the development of a vibrant industry. More »

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The Coastal Temperate Rainforests of Canada: The need for Ecosystem-Based Management

2004
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Recently completed land use planning processes have recommended improving forest management practices to more environmentally responsible methods defined as Ecosystem Based Management (EBM). To determine how current logging practices compare to EBM, the David Suzuki Foundation conducted an audit of recently approved logging plans across four forest districts. More »

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Running on Empty: Shifting to a Sustainable Energy Plan for BC

2004
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This report from the David Suzuki Foundation and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives warns that British Columbia will face an energy crunch if it doesn't make sweeping changes to the sector with a new focus on energy security, renewable energy and conservation. More »

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Planning for the Next Generation: Ten Principles for Climate Protection & Innovation

2004
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This paper looks at how Canada can twin its innovation and climate protection agendas. It also explores the challenges and opportunities with Canada's Kyoto implementation plan. More »

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Oil and Gas in British Columbia: 10 Steps to Responsible Development

April 2004
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This report concentrates on the impacts of land-based oil and gas development, rather than offshore impacts, and presents a ten-point mitigation plan. More »

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Sustainability within a generation: a new vision for Canada

2004
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This report outlines how Canada can become a world leader in sustainability by the year 2030. It shows how a long-term national plan with clear targets and timelines would generate less pollution and waste and improve the quality of life for all Canadians. More »

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A Vanishing Heritage: The Loss of Ancient Red Cedar from Canada's Rainforests

2004
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This report revealed that in twenty forest management areas on the B.C. coast, a much greater amount of red cedar is being logged than its proportion within the forest inventory. This report examines the extent to which red cedar is being logged on the B.C. coast, and looks at what will happen if current practices continue. More »

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