Reports

Dollars and Sense: The Economic Rationale to Protect Spotted Owl Habitat in British Columbia

August 2008
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This document presents some of the key findings of a detailed economic study of forests inhabited by the endangered spotted owl. Spotted owls are endangered because they require old-growth forests for their habitat, and old-growth forests have become increasingly rare due to logging and human settlement. More »

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Lake Simcoe Basin's Natural Capital: The Value of the Watershed's Ecosystem Services

June 2008
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This study quantifies the value of ecosystem goods and services provided by Ontario's Lake Simcoe watershed. At a minimum these benefits are estimated to be worth more than $975 million per year. The report is a collaboration between the David Suzuki Foundation, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, and the... More »

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State of the Ocean in the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA)

June 2008
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This report examines the current state of the marine area known as PNCIMA. It reviews the area's biological and ecological diversity, and profiles the commercial industries that operate within and rely on the PNCIMA. The report also highlights governance issues, and identifies gaps in information needed to inform decision-making on marine-resource use. More »

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Global Assessment of Closed System Aquaculture

May 2008
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Closed system aquaculture (CSA) is already providing better ways to farm fish. This involves barrier technologies that ensure no contact between wild and farmed fish, thus eliminating the most negative impacts of fish farming and significantly reducing others. Around the world, CSA is producing fish and profits without degrading the rich abundance of oceans, lakes, and streams. More »

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Pesticide Free? Oui!: An Analysis of Quebec's Pesticides Management Code and Recommendations for Effective Provincial Policy

April 2008
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Pesticide Free? Oui! analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of Quebec's Pesticides Management Code, the first provincial ban in Canada on the use and sale of certain cosmetic pesticides. More »

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Returning Salmon: Integrated planning and the Wild Salmon Policy of B.C.

March 2008
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This report evaluates implementation of the Wild Salmon Policy and looks at how other federal and provincial government initiatives, such as the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement and Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA) planning process, can be brought together. More »

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Tomorrow Today: How Canada can make a world of difference

March 2008
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Tomorrow Today: How Canada can make a world of difference, issued by the country's 11 largest environmental and conservation organizations offers practical directions for addressing the number one concern for Canadians — the state of the environment. The groups' recommendations centre on climate change, energy use, food production, toxic substances, water, forests and oceans. More »

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Marine Protected Areas Progress Report Card

January 2008
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The Living Oceans Society, David Suzuki Foundation and Sierra Club British Columbia have produced this progress report card to assess Canada's performance in meeting its national and international commitments to establish a global network of Marine Protected Areas by 2012. The performances of classmates Australia and the United States were assessed to provide a comparison. In light of the poor grades Canada received, specific steps have been recommended outlining how and where Canada needs improvement in order to get a passing grade by 2012. More »

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Fish Farms Drive Wild Salmon Toward Local Extinction

December 2007
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This is a summary of Declining wild salmon populations in relation to parasites from farm salmon, a study conducted by a team of biologists, fisheries scientists, and mathematicians from Dalhousie University and the University of Alberta and published in the peer-reviewed journal _Science_ in December 2007. It investigates the impacts of sea lice from fish farms on wild salmon abundance. More »

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Hot properties: How global warming could transform B.C.'s real estate sector

November 2007
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Hot Properties was commissioned by the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia (REIBC) to provide an analysis of how global warming will affect B.C.'s real estate sector. More »

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Canada's Polar Bear: Falling through the Cracks?

November 2007
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Canada's Polar Bear: Falling through the Cracks details the status of polar bears in Canada, the threats they face, the efficacy of federal, provincial and territorial legislation to protect the polar bear, and need for new protected areas in polar bear habitat. More »

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Dragging Our Assets: Toward an Ecosystem Approach to Bottom Trawling in Canada

October 2007
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Dragging Our Assets: Toward an Ecosystem Approach to Bottom Trawling in Canada, by David Suzuki Foundation sustainable fisheries analyst Scott Wallace, offers recommendations to reduce the ecological impact of bottom trawling while still maintaining access to fisheries resources. More »

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