Reports

Conservation status and threats to species associated with old-growth forests within the range of the Northern Spotted Owl ...

February 2006
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_Conservation status and threats to species associated with old-growth forests within the range of the Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) in British Columbia, Canada_. This study, published in the February 2006 edition of Biodiversity, finds extensive wildlife endangerment in the old-growth habitat of the Northern Spotted Owl as a result of clearcut logging. More »

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All Over the Map: 2006 Status Report of Provincial Climate Change Plans

January 2006
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All Over the Map: 2006 Status Report of Provincial Climate Change Plans looks at provincial climate change efforts. It assesses each province's plan and analyzes each one's commitment to meet the challenges of climate change. With a couple of exceptions, most provinces and territories aren't leading in areas where they could be. More »

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Drive Green: Company Car Tax Shift

2005
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Drive Green: Company Car Tax Shift is a groundbreaking policy proposal to reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. The policy encourages employees to drive more fuel efficient company cars (pick-up trucks are excluded) by shifting some of the tax burden from efficient cars to those that pollute more. More »

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The Maple Leaf in the OECD: Comparing Progress toward Sustainability

2005
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This 44-page report, published in 2005, finds that Canada is among the weakest environmental performers (28th out of 30) in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. More »

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All Over the Map: A comparison of provincial climate change plans

2005
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This report looks at provincial and territorial action on climate change, compares their greenhouse gas emissions, assesses their climate change plans and evaluates their records. The report finds most provinces are doing little or nothing to address climate change. More »

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An Assessment of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Pacific Region's Effectiveness in Meeting its Conservation Mandate

2005
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This report, published in Spring 2005, is an in-depth analysis of DFO's Pacific operations. It concludes that urgent reform is needed within DFO in order to save Pacific fisheries. More »

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Closing in on Environmentally Sound Salmon Aquaculture: A Fresh Look at the Economics of Closed Tank Systems

2005
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This report examines the economic rationale for shifting the environmentally unsustainable open-netcage aquaculture industry (implicated in disease transfer, pollution, harm to wild fish populations and a global net loss of fish used in feed) towards a more sustainable, closed-tank model. More »

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Transmission dynamics of parasitic sea lice from farm to wild salmon

March 2005
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This peer-reviewed report looks at lice infestations on wild juvenile pink and chum salmon as they migrated past an isolated salmon farm down a long and narrow migration corridor in the Broughton Archipelago, BC. More »

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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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