Marine planning and conservation

  • Photo: DSF's approach to marine conservation

    DSF's approach to marine conservation

    We are working through a variety of approaches and with many other organizations to ensure that our oceans are well managed and protected. More »

  • Photo: Keeping Canada's oceans healthy

    Keeping Canada's oceans healthy

    Canada is home to the world's longest coastline: three oceans and a sea of arctic ice supporting the largest web of marine life on earth. The pressure on our ocean resources continues to grow as the demand for shipping, fishing and tourism activities continues to grow. More »

  • Photo: Marine industrial impacts

    Marine industrial impacts

    As we continue to look to the world's oceans to provide food, transportation and other resources, we must determine whether or not it is possible to maintain or expand ocean-resource extraction and utilization in a manner that will leave a healthy, productive ecosystem for future generations. More »

  • Photo: Marine protected areas

    Marine protected areas

    Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a key tool to help protect ecosystems from the effects of industrial activity. By their simplest definition, MPAs are areas of ocean that are free from destructive forms of resource exploitation. More »

  • Photo: Marine use planning

    Marine use planning

    Marine use planning is an initiative that convenes the many users of our marine resources in a comprehensive process of research, dialogue and negotiation.has the potential to develop lasting solutions for our oceans. More »

  • Support innovative partnership for Canada's North Pacific coast

    We live in a time of uncertainty. Complex challenges such as climate change and the global economic crisis have many Canadians concerned about the future. Right here in British Columbia,... More »

  • Photo: Ecosystem-based management and oceans

    Ecosystem-based management and oceans

    Ecosystem-based management (EBM) is a term used to describe a balanced way of managing resources, one that takes the surrounding ecosystem into account. More »

  • Photo: Can you plan an ocean?

    Can you plan an ocean?

    Canada's Pacific North Coast is one of the few ocean environments in the world that still offers an abundance and richness of marine species. We must take action to ensure its future health and well being. More »

  • Photo: Protecting Canada from an oil spill

    Protecting Canada from an oil spill

    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is causing unthinkable damage to marine ecosystems and habitats along the shoreline. People who depend on the gulf for their livelihoods have... More »

  • Photo: Canada's Pacific North Coast

    Canada's Pacific North Coast

    From microscopic creatures to the world's biggest animals, and from the life undersea to the things we can see, this ocean region supports a richness, abundance and diversity of life that is truly spectacular. More »

  • I Am Fish

    Join David Suzuki on a virtual journey through one of Canada's most spectacular marine environments. Learn how its unique features interact to support life on land and in the sea, and why they need your help. More »

  • Photo: Do you know what the oceans provide?

    Do you know what the oceans provide?

    While a crimson sunset on the beach can be breathtaking, this pretty view isn't all our oceans provide. Take an interactive tour of the ecosystem services off of Canada's Pacific North coast. More »

  • Photo: What are seismic surveys and their impacts?

    What are seismic surveys and their impacts?

    Before companies can begin drilling for oil in any offshore area such as the Gulf of St. Lawrence, they must first test the area to make sure that fossil fuels are present. These tests are called seismic surveys, and have been shown to cause serious environmental damage to marine species and ecosystems. More »

  • Photo: Why we must oppose exploration and drilling in the Saint-Lawrence

    Why we must oppose exploration and drilling in the Saint-Lawrence

    Exploring and drilling for oil in the Gulf of St. Lawrence could be devastating for those who depend on it for survival. The dangerous impacts of oil prospecting and development in this sensitive ecosystem could easily affect the economic and socio-cultural activities of all Atlantic Provinces and Quebec. Is it worth the risk? More »

  • Photo: The devastating consequences of marine spills on the environment and on communities

    The devastating consequences of marine spills on the environment and on communities

    Following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the dangers of offshore oil development are clearer than ever. For the communities that border the Gulf of St. Lawrence, an oil spill of any size would destroy ecosystems and cause serious pollution. With fragile ecosystems and economies on the line, the risks of oil development far outweigh the benefits. More »

  • Photo: An oil spill in the Gulf of St. Lawrence could threaten five provinces

    An oil spill in the Gulf of St. Lawrence could threaten five provinces

    Video simulations developed by the David Suzuki Foundation show that all five provinces bordering the Gulf of St. Lawrence could be affected in the case of an oil spill. More »

  • Photo: How tankers and drills threaten Canadian waters

    How tankers and drills threaten Canadian waters

    Most of the world's creatures live in the ocean. And our three oceans support some of the most abundant and diverse webs of marine life on Earth. Even though humans... More »