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Time to close chinook fisheries

August 17, 2017

VANCOUVER — The federal government's most recent data on Fraser River chinook salmon is so dire that that the fisheries should be closed, according to the David Suzuki Foundation.

"The situation for Fraser River chinook couldn't be worse. We're asking the government to immediately close chinook fisheries to protect these fish and the endangered southern resident killer whales that depend on them for food. Our message to chinook fisheries is: Don't wait for closures; volunteer now to stop fishing chinook," says David Suzuki Foundation Western Canada director Jay Ritchlin.

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B.C.'s trophy hunt ban a good step but loophole puts bears at risk

August 15, 2017

VANCOUVER B.C.'s cancellation of the grizzly bear trophy hunt is a good step but a loophole that allows hunting the bears for meat is cause for concern, according to the David Suzuki Foundation. The provincewide ban goes into effect on November 30, following this year's hunting season. It will not prohibit hunters from killing grizzly bears for meat outside of the Great Bear Rainforest.

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Business and environmental leaders call for strong Canadian oil and gas methane regulations

July 27, 2017

Tackling methane is the easiest, cheapest way to reduce climate pollution
and stimulate local economies

OTTAWA Canada's proposed regulations to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry are a positive development — however, to fully deliver their economic and environmental potential, they must be strengthened, according to a diverse group of Canadian stakeholders representing business, environment and labour. The oil and gas industry is Canada's largest source of human-caused methane pollution.

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SeaChoice transitions to hold seafood supply chain more accountable

July 19, 2017

VANCOUVER/HALIFAX — For more than 10 years, SeaChoice has helped retailers and consumers make seafood choices that support sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Now it's embarking on a new direction: To reform unsustainable seafood production and become Canada's leading sustainable seafood watchdog.

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Citizen-led "Butterflyway" established in Richmond

July 17, 2017

David Suzuki Foundation volunteers celebrate new corridors for bees and butterflies

RICHMOND, B.C. — Over the past two months, David Suzuki Foundation volunteers have planted a network of close to two dozen new butterfly-friendly gardens in Richmond, B.C., in schoolyards and city and neighbourhood parks. The plantings were established as part of the Butterflyway Project, a national effort to reimagine neighbourhoods as highways of habitat for pollinators, from bumblebees to monarch butterflies.

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