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Rockfish conservation areas in B.C.: Our current state of knowledge

March 2014
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Rockfish Conservation Areas are fishery closures intended to be refuges for the diversity of rockfish in B.C.'s oceans. But are they working? This technical report: examines the reasons for—and potential of—Rockfish Conservation Areas; summarizes studies about their effectiveness; and, describes the research and outreach needed for them to work better.... More »

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Marine Protected Areas 101

March 2014
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Science and experience have taught us key design principles to help make marine protected areas most effective. The most fundamental ones are summarized in this one-page report. Read our full report on Marine Protected Areas.... More »

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Safeguarding B.C.'s Coastal Waters: Marine protected areas for fishing, tourism and communities

March 2014
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Marine protected areas safeguard our natural treasures, as well as coastal economies. A vast majority of British Columbians are asking for greater marine protection in the Canadian Pacific. Political and financial commitments are needed to meet Canada's national and international commitments to establish a network of marine protected areas by... More »

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Failing B.C.'s Grizzlies: Report Card and Recommendations for Ensuring a Future for British Columbia's Grizzly Bears

March 2014
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B.C.'s wilderness is one of the last global safe havens for grizzly bears, which are extinct or at risk of disappearing worldwide. This study finds that little progress has been made to implement the province's 1995 Grizzly Bear Strategy, leaving threatened bear populations in jeopardy.... More »

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Canadian Oil and Gas Sector

January 2014
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In developing low carbon scenarios for Canada, it is important to understand the role of the oil and gas sector as a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. The Canadian Energy Systems Simulator model has been chosen to provide estimates of current and future energy use and GHG emissions.... More »

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POPULATION CRITICAL: How are Caribou Faring?

December 2013
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The first annual assessment of how well Canada's provinces and territories are enacting the requirements for conservation plans under the federal government's National Recovery Strategy for Boreal Woodland Caribou.... More »

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Passages from the Peace: Community Reflections on Changing BC's Peace Region

December 2013
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This report is presented from the perspective of First Nations and non-aboriginal people living in Northeastern B.C. who speak to the impact industrial development has had on their lives and the wellbeing of their communities. The Peace region has seen the intensification of converging industrial operations such as logging, mining,... More »

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Green Budget Coalition's recommendations for Budget 2014

November 2013

Canada's upcoming 150th anniversary in 2017 gives us a unique opportunity to make transformative progress towards an environmentally sustainable, prosperous Canada.... More »

Right to a Healthy Environment

November 2013

Read David Boyd's papers here and learn how we can start moving forward More »

30x30 Nature Challenge Survey Findings

July 2013
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This report summarizes survey data from the 2013 30×30 Nature Challenge participants.... More »

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Cultural and Ecological Value of Boreal Woodland Caribou Habitat

July 2013
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This report was released by the Assembly of First Nations and the David Suzuki Foundation in July 2013. It calls upon the Government of Canada to include cultural and ecological values in socio-economic assessments under the federal Species at Risk Act. The report provides an overview of the ecological and... More »

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An Inventory of Low-Carbon Energy for Canada

March 2013
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An Inventory of Low-Carbon Energy for Canada shows that Canada's supplies of solar, wind, hydroelectric and biomass energy are much larger than the current or forecast demand for fuel and electricity, and technology costs have been falling in recent years. More »

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