Latest Wildlife & habitat reports
Ensuring a future for Canada's grizzly bears: A report on the sustainability of the trophy hunt in B.C.
This report examines the recent history of grizzly management in B.C. and in particular, grizzly mortalities resulting from the legal hunt of this species, both within and outside of parks and protected areas.
Traditional knowledge held by Canada's Aboriginal people about the Boreal Forest offers western scientists a vitally important information source. With the Boreal Forest facing increasing threats from climate change, habitat loss and fragmentation, and invasive species, this knowledge is more important than ever.
A New Climate for Conservation explores the role of nature conservation in a climate action strategy for ecological adaptation and ecological mitigation.
B.C.'s Bountiful Sea: Heritage Worth Preserving explores the natural wonders of the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA).
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.
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.
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.
Rich Wildlife, Poor Protection: The urgent need for strong legal protection of British Columbia's biodiversity
Rich Wildlife, Poor Protection investigates 3,672 native and regularly occurring terrestrial and freshwater species and subspecies in B.C. This is the first Canadian study to report endangerment below the species level.
Left off the List: A profile of marine and northern species denied listing under Canada's Species At Risk Act
This report highlights the plight of eight threatened species denied protection under the federal Species At Risk Act (SARA), a piece of legislation designed to prevent Canadian wildlife and plants from becoming extinct. Some of these animals, however, are languishing in a never-ending process of extended consultations.