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Natural Capital in Rouge National Park

September 12, 2012
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This report provides the first-ever estimate of the economic value of ecosystem services provided by Canada's future Rouge National Park and its surrounding watersheds. Using valuation techniques from the field of natural capital economics, the report estimates that the Rouge region's rich tapestry of natural, agricultural and cultural assets provide...

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On the Edge: British Columbia's Unprotected Transboundary Species

September 21, 2010
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British Columbia has the highest number of species of any province in Canada, but these species are showing alarming signs of distress. According to the B.C. Conservation Data Centre at least 1,918 species or distinct populations of wildlife in British Columbia are now at risk,1 and significant portions of some...

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A grizzly challenge: Ensuring a future for Alberta's threatened grizzlies

May 28, 2010
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Co-published by the David Suzuki Foundation, this report analyzes current recovery efforts in Alberta, concluding that the provincial government is not doing enough to protect one of the most threatened grizzly bear populations in North America. Written by Jeff Gailus, M.Sc., for the Alberta Wilderness Association, the Canadian Parks and...

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Ensuring a future for Canada's grizzly bears: A report on the sustainability of the trophy hunt in B.C.

April 1, 2010
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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.

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Conservation Value of the North American Boreal Forest from an Ethnobotanical Perspective

March 11, 2010
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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.

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A New Climate for Conservation: Nature, Carbon and Climate Change in British Columbia

January 28, 2010
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A New Climate for Conservation explores the role of nature conservation in a climate action strategy for ecological adaptation and ecological mitigation.

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B.C.'s Bountiful Sea: Heritage Worth Preserving

October 29, 2008
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B.C.'s Bountiful Sea: Heritage Worth Preserving explores the natural wonders of the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA).

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Fish Farms Drive Wild Salmon Toward Local Extinction

December 11, 2007
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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.

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Canada's Polar Bear: Falling through the Cracks?

November 1, 2007
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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.

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Dragging Our Assets: Toward an Ecosystem Approach to Bottom Trawling in Canada

October 11, 2007
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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.

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Rich Wildlife, Poor Protection: The urgent need for strong legal protection of British Columbia's biodiversity

June 5, 2007
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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.

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Left off the List: A profile of marine and northern species denied listing under Canada's Species At Risk Act

January 4, 2007
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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.

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