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Parks Canada working with fishermen to restore ocean ecosystem

EelGrass Parks Canada and Nova Scotia fishermen are working together to restore eelgrass beds on the ocean floor to provide habitat for indigenous crabs. The invasive green crab from Europe has wiped out the eelgrass. The fishermen have been trapping …
Parks Canada and Nova Scotia fishermen are working together to restore eelgrass beds on the ocean floor to provide habitat for indigenous crabs. The invasive green crab from … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/parks-canada-working-with-fishermen-to-restore-ocean-ecosystem/

Monarch butterfly population at all-time low

Missing Monarchs Ecologists and butterfly enthusiasts are concerned by the low number of Monarch butterflies in southern Ontario and Michigan. Early July is when the butterfly usually migrates to the region for breeding. Researchers at the Universit…
Ecologists and butterfly enthusiasts are concerned by the low number of Monarch butterflies in southern Ontario and Michigan. Early July is when the butterfly usually migr… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/monarch-butterfly-population-at-all-time-low/

B.C. logging company set to clear old-growth forest on Vancouver Island

Chop Chop! Conservation groups are opposing plans by a B.C. logging company to clear a section of Vancouver Island’s old growth forests. Island Timberlands is set to log a 20-hectare parcel of land near Port Alberni. Once protected deer habitat, B.C. …
Conservation groups are opposing plans by a B.C. logging company to clear a section of Vancouver Island’s old growth forests. Island Timberlands is set to log a 20-hectare… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/b.c.-logging-company-set-to-clear-old-growth-forest-on-vancouver-island/

Wisconsin town wants to divert Great Lakes water outside its basin

Dry Lakes A small town in Wisconsin outside of the Great Lakes basin wants to divert water from Lake Michigan for drinking water, contravening a 2008 agreement. The town of Waukesha has depleted their aquifer and wants to build a pipeline to give some…
A small town in Wisconsin outside of the Great Lakes basin wants to divert water from Lake Michigan for drinking water, contravening a 2008 agreement. The town of Waukesha… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/wisconsin-town-wants-to-divert-great-lakes-water-outside-its-basin/

Saskatchewan creates huge boreal eco-reserve

Nine Per Cent Saskatchewan has removed 3,660 square kilometres of northern boreal forest from commercial or industrial developments by creating the Pink Lake Representative Area Ecological Reserve. In the eco-reserve, hunting and angling are permitted…
Saskatchewan has removed 3,660 square kilometres of northern boreal forest from commercial or industrial developments by creating the Pink Lake Representative Area Ecological… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/saskatchewan-creates-huge-boreal-eco-reserve/

N.W.T. proposes a limited hunt of some caribou herds

Bullish The Northwest Territories is proposing lifting a ban on hunting caribou to give resident hunters rights to one bull caribou from the Bluenose East, Beverly or Ahiak caribou herds. Officials put a hunting ban on caribou in 2006, but some herds …
The Northwest Territories is proposing lifting a ban on hunting caribou to give resident hunters rights to one bull caribou from the Bluenose East, Beverly or Ahiak caribou h… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/n.w.t.-proposes-a-limited-hunt-of-some-caribou-herds/

Toxic algae in Lake Erie to be worse than last year

Blue Green The toxic green blue algae in Lake Erie will be twice as bad as last year, but only a fifth bad as 2011, says Jeffrey Reutter, director of the Ohio State University’s Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory. The algae called cyanobacteria is cause…
The toxic green blue algae in Lake Erie will be twice as bad as last year, but only a fifth bad as 2011, says Jeffrey Reutter, director of the Ohio State University’s Sea Gra… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/toxic-algae-in-lake-erie-to-be-worse-than-last-year/

Fish habitat created in trade off on Rideau River

Death to Life A road widening project and a private development destroyed fish habitat on the Rideau River, but as a trade off the city and developers financed building fish and turtle habitat. For $5,000, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority crea…
A road widening project and a private development destroyed fish habitat on the Rideau River, but as a trade off the city and developers financed building fish and turtle hab… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/fish-habitat-created-in-trade-off-on-rideau-river/

NDP MPP calls on Ontario to deal with nuisance bears

Da Bears John Vanthof, the New Democrat MPP for Timiskaming-Cochrane, an area where a man recently survived a bear attack, is calling on the Ontario government to do more to deal with nuisance bears. Recently, the province stopped relocating nuisa…
John Vanthof, the New Democrat MPP for Timiskaming-Cochrane, an area where a man recently survived a bear attack, is calling on the Ontario government to do more to deal with… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/ndp-mpp-calls-on-ontario-to-deal-with-nuisance-bears/

Maritimes moose corridor gets donor support

Moose Sex Project New donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada are helping finalize protection efforts for a corridor of land between Nova-Scotia and New Brunswick. As part the NCC’s Moose Sex Project, the land will help promote mobility and mat…
New donations to the Nature Conservancy of Canada are helping finalize protection efforts for a corridor of land between Nova-Scotia and New Brunswick. As part the NCC’s M… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/maritimes-moose-corridor-gets-donor-support/

Biologists surveying declining Beverly caribou herd

Why? Two years ago, aerial surveys of the Beverly caribou herd in western Nunavut revealed a deep decline of over half the herd. The herd dropped to 124,000 animals from 270,000 in the 1990s. Biologists along side Inuit observers continue to gathe…
Two years ago, aerial surveys of the Beverly caribou herd in western Nunavut revealed a deep decline of over half the herd. The herd dropped to 124,000 animals from 270,000 i… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/biologists-surveying-declining-beverly-caribou-herd/

1,313 bird species facing extinction

De-winged One in eight birds around the world face extinction – 1,313 are at threat of extinction and 200 are on the brink – says a new report by BirdLife International. In Canada, some pesticide bans and wetland restoration efforts have helped some b…
One in eight birds around the world face extinction – 1,313 are at threat of extinction and 200 are on the brink – says a new report by BirdLife International. In Canada, … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/1313-bird-species-facing-extinction/

UNESCO puts Gros Morne and Jasper on watch over threats; as two new sites seek UNESCO designation

UNESCO Watch The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has asked the Canadian government to submit an environmental assessment for proposed fracking operations next to Gros Morne National Park. Black Spruce Exploration wants to use hydraulic fracturing to f…
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has asked the Canadian government to submit an environmental assessment for proposed fracking operations next to Gros Morne National Park.… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/unesco-puts-gros-morne-and-jasper-on-watch-over-threats-as-two-new-sites-seek-unesco-designation/

B.C ombudsman to study streamside protection

Watching After hearing complaints about the Riparian Areas Regulation of 2004 and complaints about enforcement, the B.C. Ombudsperson Kim Carter said she would review the law. The law covers 17.5 per cent of B.C., providing guidelines on vegetation ar…
After hearing complaints about the Riparian Areas Regulation of 2004 and complaints about enforcement, the B.C. Ombudsperson Kim Carter said she would review the law. The … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/b.c-ombudsman-to-study-streamside-protection/

Construction begins for new wildlife crossings in mountain parks

Dead Animals The construction of two new wildlife underpasses is beginning along a deadly stretch of Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. In the last ten years, motorists have killed 500 animals, mainly white tailed deer, but also wolves, grizzly bea…
The construction of two new wildlife underpasses is beginning along a deadly stretch of Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. In the last ten years, motorists have killed … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/construction-begins-for-new-wildlife-crossings-in-mountain-parks/

Ottawa bridge expansion halted to protect threatened swallows

Bridge Swallowed A project to widen a bridge to accommodate the expanding Barrhaven suburbs in Ottawa is being halted to protect a nest of threatened barn swallows. Workers cannot disrupt the swallows during its nesting season between May 1 to Aug. 31…
A project to widen a bridge to accommodate the expanding Barrhaven suburbs in Ottawa is being halted to protect a nest of threatened barn swallows. Workers cannot disrupt … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/ottawa-bridge-expansion-halted-to-protect-threatened-swallows/

Voluntary targets set for Alberta’s biggest water users

Water Wars The Alberta Water Council released voluntary water-use targets for the industries consuming the most water in the province. Environmental groups had hoped the targets would address the issue of flow rates in Alberta’s rivers to protect agai…
The Alberta Water Council released voluntary water-use targets for the industries consuming the most water in the province. Environmental groups had hoped the targets woul… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/voluntary-targets-set-for-albertas-biggest-water-users/

Be wary when a bear’s attack is silent, says expert

Silent Threat Bear attacks are rare, but when they are silent attacks it means they are hunting and you should be worried, says bear-attack expert Stephen Herrero from the University of Calgary. When bears make noise and attack it is defensive and wou…
Bear attacks are rare, but when they are silent attacks it means they are hunting and you should be worried, says bear-attack expert Stephen Herrero from the University of Ca… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/be-wary-when-a-bears-attack-is-silent-says-expert/

Conservation agreement saves 5,000 hectares of N.S. wilderness

Protection Wins The Nature Conservancy of Canada announced 5,000 hectares of Nova Scotia wilderness will be protected under an agreement with forestry company J.D. Iriving. The NCC acquired the land through a purchase and donation agreement. Craig Smi…
The Nature Conservancy of Canada announced 5,000 hectares of Nova Scotia wilderness will be protected under an agreement with forestry company J.D. Iriving. The NCC acquired … http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/conservation-agreement-saves-5000-hectares-of-n.s.-wilderness/

Chronic wasting disease to be managed not eradicated, say officials

Wasted Chronic wasting disease is so entrenched in deer and elk, officials are shifting their focus from eradication to prevention and management. Researchers estimate CWD can be found in roughly 50 per cent of Saskatchewan’s deer. The disease has ex…
Chronic wasting disease is so entrenched in deer and elk, officials are shifting their focus from eradication to prevention and management. Researchers estimate CWD can be… http://thecaen.ca/main-streams/chronic-wasting-disease-to-be-managed-not-eradicated-say-officials/

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