Polar Bear’s Sleep Image Credit; Photograph by Roie Galitz.All Rights Reserved. Ramat Gan, Israel Member since 2016 PHOTO LOCATION Eastern Spitsbergen, Norway In recent years, the ice in Svalbard melts sooner and sooner, and as ice melts the bears are reducing their activity to save energy and fat. This bear sleeps on his last snow […]
Photo: Gulo, Wikimedia Commons. Anatomically, the wolverine is a stocky and muscular animal. With short legs, broad and rounded head, small eyes and short rounded ears, it resembles a bear more than other mustelids. Though its legs are short, its large, five-toed paws and plantigrade posture facilitate movement through deep snow. The adult wolverine is […]
In spite of repeated recent election promises, Canada’s British Columbia NDP government has failed to take an action against logging the provinces diminishing centuries-old growth forests.
A 2009 Pembina Institute report indicates that the Northern British Columbia (Canada) watersheds of the Fraser, Skeena and Kittimat rivers could be threatened, and the Salmon populations in those watersheds could be adversely threatened if the four (or any one of them) proposed pipelines that are planned to traverse the Province proceed.
Look up the Pembina Institute 2009 report, entitled Pipelines and Salmon in Northern British Columbia, for the full picture, and complete list of concerns.
Already, the Southern BC salmon stocks are significantly threatened and production seriously reduced due to; habitat destruction, alteration and loss; pollution; development and so much more…
The Athabaskan Chipewyn and Mikisew Cree, along with the Alberta Wilderness Society and the David Suzuki Foundation, have filed a Notice of Action with the Canadian Federal Court, the Globe & Mail reports.
The action’s intent is to press the Federal Government’s agencies to implement protections in the Northern Alberta oil sands region to help save the dwindling herds of the Boreal Woodland Caribou. These herds are under threat from habitat loss and fragmentation, resource development, climate change, and other human-related pressures.
In October of last year, the Wilderness Conservation Society issued a statement indicating that the remaining pockets of this caribou in Canada will likely become extinct wherever they occur. Total population of this widely-distributed sub-species is estimated to be 33,000.
You could help by contacting Environment & Climate Change Minister, Catharine McKenna, asking her to take immediate action to implement meaningful protections for these great creatures.
Surely, we don’t have to lose everything because of our dependence on oil!