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Vancouver Island marine waterfront
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When Roy Mulder learned scuba diving 43 years ago, it set him on his current path to devote his life to the creation of marine conservation areas in Canada. He is a strong believer in community and has been active in numerous organizations and programming. Among other titles, he is

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BC Land near Emerald Lake
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The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the country’s largest land conservation organization. I recently interviewed Lesley Neilson, Communications and Engagement Manager of the BC Region, regarding their BC activities. Darkwoods is a mountainous, forested conservation area located approximately 45 minutes south of Nelson. The land is open to the public on

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wildlife corridor Australian Rainforest
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On October 31st of 2017, the Rainforest Trust purchased a 44,726-acre property in Australia to help protect the pristine habitat from being sold to developers which would put the already Endangered Northern Quolls at risk. This was such a historic step, as the majority of their lands and purchases are

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Saving elephants from poaching
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CTV News’ investigative journalism gem W5 recently re-aired their excellent show Gambling on Extinction. Working with broadcasters from 15 countries, the producers present an overview of the current sad situation of poaching and international sales of ivory and rhino horns. Every 15 minutes, a wild elephant gets killed by poachers. In

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Darcy Dobell, Vice President Pacific Region of WWF Canada, was kind enough recently to share her thoughts about the Great Bear region. WWF Canada is famous for finding the middle ground where two sides of an environmental argument can agree.  Darcy explained that this issue is not just about Great

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The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is cheering the January 11th announcement that a large area of Manitoba’s Boreal Forest will be protected. The vast area on the east side of Lake Winnipeg is home to the Bloodvein First Nation. They worked with the province to develop a land

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Bushmeat is a growing concern for anyone interested in wildlife conservation. A single market in Pompeya, on the margins of the Napo River in Ecuadorian Amazon, sold around 10 tonnes of bushmeat in a single month. 60% of the bushmeat sold animals were large mammals, the most charismatic animals around.

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The Alaska Congressional delegation recently introduced legislation to exempt the Tongass and Chugach National Forests in Alaska from the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, reports EarthJustice. The Roadless Rule currently protects 9.3 million acres in the Tongass and 5.6 million acres in the Chugach from logging and new roads, while providing flexibility

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At the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagon valley, Kelowna is a growing city in a pastoral landscape. The region is home to many beaches, wineries, farms, and recreational activities and is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. But the growth of the region has put many of its

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Government officials, national and international NGOs, and academic researchers have banded together in an effort to save the endangered Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee. According to Conversation International, this International Union for Conservation of Nature(TM)-backed conservation plan is the first endorsed by the governments from these nations. “Both our governments recognize the great importance

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Just in time for Canada Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced several new protected areas. Almost 2,700 acres (1,092 hectares) along the northern shore of Lake Erie has been protected in Ontario. Known as Turkey Point Marsh, the area is part of the Long Point World Biosphere

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A recent visit from U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to South Dakota helped to bring some much needed attention to the plight of the disappearing prairie grasslands. Salazar met with state officials and conservation groups to discuss the Dakota Grassland Conservation Area, a proposed federal project aimed at protecting

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If you travel to Las Vegas anytime soon, know that you will be in the neighborhood of 36 special tortoises. The San Diego Global Action Team recently released the animals into the Mojave Desert from a conservation center near Las Vegas. Desert tortoises are considered threatened in the wild. The

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The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) has announced this year’s 30 award winners in 19 different countries, worth a total of $492,000, reports Fauna & Flora International. The Programme is a partnership of four conservation organizations – BirdLife International, Conservation International, Fauna & Flora International and the Wildlife Conservation Society. The Programme’s mission

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The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF), a non profit charitable organization, recently announced that they are investing over $6 million dollars in conservation funding projects for fish and wildlife throughout British Columbia, Canada.  The details were announced at the recent BC Wildlife Federation Convention in Surrey, BC.  The largest beneficiary was the BC

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