Species at Risk

Habitat Matters: Habitat laws, challenges and new directions   [su_box title="Habitat Matters webinar" style="default" box_color="#333333" title_color="#FFFFFF" radius="3" class="" id=""]Thank you for your interest in the Habitat Matters webinar that took place November 28. Link to the recording Link to the slide deck [/su_box] Habitat is essential to the survival...

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER. FOR THE OCTOBER 24 2019 EVENT PLEASE VISIT: https://elc.ab.ca/where-to-from-here-save-the-date-for-green-regs-n-ham-calgary-october-24-2019-2/     NOTE - TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED Coastal environmental concerns are highly relevant to land locked Alberta, but rarely do we discuss them. Join the ELC and our guest speakers to look beyond Alberta’s...

Habitat, what habitat? The Greater Sage-Grouse emergency order and a call for heightened due diligence [Revised]   This story is about investing in activities that occur in the habitat of species at risk.  It has a moral: stop doing it. This story features an oil and gas company,...

Back to what we once HADD: Fisheries Act Amendments are Introduced   Since the 1970s, section 35 of the Fisheries Act operated to protect fish and fish habitat throughout Canada by prohibiting the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat (the HADD provision). Up to 2012, the...

Highlights of Federal Environmental Legislation Reviews: Reports released for the Environmental Assessment, the National Energy Board, the Navigation Protection Act and Fisheries Act Reviews   The Government of Canada is currently reviewing several federal environmental and regulatory processes (see here). These include reviews of: federal environmental assessment processes; ...

In our recent post on the Northern Gateway decision report, we mentioned an ongoing court case brought by Ecojustice on behalf of several environmental organizations. The Western Canada Wilderness Committee v Canada (Fisheries and Oceans) case concerns governmental delay in developing recovery strategies under the...

The first emergency protection order under the federal Species at Risk Act was issued last week and it applies a list of prohibitions to federal and provincial Crown lands for habitat of the Greater Sage Grouse.  As existing facilities and activities remain largely untouched by...

Earlier this month, the Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (the “Report”) was released.   This Report is the first issued since the departure of Scott Vaughn from his role as Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development last year. The Report focuses...