Ecojustice Blog – Nature Posted on March 14, 2019 (updated: March 14, 2019)

Recent events in Canada have put nature at further peril

Devon PageLawyer

The peregrine falcon is one of 250 at-risk plant and animal species in Ontario that Ecojustice is fighting to protect. You can join the legal fight to defend nature.

From the Southern Resident killer whale to the spotted owl and boreal caribou, wildlife populations in Canada are in sharp decline. And recent events in Canada have put nature at further peril.

Ontario’s species-at-risk face precarious future

In January, the Ford government in Ontario announced a review of the province’s Endangered Species Act. We have already seen how Premier Ford’s “open for business” laws prioritize industry profits over the environment. Now, nearly 250 species-at-risk — including boreal caribou and the peregrine falcon — could face an even more precarious future if Ontario weakens its species law.

(Side note: The peregrine falcon is one of the remarkable animal species featured in our Pop Critter quiz.)

Orcas put in peril (once again)

There was recent bad news for orcas too. In February, the National Energy Board once again recommended that Cabinet approve the Trans Mountain pipeline project – even though the project poses unacceptable threats to endangered Southern Resident killer whales.

But thanks to supporters like you, Ecojustice responded swiftly as nature came under threat.

Our team of scientists and lawyers have submitted recommendations for stronger species protection in Ontario. We have also launched a campaign to urge Cabinet to reject the Trans Mountain project.

Give voice to nature

We’re counting on your continued support to defend nature at this critical juncture. Here are two things you can do right now to give voice to nature:

1. Take our Pop Critter Quiz to test if you know more about at-risk animal species or pop culture, which as much as we love it just isn’t as important. Then, share the quiz with everyone you know to help build support for Ecojustice’s legal work to defend nature.

2. Tell Cabinet to say ‘No’ to the Trans Mountain project. Southern Resident killer whales face imminent threats to their survival, and the population cannot withstand the increase in vessel traffic that the Trans Mountain project will bring.

We are stronger because we work together. Thank you for all you do to build the case for a better earth.

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