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Ontario’s Court of Appeal Dismisses Environmental Groups’ Appeal

Ontario’s Court of Appeal dismissed the Wildlands League and Federation of Ontario Naturalists’s challenge to the Province’s use Ontario Regulation 176/13, which provided for 19 exemptions from the Endangered Species Act’s provisions, subject to compliance with prescribed conditions. Originally dismissed by the Divisional Court the higher Court of Appeal dismissed the environmental groups’ on October 11, 2016.

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Ontario’s Court of Appeal Dismisses Environmental Groups’ Appeal

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada continues to play a significant role in the conservation of unique and important natural areas in Canada. The Meduxnekeag River Association partnered with Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), to protect some of the last Appalachian hardwood forest remaining in New Brunswick. The two organizations have joined together to purchase 23 hectares (56 acres), most of which is mature forest, in Jackson Falls, near the Canada-US border, northeast of Woodstock.

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Nature Conservancy of Canada

CITES meeting Johannesburg October 5, 2016

The CITES meeting wrapped up in Johannesburg on October 5, 2016, with the CITES Secretary-General, John Scanlon describing the meeting as “ a game changer that will be remembered as a point in history when the tide turned in favour of ensuring the survival of our most vulnerable wildlife.” Details regarding the 62 proposals addressed at that meeting are provided at:

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CITES meeting Johannesburg October 5, 2016

IUCN 2017 – 2020 Programme Approved

The IUCN 2017 – 2020 Programme was approved at the IUCN World Conservation Congress held in Hawaii in September 2016. Key global targets and results include increased coverage of both marine and terrestrial protected areas and the completion of substantial numbers of species assessments, contributing to the Red List.

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IUCN 2017 – 2020 Programme Approved

How the USFWS Prioritizes Listings Under the Endangered Species Act

In July 2016, the USFWS announced the final methodology for prioritizing their listing activities under the Endangered Species Act. Five criteria are applied, with greatest attention paid to those species that are “critically imperiled”.

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How the USFWS Prioritizes Listings Under the Endangered Species Act


4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

May 20 -23, 2018

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity


Saving Threatened Barn Swallows in a New Urban Community

This video describes the creation of artificial nesting structures for barn swallows in Brampton, Ontario.

https://youtu.be/5OZZ1u-BlcA

Saving Threatened Barn Swallows in a New Urban Community

Mount Pleasant –The Creation of a New Natural Heritage System

A new urban community in Mount Pleasant, Brampton established around a created system of woodlands, wetlands, and endangered species habitat.

https://youtu.be/2wP-UV6fTAk

Mount Pleasant –The Creation of a New Natural Heritage System