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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


Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting

June 5 – 8, 2017

Puerto Rico, USA

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Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting

12th Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics

June 20 - 23, 2017

Budapest, Hungary

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12th Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics

9th Biennial USSEE Conference

June 25 - 28, 2017

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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9th Biennial USSEE Conference

Sustainable Development and Planning

June 27 – 29, 2017

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

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Sustainable Development and Planning

ICEB 2017: 19th International Conference on Ecosystems and Biodiversity

June 28 – 29, 2017

London, England, United Kingdom

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ICEB 2017: 19th International Conference on Ecosystems and Biodiversity

rnational Congress for Conservation Biology

July 23 - 27, 2017

Cartagena, Colombia

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rnational Congress for Conservation Biology

INTECOL

August 20 – 25, 2017

Beijing, China

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INTECOL

World Conference on Ecological Restoration

August 27 – September 1, 2017

Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil

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World Conference on Ecological Restoration

World Conference on Ecology and Ecosystems

September 11 – 13, 2017

San Antonio, Texas, USA

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World Conference on Ecology and Ecosystems

24th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society

September 23 - 27, 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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24th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society

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