Sierra Club Canada Foundation is alarmed that not enough is being done to prevent the extinction of North Atlantic right whales in Canada's waters. Sierra Club and allies have signed a joint letter in response to new right whale protection measures announced by the Canadian government.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 26, 2019
K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) – At noon today environmental groups are rolling out a carpet covered with plastic litter for delegates to Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) which is taking place at the Halifax Convention Centre on June 26 and 27. The groups are urging the Federal Government and ministers in attendance to act swiftly to implement a comprehensive Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste, including single-use plastic bans.
“With four dead right whales reported in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, more needs to be done to prevent more deaths,” states Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Program Director at Sierra Club Canada Foundation.
The cause of the deaths of the whales has not been determined but researchers are desperately trying to find out why these whales died. The 12 right whale deaths in the Gulf of St Lawrence in 2017 were linked to entanglements in fishing gear and ship strikes.
TORONTO, Ont - Sierra Club Canada Foundation welcomes the Government of Canada's announcement of national actions to combat on plastic pollution. The federal government announced today that it would ban certain single-use plastics by 2021 and work to make plastic producers responsible for the waste they produce.
HALIFAX, December 13, 2018 -- As the 193 countries currently participating in the UN climate change conference in Poland struggle to draft a survival plan for life on Earth, the Offshore Alliance is calling for the newly advertized offshore oil and gas leases surrounding Sable Island National Park Reserve to be cancelled.
FREDERICTON, NB [Oct 2nd, 2018]— Watch for Wildlife is asking drivers to take extra care to avoid collisions with wildlife over the Thanksgiving long weekend and into the weeks that follow.
July 18, 2018
K’JIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) - The Offshore Alliance, a coalition of fisher, social justice and environmental organizations, communities and individuals who have concerns with offshore drilling in Nova Scotia, is calling for a moratorium on offshore drilling pending a full federal/provincial public inquiry. The Alliance says the current regulatory regime in the offshore lacks both scientific and democratic legitimacy.
FREDERICTON, NB [July 9th, 2018]— Watch For Wildlife, a wildlife-vehicle collision prevention program of Sierra Club Canada Foundation, is expanding to New Brunswick this summer with the official launch happening this Saturday in Fredericton. Already running successfully for two years in Nova Scotia, the program aims to educate drivers about how to prevent collisions with wildlife and what to do if a collision does happen: a situation that most drivers in the province are all too familiar with.