PLANET IN PERIL (PinP) "Where science gets respect." Scientist Norman Kuring created this image of Earth's eastern hemisphere by combining data from six separate orbits made by a satellite in 2012. NASA / NOAA
Thursday, 8 June 2017
It's World Oceans Day. Tell Canada to Protect Them.
Canada should keep its 10 per cent marine protection promise
I’ve loved oceans my whole life. So I’m watching as world leaders gather in New York this week to discuss how to conserve and sustainably use them.
Canada’s government is starting to take action on its 10 per cent marine protection commitment. But with less than one per cent protected, there’s still a long way to go.
Please encourage the federal government to meet its targets while creating high-quality protection for orcas, belugas, salmon, puffins and more. Send your letter to government now.
Protecting glass sponge reefs near B.C.’s Haida Gwaii is a good start. But proposed regulations for the Scott Islands — a globally significant seabird sanctuary — offer few restrictions on fishing or shipping. In the Atlantic, the soon-to-be designated Laurentian Channel marine protected area will restrict fishing but allow oil and gas exploration.