Thursday, 8 June 2017

It's World Oceans Day. Tell Canada to Protect Them.

David Suzuki Foundation

Canada should keep its 10 per cent marine protection promise

Happy World Oceans Day!
Dear Larry, 
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.
For the love of oceans,
Sarika Cullis-Suzuki
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