Category Archives: Conservation

“So many clearcuts” in SW Nova Scotia (continued) 20Nov2019

And with no Landscape Level Planning for Biodiversity Conservation and No Nutrient Management on the severely depleted soils In a few words and photos, the author of the blog My Acadian Forest paints a devastating image of  forest degradation along … Continue reading

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The gentle music of teens’ fingers clicking in approval at the Law Amendments Committee Public Hearing 31Oct2019

The proceedings of the Law Amendments Hearing for the public on the SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ACT (Bill 213), held on Monday Oct 28, 2019, are now available on YouTube, at least up to the point where it was prematurely terminated … Continue reading

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Mon Oct 28, 2019: Law Amendments Public Hearing on Nova Scotia Sustainable Development Goals Act 27Oct2019

A thorough sham – and shame – of process View Update Oct 29, 2019 Just received: The provincial government quietly posted on their website on Friday afternoon that there is a Law Amendments Hearing for the public, on Monday morning … Continue reading

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Travails of Forests and Forestry on the West Coast 8Oct2019

Perhaps there are some lessons to be learned We are worried about losing The Mill, or for some, about the possibility of not losing it. Perhaps there are some lessons to be learned from the west coast where this year … Continue reading

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Lands protected for conservation now at 12.7% in Nova Scotia 1Oct2019

Update Oct 4, 2019: View – CHRIS MILLER: A closer look at Nova Scotia’s newest protected lands Chris Miller in Chronicle Herald Oct 3, 2019 (Full text available) Update Oct 2, 2019: View – New protected areas announced for Nova … Continue reading

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WestFor license up soon & “Urgent Action: 5 Days to Save A Forest – Nova Scotia” 27Sep2019

UPDATE Sep 30, 2019 I am told that Information Morning reported last week that the WestFor license had been renewed for 1 year. (Also Northern Pulp, GNTI – which increased, and PHP, both for 1 year). ———- We haven’t heard … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia municipalities lead the way in addressing climate and biodiversity crises, L&F Please follow! 26Sep2019

In this week of global attention to climate change, with the biodiversity crisis usually cited in the same breath, there have been two encouraging developments in NS, both at the municipal level. First, in Annapolis County, which is mostly rural … Continue reading

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Naturalists in court today asking Nova Scotia L&F to enforce its own regulations for protecting Species-at-Risk 23 Sep2019

UPDATE Sep 24, 2019: Province argues duties under Nova Scotia’s Endangered Species Act not ‘mandatory’ By Haley Ryan for The Star Halifax, Sep 23, 2019. The article provides details of the arguments put forth on both sides. “The hearing will … Continue reading

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Fri Sep 20 to Fri Sep 27, 2019: A week of Climate Action globally and in Nova Scotia

UPDATES: – 9 Aerial Shots Of Canada’s Climate Marches That Are Absolutely Breathtaking (PHOTOS) Lisa Belmonte on narcity.com/ Sep 28, 2019 – ‘Let’s hope everyone hears us’: Students take climate strikes to the streets of N.S. Emma Davie · CBC … Continue reading

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Trump & Co. want changes in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act 9Aug2019

As irrational as it is, the stronger the evidence gets that we are in the midst of a human-caused Mass Extinction, the more pressure there is to reduce existing protections of biodiversity Nova Scotia is not the only place where … Continue reading

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