Category Archives: Conservation

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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Scott Leslie on Protection of the Little Brown Bat habitat at the Corbett Lake Old Hardwood Forest, federal and provincial officials say SAR regulations do not apply 31July2019

So it (still) goes in in Nova Scotia in 2019 Bear River author/naturalist Scott Leslie was interviewed on CBC’s Information Morning NS today about his discovery of the Little Brown Bat at the Corbett Lake Old Hardwood Forest (view NSFN … Continue reading

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Don Wilson on Biodiversity in and for Nova Scotia 27July2019

Monday, July 29, 2019 is the final date for submitting comments on the proposed Biodiversity Act. Don Wilson shares his perspectives on how forestry can be practiced to protect biodiversity in Nova Scotia. L&F conducted a Biodiversity Act Consultation over … Continue reading

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Bev Wigney on proposed changes to the Canada Migratory Bird Regulations that would allow exceptions to the prohibition against disturbance of nests 24July2019

“If anything, it’s time to toughen up the rules and establish a [Forestry] SILENT SEASON to allow migratory birds, as well as mammals raising their young in spring and summer, to have some peace and lack of disturbance and destruction.” … Continue reading

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“Re: Imminent violations of the Migratory Birds Convention Act in Shelburne County, NS” 23July2019

UPDATE July 24, 2019: An article in http://www.southcoasttoday.ca provides a little more context, e.g. “Letters ignored “I wrote to Minister Rankin in May highlighting the section of the Migratory Birds Convention Act relating to disturbance and harm of breeding birds, … Continue reading

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Logging one-tree-at-a-time in Nova Scotia 18July2019

“I’ve got grandchildren. I have come from five generations of guides, hunting and guiding in East Camp and we rely on the forest and we always will in one shape or form and if nothing else, then to create the … Continue reading

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Scott Leslie’s “backgrounder” video on the Corbett-Lake Old Growth Forest, Little Brown Bat added to SAR residents 17July 2019

After viewing Scott Leslie’s Video, I had one big question: What DOES it take for a site to be protected as Old Growth in Nova Scotia? CONTENTS – THE VIDEO – THE LITTLE BROWN BAT – WHAT IT’S ABOUT – … Continue reading

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Sue Skipton on The Bears of West Dalhousie, Nova Scotia 5July2019

Sue Skipton urges us to rethink how we perceive and live with these “human critters” in Nova Scotia UPDATE: View Bear Necessities – Living with the bears no hardship for animal-loving West Dalhousie woman By Lawrence Powell for the Annapolis … Continue reading

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Annapolis Ecology Group seeks “Silent Summer Forestry” in Nova Scotia 28June2019

Says Bev Wigney on Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology (Public Facebook Group): Many of us are feeling that something needs to be done about protecting birds that are nesting right now. We’re seeing forests being hacked to … Continue reading

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Logging at Nova Scotia’s Corbett-Dalhousie Lakes Crown land NOW officially on-hold 15Jun2019

It was obviously good news, but no one was singing ‘The strife is o’er, the battle done.’ UPDATE JUNE 17, 2019: Clarity on the Migratory Birds Convention Act Listen to The Migratory Birds Convention Act regulations are getting an update … Continue reading

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