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Wildlife & Natural Spaces
You likely recall the joyous news in the new year at the safe arrival of seven right whale newborns (see the photo album of the 2019 Calves below.)
It was extraordinary news, given that not one baby had been born the year before.
But we find ourselves facing the devastating reality that eight critically important right whales have died in Canadian waters this summer.
It means these new little lives must be protected on an emergency basis.
I fear for their safety, at such a precarious time in their first precious year of life.
One of Canada’s and the world’s most pristine places has been put on the bidding block for oil drilling and seismic blasting.
That place is Sable Island.
It is a place of magic and myth. It looms large in our minds as an iconic symbol of all that is wild and beautiful and untouchable.
It is home to wild horses, grey seals, and birds and species unique to just this island.
And we're going back to court to protect them!
In just a few weeks, I return to the courtroom with our legal team to fight a final phase of a court challenge to protect the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Our first appearance last December was to simply be given “standing”, (meaning a judge would first have to decide if we could even be heard in the larger, future battle to fight the re-issuance of an oil company’s licence that had expired.) And we won that one!
Gretchen Fitzgerald, our senior staff director, is celebrating a birthday.
Beyond her responsibilities leading Sierra Club – from media interviews at all hours, to racing to coalition meetings, to being our well-informed voice to the public – Gretchen is quietly out there on Facebook trying to raise funds for Sierra Club Canada Foundation on the occasion of her birthday this month.
But we want to surprise her with something special.
You get us to the highest courts so we can fight to protect the world's most endangered whales.
You demand protections for our irreplaceable Great Lakes.
You fiercely call for a ban of pesticides that are killing bees and other pollinators so critical to the functioning of our ecosystems.
Mary Gorman is a Green Hero, local activist, and Sierra Club Member who has dedicated her life to protecting the Gulf of St. Lawrence. She has lived for decades in the toxic legacy of the Pictou County pulp mill - her family’s cottage was on its once pristine shores.
It’s always nice to come back from a lovely vacation to good news – especially in a summer in which we are all sweating in the heat of impending climate chaos. And I’m happy to have some very good news to share with you.
Please join us this Saturday, July 21st, anytime between noon-4pm, as Watch for Wildlife NS and Lush Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth host an Awareness Day about preventing vehicle-collisions with wildlife.
A report released May 9th, 2018 by the leaders of Canada’s top environmental organizations reviews the progress of the federal government in meeting its platform and mandate commitments on environmental issues across the country.