Moose need healthy, contiguous, and biodiverse forests to thrive. In Digby County that connectivity between the Tobeatic Wilderness Area and the Silver River Wilderness Area is being steadily eroded by even-aged harvests. Now a map,created by conservation GIS expert Shanni Bale clearly shows why so many people are raising the alarm.
Check out this powerful video by the amazing Dave Gunning as he sings the praises of the beautiful St Mary’s river in Guysborough County, and explains why plans by Atlantic Gold to construct an open pit gold mine alongside the river should be halted.
Press release: On Thursday, December 3, 2020, the MP for Cumberland-Colchester will be putting the federal private members bill A National Strategy to Redress Environmental Racism (Bill C-230) forward to second reading in the House of Commons.
Bev Wigney: “It’s just incredibly pathetic that the people of this province are so at the end of their rope about the way wildlife and forests are being mistreated that they are compelled to camp on a muddy road in early winter, in order to protect what should have been properly protected all along (but wasn’t).”
A peaceful occupation of the Lands and Forestry office in Halifax in support of the threatened mainland moose was abruptly ended by Halifax police after two hours. Their only demand was for the minister to meet with a group of people who are camping out in order to protect mainland moose habitat from clearcutting.
The lobby of Minister Derek Mombourquette’s office was taken over this morning by a group demanding that the Minister of Lands and Forestry meet to address the clear cut logging currently taking place in the habitat of the endangered Mainland Moose.
Implied threats of violence and a potentially closed-off access road to the original encampment are among the concerns at the Moose country blockade. A conversation with Nina Newington, spokesperson for the group, conveyed the urgency of their request.
It’s auction time again! Due to Covid, this year’s auction will be online. We’re going to follow the lead of the 1492 Land Back Auction and use facebook as a platform.
Activists camped out in Digby County to protect mainland moose habitat from clearcutting are urgently asking for reinforcements.
Fernwood Publishing in partnership with The ENRICH Project presents the launch of More Powerful Together: Conversations With Climate Activists and Indigenous Land Defenders. This event will feature a keynote by the author, Dr. Jen Gobby, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Alex Khasnabish. The panel discussion will focus on issues of Migrant Justice, Climate/Environmental Justice, Indigenous Sovereignty and Land Back, the Movement for Black Lives, and ways to build stronger links between these different movements and struggles.