“I am asking you based on Federal and Provincial law to not allow Owls Head Provincial Park habitat for the endangered Barn Swallow and Piping Plover to be destroyed,” writes Sydnee McKay in a letter to the Registrar of the federal Species at Risk Public Registry
Media release: This Tuesday marks the 23rd day of Jacob Fillmore’s hunger strike, and the 106th day he has been camping outside government buildings in protest of decades-long clear-cutting policies which have destroyed the
vast majority of critical habitat for the endangered Mainland Moose and
continue to destroy what is left.
This is day 13 of Jacob Fillmore’s hunger strike. Here is his letter to Premier Iain Rankin: “I strongly believe that Nova Scotia could be a global climate leader. You have the power, and the responsibility, to lead Nova Scotia into a new era of climate action and respect for the natural environment. I hope you will do what must be done to protect future generations.”
Media release: As Jacob Fillmore enters his 9th day of hunger strike on the steps of
Province House, people are rallying to support his demand of an
immediate temporary moratorium on clearcutting on crown lands in Nova
Scotia. This moratorium would stop the destruction of critical habitat
until reforms intended to protect these areas could be fully
Members of Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia who were involved in the blockade to save mainland moose habitat from destruction scored a bit of a victory in their legal battle with Westfor Management Inc.
What if we recognized the rights of nature which are also our rights, as humans, to a liveable planet, asks forest protector Nina Newington, as she continues her observations on WestFor’s legal efforts to turn the interim injunction into something more permanent.
Forest protector Nina Newington continues her notes from court. “When a department is so broken it can’t meet its basic obligations, and when government and industry are so entwined that a mechanism supposed to give citizens a say is a sham, then what remains to those citizens.?”
A 1981 report “An Evaluation of Moose Habitat In South Western Nova Scotia” provides all the evidence one needs to understand that the area should not be logged, writes naturalist Bev Wigney.
A proposed Cape Breton clearcut within an area designated as a marten habitat management zone has been downgraded to a less impactful commercial thinning. “Nova Scotians should feel encouraged by this,” says Adam Malcolm, a Cape Breton naturalist who first raised the alarm. “Their voice really can in some cases make a difference.”
We spoke with Nina Newington, one of the forest protectors who were arrested while defending mainland moose habitat in Digby County from destruction. “I understand that for many people the arrests have been discouraging, but gosh, most struggles take a long time and many people around the world take far greater risks than we have taken and fight for far longer.”