Reporter Brooklyn Connolly takes a closer look at the attorney general’s finding that after four years the province still has not acted on several recommendations to strengthen the protection of endangered species.
Video: The Healthy Forest Coalition, an alliance of organizations and individuals who care about these kinds of things, are calling on the government to institute a “Singing Season” in Nova Scotia, which would pause forestry operation from May 15-July 31, and give the migratory birds that nest in our woods the time they need to raise their young.
Lindsay Lee on the countless nests of migratory birds illegally destroyed by forestry operations. “These species are worthy of protection for their own sake. But imagine: what would spring be like without the return of the endangered Canada warbler? Without the sweet songs of the hermit thrush?”
Last Friday Jacob Fillmore addressed a rally in support of an immediate moratorium on clearcutting ion Crown Lands n Nova Scotia. This is what he said. Today is day 11 of his hunger strike.
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
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.
If you care about our forests… Nina Newington on why the Forest Management Guide public consultation matters, and why you shouldn’t let its technical nature intimidate you.
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.?”
Forest protector Nina Newington on the injunction extension applied for by Westfor banning anybody from interfering with clearcutting anywhere where mainland moose can be found. “This means you, John and Jane Doe. You don’t have to be one of the people who was arrested. You don’t have to have visited the blockades. You don’t even have to be a member of Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia. This injunction applies to you, whoever you are.
The fight to protect mainland moose from habitat-destroying clearcut activity by the WestFor Management consortium moved from blockades deep in the Digby County forests to the courtrooms of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax. We spoke with several forest protectors protesting outside.