Add Your Voice for Coastal Restoration in Newfoundland and Labrador

By Sara Jenkins Posted October 15, 2018 For our speaker series last month, GIS and conservation planning consultant Randal Greene  spoke about his current work with the World Wildlife Fund Canada to identify and prioritize sites for coastal restoration efforts in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Randal and WWF-Canada Project Coordinator, Victoria Neville, would like to give you the opportunity to voice your concerns about your coastline.  Read on to find out how you can suggest sites in need of restoration efforts as part of this multi-agency, multi-year initiative.   Project Overview This initiative is sponsored by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, as part of their Canada-wide Coastal Restoration Fund, aimed at helping restore coastal aquatic habitats and addressing major threats to marine biodiversity and sensitive species.  Here in Newfoundland and Labrador, WWF-led restoration efforts will focus on projects that contribute to sustainable stewardship of aquatic resources through habitat restoration and improved ecosystem…

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Conservation Questions for Candidates in the 2015 Newfoundland and Labrador Election

1. Despite currently low oil and commodity prices, royalties from oil and gas and mineral development will still mean profits for the province for years to come. These developments continue to have impacts on our environment. If elected, will you invest a portion of these profits into a Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Trust, such as exists in other provinces, in order to fund conservation, remediation and stewardship in the province? 2. The previous federal government weakened environmental legislation, such as habitat protection under the Fisheries Act, cut programs such as the Canadian Environmental Network that engaged and encouraged citizen involvement in environmental monitoring, and reduced environmental research and protection in this province. If your party forms the next provincial government what concrete steps will you take to work with federal and municipal levels and citizens to identify and fix shortfalls in environmental monitoring and protection? 3. Wetlands are crucial to…

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