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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Canadian wildlife need large connected parks or they will disappear: Report



 Source of image of Woodland Caribou:
http://www.cpawsmb.org/sites/default/
files/images/woodland-caribou.jpg






Source of Orca photo: 

http://www.orcahome.de/orca2009/images/img2009_001.jpg



Source of photo of American Marten:

http://canadianbiodiversity.mcgill.ca/english/species/
mammals/mammalpages/mar_ame.htm



Source of image of Northern Gannett:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Northern_Gannet_2006_2.jpg
According  to a a new report prepared by the Canadian Parks and
Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Canadian wildlife needs larger
connected parks or this wildlife will begin to become extinct! "
There are 500 species in Canada at risk of extinction and
more at-risk species are identified
every year." Some of these species include: Canadian Woodland
Caribou,the Grizzly Bear, and the Orca, the American Marten,and
the Northern Gannet.

(source:http://cpaws.org/news/archive/2010/07/parksreport.php )


“This report underscores that one of the best ways to protect
biodiversity and wildlife is to strengthen our parks system,” says Éric Hébert-Daly, Executive Director of CPAWS.

To download this report, which is entitled, " How is Wildlife
Faring in Canada’s Parks"
please click on the following link:
(you need a program which can read PDF files on your computer
such as Nitro PDF or Adobe Acrobat):

http://cpaws.org/files/report_parksday2010.pdf

It would be  absolutely disgusting if  these species disappear
when a solution exists to their dilemma! It would be so selfish and
narcissistic of Humans if we allow this to happen!
This new report to me suggests most of all that there are too many humans
living in on Canadian land,and that  we have taken over too much of the land in Canada for our
own use.. It is time for the Governments of this country to
realize this fact, and educate people that this situation exists. Before you
decide to have children, think of alternatives, such as adoption!

However, look at what our Federal Government and Corporate Canada propose:

" On January 10th, 2008 the Government of Canada accepted the ”RBC (Royal Bank of
Canada)   Submission  To The Competition Policy Review Panel” where Royal
 Bank of Canada asked for Canada’s Minister of Immigration to increase
 immigration intake levels to 400,000 immigrants annually: “immigration
 targets should be raised to between 300,000 and 400,000 immigrants
 per year to help meet future labour shortages
(source:http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cprp-gepmc.nsf/vwapj/Royal_Bank_Canada.pdf/$FILE/Royal_Bank_Canada.pdf)

According to the Canadian Wildlife Federation:
at
http://cwf-fcf.org/en/what-we-do/issues/

"The decline of species, such as beluga whales, black-footed ferrets and spotted owls
shows that the health of whole ecosystems is in trouble. When one species is lost,
the impacts don’t stop with that one species. Species all down the food chain are affected,
 causing a real life domino affect.The decline of species, such as beluga whales, black-footed
ferrets and spotted owls shows that the health of whole ecosystems is in trouble. When one
species is lost, the impacts don’t stop with that one species. Species all down the food
chain are affected, causing a real life domino affect."


"More than 300 species of plants and animals are protected under the Species at 
Risk Act in Canada."
 "Loss of habitat and habitat fragmentation is most often cited as the number
one reason.
Clearing forests and replacing natural vegetation with crops, draining wetlands,
using chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and intensive logging are just some activities
 that significantly contribute to habitat loss.
Other factors that contribute to species declines include environmental
 contamination, invasive species, disease outbreaks, over harvesting,
poaching and climate change."


Who is responsible for this loss of habitat of Canadian wildlife and  who is the cause
of this habitat fragmentation? Canadian human beings are!

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