Passage of Bill C-68 ushers in wave of new protections for fish, and for the rivers, lakes and oceans they call home

Environmental and conservation groups respond to modernized Fisheries Act  — After almost four years of consultation and parliamentary process, environmental protections for fish and their habitat have finally been restored as a requirement under … [Read more...]

Canada is once again a world leader in fisheries management and protection

Conservation Council applauds new Canadian Fisheries Act, amendments to expand definitions for fish habitats, encourage reconciliation Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. November 2016. The Conservation Council … [Read more...]

Join the Conservation Council for the 2019 Musquash Paddle!

The Conservation Council's Fundy Baykeeper invites you to participate in a 10-km canoe or kayak paddle down the beautiful Musquash Estuary on Saturday, July 13th. This fun event allows you to meander down the river and see the vast salt marshes, … [Read more...]

You can’t go fishing in a dress

On Father's Day, our Communications Director Jon MacNeill recalls the first fishing trip with his daughter, Lainey. “You can’t go fishing in a dress,” I say as my seven-year-old daughter emerges from her bedroom in a frilly blue and white frock, … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Not again: fracking back on the table in NB, Higgs playing with stickers, CAPP’s kooky ideas, and, thankfully, some stories guaranteed to lift your spirit

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you a mixed bag: see our reaction to news last week that Premier Higgs’ government quietly moved to allow shale gas fracking in the Sussex area, and we question the Premier’s scheme to spend citizens’ money on … [Read more...]

Dead North Atlantic right whale spotted in Gulf of St. Lawrence

A necropsy for the nine-year-old male will be completed in the following days The necropsy for Wolverine (not pictured) is planned for tomorrow (Friday, June 7). A dead North Atlantic right whale has been spotted floating in the Gulf of St. … [Read more...]

Forget playing with stickers. We need a grown-up discussion about climate change

The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with respect to Premier Blaine Higgs’ scheme to use citizens’ money for gas pump stickers containing misleading information about federal carbon tax. … [Read more...]

Say no to shale gas in N.B. — send your letter today!

We need to speak up for the health and safety of New Brunswickers. Premier Blaine Higgs says his minority Progressive Conservative government will end the province-wide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and allow the controversial and risky process … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Send your letter for climate action, floods in the changing climate, supporting strong environmental assessments, and oh so many upcoming events

In this edition of EcoNews, we invite you to use our helpful letter-writing tool to call on Premier Blaine Higgs to get serious about climate solutions; we share some thoughts from our Freshwater Campaigner about flooding in our changing climate; we … [Read more...]

Spillways and elevated highways won’t cut it in the face of the changing climate — we need a better approach to protect our citizens and our water

As New Brunswickers along the Wolastoq (St. John) River face the reality of a second “flood of the century” in two years, it is clear that a new approach to flood management is urgently needed. While some flooding during the spring freshet is … [Read more...]

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