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Endangered whales return to Canadian waters

A pair of North Atlantic right whales was spotted by surveillance aircraft in the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence on May 3, 2020. (Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada). Read the article »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Who benefits from COVID-19? Nature and wildlife

One already noticed benefit to this otherwise deadly disease is that of cleaner air because around the world there have been fewer vehicles on the road. As an example, people in India who live up to 160 km from the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Call to WHO to ban wild animal markets to save lives

Saying  that these wild animal markets in Asia and Africa have been the source of deadly pandemics, some  200 organisations have joined in an open letter to call for an end to the sale of wild animals in markets for »

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COVID-19: Calls to close wildlife markets as harbours for spreading infections

Researchers are calling for countries around the world to close wildlife markets, also known as ‘wet’ markets. These markets usually sell a wide variety of typically domesticated animals like pigs and chickens, with any number of wild animals including bats, »

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Inuit government calls to respect ban on caribou harvest in Atlantic Canada

The Nunatsiavut Government of the Inuit region of Atlantic Canada is renewing their call for their land claims beneficiaries to respect the George River caribou hunting ban as the herd begins migration into the region’s traditional hunting grounds. “This ban »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

An international crackdown on wildlife crime and smuggling

Interpol once again launched a vast and widespread operation involving 109 countries to crack down on poaching, smuggling and wildlife crime. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement officers took part in this third edition of a global operation by customs »

Environment & Animal Life, International

‘Lynx without borders’ project aims to protect wildlife

Six conservation organizations and 40 partners from both Canada and the U.S. are meeting to try to maintain corridors between protected land in the province of Quebec. The conservation of the corridors is seen as essential for the movement of »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

U.S use of toilet paper wiping out Canada’s forests

It seems “cleanliness” comes at a substantial hidden cost. Concerns are being raised once again in the latest report on consumption of  toilet paper and other tissue and the harm done to forests. The relatively inexpensive product we all use is »

L-R: Marc, Levon, Terry, Marie-Claude

The Link

The LINK Online, Feb. 15,16,17

Your hosts: Levon, Terry, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom) Legendary British rock star Sting performs in solidarity with General Motors workers in Oshawa This week, Gordon Sumner aka “Sting” took the cast of his hit musical to the »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Otter causing havoc in Vancouver

It otter go somewhere else A river otter in Vancouver has managed to get into the tranquil Sun Yet-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in the city, and has made headlines across the country. The problem is the otter is eating the »