Here is a little update from Ecojustice letting us know what they are up to:
You’re one of more than 16,000 people who stood up in the last few months for Canada’s endangered species. Thank you! By sending a letter to Environment Minister Peter Kent, you let the federal government know that we won’t sit quietly while the country’s most threatened plants and animals teeter on the verge of disappearance.
The good news is that your action has had an impact. It’s been several months since the minister said he plans to change Canada’s national endangered species law, the Species at Risk Act, to make it more “efficient.” Fortunately there have been no changes yet, which could mean the federal government is going to save this important law from being gutted (unlike so many other environmental laws that have been dismantled recently).
Ecojustice’s lawyers and scientists are working hard to make sure the federal government upholds Canada’s national endangered species law, without weakening its requirements. While we hope no news about SARA is good news (for now), there are still lots of challenges when it comes to protecting endangered species.
In the coming weeks and months, we’ll keep you posted on what we’re doing to protect animals like killer whales and boreal caribou, and how you can stay involved in this important campaign.
But for now, we just wanted to say thanks and keep up the good work.
Manager, Legislative Affairs
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Today`s stone is Day 43 Brrrrrrrr it is still winter afterall, at least overnight, another beauty day