Conservation Hot topics: Click here for a list of ongoing conservation issues.
Nature Vancouver is continuing to play an active role in conservation. In place of the regular monthly evening meetings which the Conservation Section has organized for many years the Society's conservation efforts will in future be more focussed on specific issues and initiatives which either the relevant sections (Birding, Botany or Marine Biology) or individuals will be responsible for organizing. A number of such initiatives are already taking place. Sections and individuals seeking advice on how best to approach issues they wish to get involved in are invited to contact Jeremy McCall, Conservation Coordinator, who will generally be able to put them in touch with one or more of those in the Society who have had extensive experience in dealing with conservation issues.
We also plan to step up the dissemination of information related to conservation issues using the existing Conservation e-mail list. There are presently about 40 people on this list consisting mainly of individuals who have been members of Nature Vancouver's Conservation Section over the past few years. Jeremy McCall coordinates the Conservation e-mail list and if you wish to be added to (or removed from) this list please contact him.
Members who have current or prospective conservation issues or initiatives which they think might be of interest to other members are urged to e-mail the information to Jeremy McCall.
Conservation Fund Report: The most recent update on Nature Vancouver's Conservation Fund.
Every winter, one of our Evening Programs takes the form of the annual Conservation Night; this takes place at the Unitarian Centre, generally on the fourth Thursday in February. See General Evening Programs for details.
Plan to visit Brunswick Point to see the migrating Western Sandpipers after 12 noon on Earth Day, Saturday April 22. The tide will be rising until high tide at about 3 PM which should bring the shorebirds closer during the early afternoon and put them in the air.
Fall 2016 Conservation Matters column by Susan Jones on whether the George Massey Tunnel Replacement project should be reviewed by the CEAA.
Port Metro Vancouver is still pushing ahead with the Deltaport Terminal 2 Project. See BC Nature's letter opposing this project. For more information, also see the Against Port Expansion (APE) website.
For a Stop Deltaport Expansion letter writing kit, click here.