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The decline of barn swallows

Jul 21. 11

The barn swallow is one of the world's most widely and common bird species. But for decades now, Canada is losing barn swallows. A neotropoical migrant, over-wintering in Central America and Mexio, barn swallows in British Columbia migrate via Washington state and the Pacific Flyway. In the last 20 years, the population of barn swallows has fallen by 70 percent due to multiple reasons including the loss of nesting sites, foraging habitat, and limited food supply. 

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Biologically diverse BC to benefit from pledge for endangered-species law

Jul 25. 17

As Canada’s “most biologically rich province,” B.C. stands to benefit hugely from a long-awaited provincial government commitment to create a species-at-risk law, a senior official with the David Suzuki Foundation said Tuesday.

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BC Premier John Horgan delivers mandate duties to cabinet ministers

Jul 24. 17

Environment Minister George Heyman’s mandate letter stated that he has been tasked with enacting an endangered species law and working to defend British Columbia’s interests in the face of the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

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Govt Documents Reveal Huge Support For South Okanagan National Park

Sep 08. 16

BC government documents obtained by the Wilderness Committee reveal huge public support for a South Okanagan National Park

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Environmental groups head to court over pollinator-killing pesticides

Jul 06. 16

TORONTO — Environmental groups are headed to court in a bid to protect pollinators from a harmful class of pesticides. Neonicotinoid pesticides have been linked to mass bee die-offs and declining pollinator populations.

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