Nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said on Monday, May 6, 2019, in the United Nations' first comprehensive report on biodiversity.
Canada may be known for its wide-open spaces and wildlife, but the federal and provincial governments need to dramatically increase their efforts if they're to save the country's endangered species, conservationists say.
Northern cod stocks off Newfoundland suffered a steep decline over the last year, with Fisheries official finding the species has a lower survival rate and will likely continue to decease in the coming year.
Several conservation groups say the federal government's failure to issue an emergency order reducing threats to endangered orcas off the B.C. coast ahead of fishing and whale-watching season could mean the species' extinction.