Environmental groups call on federal government to protect endangered spotted owl in B.C.

By Tiffany Crawford
Vancouver Sun
October 26, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

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Ecojustice and the Wilderness Committee are are calling on the federal government to protect endangered spotted owls and their habitat in B.C. Ecojustice said that the government has a legal responsibility to protect the species, which is in critical danger of becoming extinct because of commercial logging. In a petition to the federal government, the groups are asking for an emergency order that would protect endangered spotted owls and their habitat. “Spotted owls are in critical danger of becoming extinct in Canada, in large part, because the B.C. government has continued to approve commercial logging in areas that should have been set aside for the species’ recovery,” said Ecojustice. …The B.C. Ministry of Land Water, and Resource Stewardship says it is aware of the petition and are doing everything they can to to help spotted owls recover in B.C., including running the world’s only captive breeding and release program.

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