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We go to court to give voice to nature and stand up for species and ecosystems under threat.

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Canada is bordered by three oceans and is home to 20 per cent of the world’s remaining wilderness.

While most Canadians believe we have a responsibility to protect these natural assets, countless studies indicate that Canada’s wildlife and the wilderness they need to survive are in crisis. We go to court to ensure that industry and government uphold their responsibility to protect oceans, watersheds, forests, and other important habitats that wildlife depend on.

For over 25 years, we have been winning momentous victories for wilderness and wildlife. In the 1990s we helped stop logging projects in Alberta, Ontario, and British Columbia, and in 2002 we celebrated the introduction of the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA), for which we had been advocating for over a decade. And, since SARA’s introduction, we have repeatedly fought for – and won – the creation and enforcement of recovery strategies for endangered species.

In recent years we’ve gone to court to protect Canada’s national parks from commercial encroachment and to ensure that species threatened by proposed pipeline projects are protected. We challenge laws that give priority to short term financial gain and pit economic interest against ecosystems.

Together, we are giving a voice to nature, standing up for species that are under threat.

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