resource management

How can tuna be saved?


The Pacific Bluefin Tuna (PBT) has been designated as a vulnerable level of endangerment since 2014. The biggest reason for the decreasing population of PBT is overfishing. PBT is a popular type of tuna in many countries; for example, Japan is the country that fishes PBT the most, accounting for more than a half of the total global catch. Excessive PBT fishing in the country has led in catching juvenile PBT that have not spawned yet due to shortage of adult PBT and easiness of catch. As a result, PBT population has decreased, especially the population of those that can reproduce.

Stakeholders vs. the State: Proposed Logging near the Tobeatic Wilderness Area

The CBC news article “Proposed clearcut near pending expansion of protected wilderness area sparks concern” discusses a proposed 20 hectare logging harvest adjacent to 150 hectares of wilderness area awaiting protected area designation by the Nova Scotia Department of Environment. The stakeholders involved include local residents and recreationalists; environmentalists and environmental organizations; aboriginals and the state.

When Cats Take Over

When Cats Take Over

Are You Boreal? What's Happening With Canada's Boreal Forest?

With climate change, industrialization and environmental resource extraction on the rise, it is obvious that our environment will suffer. The boreal forest is the target of these developments, and this calls into question the sustainability and long-term impacts of our reliance on the boreal forest in Canada. A healthy boreal forest is essential to the livelihoods of countless animals, ecosystems, people and our economy.

Gold is Money!

            No narrative of Canada's history is complete without mention of the Yukon Gold Rush in the 1890's. What used to be only remembered in historical saga poems and forgotten towns like Dawson's Creek is now big business during a gold revival. In the National Geographic article Yukon: Canada's Wild West, the emergence of a new gold rush is reawakening an age old desire and 100 years of environmental management and First Nation relation problems.

Forests and Food Security


Concerns over global hunger and food security often contrast the importance of feeding the world’s population with the detrimental environmental impacts of agriculture, including habitat loss of forests from land clearing for cropland. A report issued by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, and discussed in an article by Virginia Moncrieff, discusses how these two issues are not necessarily as combative as they might appear.