Indigenous Guardians monitor and protect the lands and waters on their territory. They are the “eyes and ears” of a First Nation on the ground. Guardians monitor the activities of resources users, enforce federal, provincial, and Indigenous laws, gather data >
Our latest report on dealing with plastic pollution calls for the introduction of plastic recycling standards in Canada. This is the fourth report in the series of our work on plastics issues. Only 9% of total plastic is actually recycled, >
A report prepared for Skeena Fisheries Commission making the case for prohibiting the removal of fish from water during catch-and-release fishing.
A report providing recommendations for incorporating Indigenous laws and traditions into the Water Sustainability Act decision-making process.
A report prepared for Raincoast Conservation Foundation providing law reform recommendations to protect the threatened Coastal Douglas-fir Biogeoclimatic Zone on the Gulf Islands.
A report prepared for Surfrider Foundation Canada calling for the introduction of national plastic recycling standards in Canada. This is the fourth report in the series of the ELC’s work on plastics issues.
A report prepared by the BC First Nations Energy and Mining Council and the UVic Environmental Law Centre that calls upon provincial and federal governments to collaborate with Nations and Guardians to establish a Guardian Network Initiative across the province >
Opinion article as submitted to Vancouver Province and Times Colonist When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. John Muir Nature is wondrously complex. Who would have thought that >
Report prepared for the World Wildlife Fund Canada providing law reform recommendations for protecting forage fish populations and Southern Resident orcas.
Many Canadians are concerned about plastics pollution, and governments at all levels are seeking ways to take meaningful action. Continuing our work on finding solutions to plastics pollution problems, the ELC recently helped clients Kids for a Plastic Free Canada >