The City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue has followed the lead of boroughs like Saint-Laurent and Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, which have already undertaken the so-called Mayors’ Monarch Pledge in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.
There are only about 77 southern resident killer whales in the Salish Sea, the series of waterways off the southern coast of B.C. and northern coast of Washington state that includes the straits of Georgia, Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound.
Part of the initiative includes getting people involved in setting up small shelters, or bat houses, for the furry flyers.
Canadian scientists are racing to test a remedу that theу hope will save bats from a deadlу fungus that has alreadу killed millions of the winged mammals across the continent.
"We are feeling a real sense of urgencу because that fungus is within a couple hundred kilometres
The question had plagued ice age researchers for a long time, saуs Yukon government paleontologist Grant Zazula— when did bison arrive in North America?
The answer was found, in large part, thanks to a single fossil found a decade ago, buried in a riverbank near Old Crow, Yukon.
“There’s only about 20 fossils that have ever been found of this cat in Alaska or Yukon, and that’s in over 100 years of fossil collecting,” said Yukon government paleontologist Grant Zazula.
Twelve right whales have been found dead in Canadian waters, and another three have washed up on the east coast of the United States.
Examinations show most of the whales died after being hit by ships or getting tangled in fishing gear and 12 of those deaths occurred in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence.
“I was really excited,” she said. “Plants that grow in extreme environments very seldom do it by themselves.”
This summer, at least 15 right whales died in Canadian and U.S. waters and scientists at the conference stressed that human activity is the primary cause of death for all right whales.