Target: Parks Canada CEO Alan Latourelle
Goal: Protect the home of 3,000 different species of marine life in the Southern Strait of Georgia.
The Southern Strait of Georgia is one of Canada’s most precious natural habitats, yet it remains at risk from animal poachers and environmental sabotage due to a lack of government protections. This region needs legal protections in order to safeguard its position as one of the world’s remaining natural wonders.
The pristine emerald waters of the Southern Strait lie between Vancouver Island and Victoria. It stretches out at 150 miles and is a beautiful and treasured ecosystem.
With a call for conservation dating back to around the 1960s, this popular area has always been a topic of discussion among environmental activists and scientists in the Canadian region. Jacques Cousteau, a renowned French environmentalist, scientist and pioneer of marine conservation noted the importance of the Southern Strait of Georgia. Now it is finally time to put those concerns into action and make the Southern Strait a bonafide national marine conservation area.
Endangered species call the strait home, as the southern resident killer whales dwell in this region. 3,000 different species of marine life also dwell in its waters and every day that the large aquatic area remains unprotected is another day that the animals in the area are at risk.
Sign this petition to call for the Southern Strait of Georgia to be protected as a national marine conservation area.
Dear Parks Canada CEO Alan Latourelle,
The Southern Strait of Georgia is an incredible resource of beauty for both the nation of Canada and the world, but its lack of legal protection in the face of environmental pollution and poaching leaves the 150 mile area vulnerable. Protections are needed in order to ensure that this natural beauty continues to shine from shore to shore for generations to come.
Jacques Cousteau, a renowned French environmentalist, scientist and pioneer of marine conservation, has already noted the importance of the Southern Strait of Georgia. In fact, a call for its protection and preservation has been out since the 1960s, leaving many to wonder why this beautiful and vast strait has been ignored for so long.
Many species, at least 3,000, dwell within the strait’s waters. The endangered southern resident killer whales live here. Their presence alone is enough to call for the area’s preservation. The lack of legal protection puts the animals here at risk. Please answer decades of concern and outcry and provide the Southern Strait of Georgia protection as a national marine conservation area.
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Photo credit: The SeaWiFS Project