Conservationists unite in Piping Plover lawsuit
A coalition of leading conservation groups in Canada have filed a lawsuit against the Canadian Environment Minister for her ministry’s refusal to identify critical habitat in the recovery strategy of Piping Plover.
Nature Canada (BirdLife in Canada), together with other national conservation organisations, state that the federal government is failing to adequately implement the Species at Risk Act by not identifying critical habitat in recovery planning documents for Piping Plover.
In recent years crucial habitat for plover is thought to have faced increased pressures as a result of drought, inappropriate water and beach management and from gas and oil industry dredging.
More on the piping plover, including hearing its sound: here.