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Press Release: Province Cancels Night Surveillance Flights for Second Year in a Row, Putting Manitobans and Wildlife at Risk
December 1, 2014
December 1, 2014
Province Cancels Night Surveillance Flights to Curtail Spotlighting for Second Year in a Row Putting Manitobans and Wildlife at Risk
WINNIPEG, MB: The Manitoba Wildlife Federation (MWF) recently learned the Province of Manitoba has decided to cancel night surveillance flights for poachers – a decision that threatens people as well as Manitoba’s imperiled big game populations. This is the second year in a row for night surveillance cancellation.
Night surveillance involves enforcement officers flying at night in search of hunter spotlighting activity. Brian Strauman, MWF President, says these flights must be continued. “Conservation Officers tell us night flights are effective in locating spotlighters and, if they had their choice, the flights would be conducted.” He added, “Spotlighting by non-Aboriginal people is illegal, and given there is an outright ban on taking Moose in many areas, it is essential that there is an effective effort to curtail this activity.” Read More…
Manitoba Government Introduces New Legislation that would Clarify, Strengthen Role of Conservation Officers
November 28, 2014
MANITOBA GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION THAT WOULD CLARIFY, STRENGTHEN ROLE OF CONSERVATION OFFICERS
Change in Title, Enforcement, Training, Oversight to be Formalized: Minister Mackintosh
The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that would formally recognize conservation officers as law enforcement officers with the powers of peace officers, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.
“Conservation officers have an important role and carry the responsibility of protecting people and the environment,” Minister Mackintosh said. “As the third-largest armed law enforcement agency in the province, they deserve unique recognition without any ambiguity in law.” Read More…
Wild at Heart Banquet: Supporting an amazing cause!
October 10, 2014
Want to do your part for the big game crisis in Manitoba? Feel like giving back to the community, and bringing joy and a mentored hunting experience to a youth? Come join us in celebrating our 3rd Annual Wild at Heart fundraising banquet! All proceeds will go back to Manitoba Wildlife Federation as we get ready to start the new year off right and make our best efforts in preserving our Wildlife. Read More…
NEW FIREARMS MEASURES FOR LAW-ABIDING OWNERS
October 07, 2014 11:32 ET
Harper Government Announces Common Sense Firearms Measures for Law-Abiding Firearms Owners
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Oct. 7, 2014) - Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, introduced the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act. This bill meets the Government’s objective to cut red tape for law-abiding firearms owners and provide safe and simple firearms policies.
Province Proposes Changes to Trapping in Parks
September 19, 2014
In December 2012, two dogs were killed in traps in two Parks, one incident near Grand Beach received significant media coverage. In response, the Province created a new draft policy to restrict trapping in Parks (view the proposed policy here). While the Federation fully understands the need to reduce risk of further incidents with pets, we had some concerns with the policy and process.