2008 Press Releases (pdf Format):
Point Pelee National Park Visitors Decline After Cormorant Cull
Point Pelee National Park experienced a steep drop in visitors after Parks Canada announced they would dismantle the colonial waterbird colony at Middle Island by shooting thousands of nesting Double-crested Cormorants. The shooting of cormorants, scheduled for the next five years, began this spring.
Leslie Street Spit Cormorants at the Mercy of Decision this Friday
Friday, May 23, 2008, Toronto - staff of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) will be presenting to their Executive Authority a proposal to kill nesting Double-crested Cormorants through egg destruction at Tommy Thompson Park, also known as the Leslie Street Spit. If the Authority approves the project, egg destruction will begin immediately.
Welcome To Point Pelee Naional Park But Please Don't Come Back
On Sunday May 18, 2008 The Peaceful Parks will hold the first of a series of "Action Days" to encourage visitors to Point Pelee National Park to boycott the park.
The Harper government and Parks Canada have decided to shoot thousands of nesting Double-crested Cormorants at Middle Island, Point Pelee National Park. They plan to reduce the vibrant and historical colonial waterbird colony by 90%, destabilizing the ecological integrity of both the island and the Lake Erie aquatic ecosystem. Thousands of birds will be shot.
Action to Save the Double-crested Cormorants at the Spit
International Migratory Bird Day – Saturday, May 10 – at the Leslie Street Spit. Toronto: During birding events celebrating International Migratory Bird Day at Tommy Thompson Park/Leslie Street Spit, located at the bottom of Leslie Street, the Peaceful Parks Coalition will be informing participants from 9:30 am that not all migratory birds are welcomed here.
Boycott Point Pelee National Park - Protect Birds
Wednesday March 12, 2008: The Peaceful Parks Coalition will begin canvassing residents of Leamington, Ontario to discuss the decision by Point Pelee National Park to shoot thousands of nesting Double-crested Cormorants at Middle Island, and explain the decision by The Peaceful Parks Coalition to issue a boycott of the park.