Thursday, February 22, 2007
Eco-Terrorists Strike Canada
Authorities are calling the recent dumping of white perch into a channel between to BC lakes Eco-terror.
Officials suspect last week’s illegal dumping of yellow perch into the channel between White Lake and Little White Lake was a deliberate act of environmental sabotage. Wildlife officials are calling the culprit their most-wanted man in the province. The situation has such serious repercussions for local ecosystems that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, BC Conservation Service and the BC Wildlife Federation officials have taken the unprecedented step of offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of people responsible.
Ironically, the culprits might have been participants in a perch derby held another area lake. The perch derby was held as a way to educate locals about the dangers of invasive species.