In this sense, it is an output-based measure of economic activity and is commonly referred to as the total value-added of an industry. GDP growth is an important economic indicator.
It measures progress or the rate of expansion of the economy's capacity to produce output goods and services. It is examined as a measure of the short term stability or instability of the economy. GDP growth is also reflective of the future consumption possibilities for a nation and is the main source of improvements to our standard of living over time. Economic growth occurs from accumulating human capital knowledge and skills , investing in physical capital factories, machinery and equipment and the implementation of new technologies in the production process.
With benefits to economic growth come costs. One cost to economic growth is that in order to increase the consumption possibilities for tomorrow, we have to forego some consumption today. The definition of illegal polar bear hunting in Canada is not very clear, mainly because of differences between laws and regulations of various units of management.
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Such unregulated hunting is legal by definition, no matter how many polar bears a hunter kills. Therefore, even the 71 polar bears killed around the settlement of Inukjuak in were killed legally.
Another problem with illegal hunting statistics is the fine line between illegal kills and DLP Defence of Life or Property kills. An approaching polar bear may be killed in defence of human safety or property, but no one is mandated to try to deter the bear before killing it. Furthermore, proving the bear had not threatened or jeopardised human safety or property before it was killed would be very difficult, if not impossible.
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Most of the polar bear hunting territories in Arctic Canada are very remote and difficult for law enforcement authorities to monitor. Hunters may therefore be tempted to not report illegal polar bear kills that occur far from any settlements, where no one will find traces of the carcass. Such unreported illegal kills most likely occur, but they are not tracked by any official statistics.
However, hunters who kill polar bears illegally may have problems trying to sell the skins or meat; without an attached fur tag a polar bear is considered illegal and cannot be exported.
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From — statistics for Nunavut and the NWT reported polar bear kills as illegal. Of the poached bears, were from Nunavut and 17 were from the NWT, as the figure above illustrates. Illegal polar bear hunting activity peaked in with 22 bears, three of which were poached in the NWT, and the remaining 19 bears were poached in Nunavut. The next highest number of reported illegal kills was 13, in both and , and all but one occurred in Nunavut.
Overall, from — poachers killed an annual average of 4.
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Protected areas in Canada Established in , the Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, provides Churchill polar bears with habitat protection that safeguards the majority of the maternity denning areas in the Western Hudson Bay subpopulation area. The Ontario Endangered Species Act, which became law in , also listed polar bears as a threatened species, entitling them to species and habitat protection starting 10 September Accordingly, polar bears may not be killed, harmed or harassed, nor may their habitat be damaged or destroyed.
Learn more about polar bears The information on this webpage is from Chapter 2. Printed copies of the summary are available at licence issuers and ServiceOntario Centres. Now, live releasing all or part of the catch is more common, as anglers across Ontario become more conservation-oriented. They realize that no body of water has a limitless supply of fish, and understand that they have a responsibility to protect and improve the fishery. Spring finds your Lake Stewardship Committee continuing to plan and execute fisheries enhancement projects around the lake.
Over the last year we have placed some artificial habitat along selected shorelines. Over the last 2 years, several trees that had fallen or were cut down by their owners were floated to secluded locations around the lake and anchored to rocks or trees on the shore. These trees slowly submerge to form great subsurface habitat.
We are still on the lookout for more trees to transport and fasten with cables or rope to uninhabited sections of shoreline around the lake.
watch Projects like this help to address loss of native fisheries and declining quality of warm water sport fisheries, such as walleye and restoring areas brought about by waterfront development.