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<div class="" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span class="" style="font-family:Arial;color:black">Dear Colleagues,</span></div><div class="" style="color: black; font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span class="" style="font-family:Arial;color:black"><br class="" style=""></span></div><div class="" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span class="" style="font-family:Arial;color:black">Please, find below the links for a new
letter on the delisting of humpback whales and the development of the </span><span class="" style="mso-spacerun:yes"></span>Enbridge Northern Gateway megapipeline project in British Columbia, Canada, recently published in
Science last July.</div>

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<![endif]--><span class="" style="mso-bidi-font-weight:bold">Basically, we
advocate that the decision to downlist humpback whales in British Columbia should account for threats
posed by oil pipelines and associated tankers.</span> The downlisting
from ‘Threatened’ status to a species of ‘Special Concern’ was significant because
the whales’ critical habitat, which overlaps proposed oil tanker routes, does
not have to be protected under the revised status.<span class="" style="font-family:
Arial;color:black"></span>

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<![endif]--><span class="" style="font-weight: bold;"><span class="" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial"><br style="" class=""></span></span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" class=""><span class="" style="font-weight: bold;"><span class="" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial">Delisted whales good news
for pipeline</span></span>

<div style="" class=""><span class="" style="font-family:Arial;mso-ansi-language:
ES-EC" lang="ES-EC"><br style="" class=""></span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" class=""><span class="" style="font-family:Arial;mso-ansi-language:
ES-EC" lang="ES-EC">Juan José Alava, Joshua N. Silberg </span></div>

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<span style="" class="">Science</span>.   07/2014; 345(6194):278-279. <br style="" class=""></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: HelveticaNeue,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,Arial,Lucida Grande,sans-serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" class="">DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6194.278-c <br style="" class=""></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: HelveticaNeue,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,Arial,Lucida Grande,sans-serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" class=""><br style="" class=""></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: HelveticaNeue,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,Arial,Lucida Grande,sans-serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" class="">The article can be downloaded from the following links:<br style="" class=""></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: HelveticaNeue,Helvetica
 Neue,Helvetica,Arial,Lucida Grande,sans-serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" class=""><a style="" class="" href="https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Juan_Jose_Alava/contributions?ev=prf_act">https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Juan_Jose_Alava/contributions?ev=prf_act</a><br style="" class=""></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: HelveticaNeue,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,Arial,Lucida Grande,sans-serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" class=""><a style="" class="" href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/264039644_Delisted_whales_good_news_for_pipeline?ev=prf_pub">https://www.researchgate.net/publication/264039644_Delisted_whales_good_news_for_pipeline?ev=prf_pub</a><br style="" class=""></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: HelveticaNeue,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,Arial,Lucida Grande,sans-serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"
 class=""><br style="" class=""></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: HelveticaNeue,Helvetica Neue,Helvetica,Arial,Lucida Grande,sans-serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;" class="">Alternatively, it can be found at <span style="" class="" id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT699_com_zimbra_url"> <a style="" class="" href="http://www.sciencemag.org.proxy.lib.sfu.ca/content/345/6194/278.3.full.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.sciencemag.org.proxy.lib.sfu.ca/content/345/6194/278.3.full.pdf</a></span>.</div><div style="" class=""> <br style="" class=""><br style="" class="">Cheers,<br style="" class="">Juan Jos<span class="" style="font-family:Arial;mso-ansi-language:
ES-EC" lang="ES-EC">é</span> Alava<br style="" class=""><br style="" class=""></div><font style="" class="" color="#99ccff" size="2"><font style="" class="" color="#3366ff">Juan Jose Alava, PhD <br style="" class="">Adjunct Professor <br style="" class="">School of Resource & Environmental Management <br style="" class="">Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser University <br style="" class="">Burnaby, BC, Canada <br style="" class="">https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Juan_Jose_Alava/contributions?ev=prf_act<br style="" class="">E-mail: jalavasa@sfu.ca<br style="" class=""><br style="" class="">Associate Faculty Member <br style="" class="">School of Environment and Sustainability, <br style="" class="">Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, <br style="" class="">Royal Roads University <br style="" class="">Victoria, BC, Canada http://www.royalroads.ca/people/juan-jose-alava</font> <br style="" class=""></font></div></body></html>