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National Geographic Magazine Shines Spotlight on British Columbia’s Threatened Sea Wolves

Media ReleasesSep 15, 2015

Wolves that prey on seals and sea lions, fish for salmon, and swim from island to island throughout Canada’s Pacific coast are making their international debut in this month's issue of National Geographic Magazine. "These wolves are genetically ... Read More

Dramatic footage from Great Bear Rainforest shows the killer whales, humpbacks threatened by LNG proposal

Media ReleasesAug 12, 2015

Pacific Wild releases first footage, acoustics from project tracking whales throughout central coast Media contact: Michaela Montaner, 604.649.8613, michaela [at] pacificwild [dot] org August 12, 2015 (Denny Island) – A long-term project monitoring ... Read More

Advisory: Gold mine shut down in the Great Bear Rainforest

Media ReleasesJul 27, 2015

(UPDATED: July 29, 2015 at 9:30am) FOOTAGE: View on Vimeo (download link available below video) PHOTOS: See "Attachments" below for photo downloads Earlier this month, the B.C. Ministry of Environment issued a shutdown order, having determined the ... Read More

New research shows habitat loss driving south peace caribou towards extinction

Media ReleasesMay 11, 2015

Eight environmental groups, Valhalla Wilderness Society, Pacific Wild, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Wilderness Committee, Wildlife Defence League, The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals, Wolf Awareness Inc., and Bears Matter ... Read More

Departure of Empty Gillnet Boats from Central Coast Validates Heiltsuk Concerns over Lack of Herring

Media ReleasesApr 2, 2015

On Wednesday evening, Heiltsuk vessels escorted commercial herring boats as they made their way out of the Central Coast. After 10 days of intense negotiations and demonstrations following a herring seine fishery that violated the Heiltsuk’s ban, ... Read More

Tough Talks Between DFO and Heiltsuk Leaders Yield Progress, But No Resolution on Area 7 Herring Fishery

Media ReleasesMar 31, 2015

DFO Regional Director General Sue Farlinger arrived at the central coast DFO office near Bella Bella late Monday afternoon to meet with Heiltsuk leadership: Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett, Hemas Harvey Humchitt, Hemas Gary Housty, elected leader Reg ... Read More

Heiltsuk Nation Blockades DFO Office on BC Central Coast

Media ReleasesMar 30, 2015

For Immediate Release A group of some 50 Heiltsuk band members, including Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett, has placed DFO’s central coast office near Bella Bella on lockdown since 5:30 Sunday evening in defiance of a planned herring gillnet fishery ... Read More

Heiltsuk Nation will use "Any Means Necessary" to Stop Herring Gillnet Fishery

Media ReleasesMar 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Heiltsuk Nation and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) failed to reach an agreement concerning the controversial herring gillnet fishery during talks on Wednesday afternoon. “Industry took 680 tons out of Area 7 with a ... Read More

DFO Opens Herring Seine Fishery in Violation of Heiltsuk Constitutional Rights

Media ReleasesMar 23, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE At 16:48 on Sunday March 22, DFO opened the herring sac roe seine fishery in Spiller Channel. “This action shows blatant disrespect of aboriginal rights by DFO and industry,” said Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett. “DFO provided ... Read More

Heiltsuk Nation Prepares to Protect Herring Stocks, Closes Commercial Sac Roe Fishery

Media ReleasesMar 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Heiltsuk Nation has given notice to Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea and commercial fishers that it will not allow a commercial sac roe fishery this year. The Nation has undertaken a review of the best available science ... Read More

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