Pacific Wild In The News

Ingmar's "worry" now a tragic reality

In The NewsNov 7, 2016

IN JUNE 2015, Focus ran a story on the risks to the coast posed by the Nathan E. Stewart , an articulated tug barge (ATB), potentially spilling millions of litres of hydrocarbon fuels from its two 300-foot barges. The article, entitled “Ingmar’s ... Read More

'Cruel' bear spear-hunting should be banned: wildlife advocates

In The NewsAug 17, 2016

Wildlife advocates are calling on the B.C. government to outlaw spear-hunting after graphic video of a hunter killing a bear led to a decision to ban the practice in Alberta. Only migratory game birds or bison are off-limits to spear hunters in B.C ... Read More

Image: Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild

Warm-water sharks, dolphins found in part of Pacific dubbed 'tropical B.C.'

In The NewsJun 13, 2016

A change both remarkable and concerning is taking place in the waters off the province’s coast – in an area some are calling “tropical B.C.” A group of scientists and divers are sharing incredible footage and photos that show warm-water sharks, ... Read More

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Trophy hunting of grizzly bears to continue in British Columbia

In The NewsJun 13, 2016

British Columbia is cracking down on the use of sheep and goats as pack animals for big game hunters in its latest set of hunting and trapping regulations. But the contentious trophy hunting of grizzly bears will continue unchanged. The provincial ... Read More

Image: Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild - A curious wolf examines photographer Ian McAllister in his dry suit on the B.C. central coast near Bella Bella. This photo has landed on National Geographic’s favourite 20 photos of 2015 list.

B.C. photographer’s shot of sea wolf named one of National Geographic’s favourites of 2015

In The NewsFeb 15, 2016

Ian McAllister — photographer, environmentalist and scuba diver — was busy documenting the seasonal herring spawn on B.C.’s central coast when he spotted a couple of wolves on the shoreline north of Bella Bella. Wearing a dry suit in the cold clear ... Read More

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Preserving the Great Bear Rainforest doesn’t really save the bears

In The NewsFeb 8, 2016

Good news deserves to be announced more than once, but the parties associated with the Great Bear Rainforest agreement unveiled last week must have set some sort of record. The deal that saved the Great Bear Rainforest has been announced about 15 ... Read More

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Ending Great Bear Rainforest grizzly hunt will cost First Nations and non-profits millions

In The NewsFeb 4, 2016

New information reveals ending the trophy hunt for grizzly bears in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest will cost millions of dollars, and in the meantime hunters will still be able to set their sights on the bruins. Premier Christy Clark ... Read More

Consultation on hunting changes botched: environmental group

In The NewsFeb 4, 2016

Public input on proposed changes to grizzly bear and wolf hunting regulations closed Jan. 31, but the Pacific Wild environmental group says the province botched its consultations. If approved, the changes would see a tripling of the number limited ... Read More

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Landmark deal protects huge swath of central B.C. coast from logging

In The NewsFeb 1, 2016

Industrial logging will be prohibited across 85 per cent of forested lands within B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest, according to a long-awaited landmark agreement announced Monday in Vancouver by the province, First Nations, environmentalists and forest ... Read More

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B.C. wolf cull critics take fight to court

In The NewsJan 20, 2016

Two environmental groups say they're taking their fight against British Columbia's controversial wolf cull to court. Pacific Wild and Valhalla Wilderness Society say they have filed an application for a judicial review that's intended to determine ... Read More

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