After two full days in court, our case has made headway. The judge is engaged, and he is giving enough time to hear the case which is rare in animal law cases. While court time was originally set for only two days, the judge has deemed that at least three more days in court are required.
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Pacific Wild Alliance, a BC-based conservation organization, filed court documents in 2020, asking the BC Supreme Court to review the lawfulness of the province’s wolf cull program. The court is set to hear the matter beginning today, on July 7th, 2021.
This World Oceans Week, we’re supporting the Nechako First Nations and their plans for Nechako River Watershed restoration efforts. This case exemplifies the importance of watershed health and its relationship to marine health.
In the leadup to #WorldOceansDay on June 8th, we are celebrating Canada’s watersheds. More than 28 million Canadians live inland with only 13% of people living within 20 km of the ocean. However, no matter where you are, in Canada or the world, you still reside in a watershed.
The B.C. government killed 237 wolves as part of its wolf cull program over the winter despite a court challenge on the legality of the aerial practice.
Pacific Wild has learned that the B.C. government killed 237 wolves during the winter of 2021 as part of the province’s continued war on wolves – despite the matter of the lawfulness of the cull being before the courts.
Herring fishers are making a fraction of what they made decades ago, for the same quantity of fish. Not only has the price of herring declined, but herring populations throughout B.C. have displayed a long term decline in size-at-age, making them less desirable to fishers.
“All Eyes on Fairy Creek” and “The Last Stand” are statements currently being echoed by various organizations, media, members of government, and concerned citizens of British Columbia and beyond.
Pacific herring play a critical role in the coastal ecosystem. They transfer energy from phyto and zooplanktons to larger marine
Only 12% of caught Pacific herring is processed for human consumption with the mjority of it being exported to Japan. The remaining 88% of herring is reduced to fishmeal and fish oil which predominantly goes to feed farmed salmon in Canada and around the world.
An open letter to Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, from Dr John and Mary Theberge, Canada’s senior wolf research biologists.