The Great Bear Rainforest is a unique environment fed by the sea, by the salmon that spawn in thousands of streams and rivers, and by the rains that the ocean brings to its forests and wetlands.
Hidden from the outside world, Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest is home to an immense array of wildlife, including the fabled all-white spirit bear—the rarest bear on earth—and the indigenous First Nations, who have provided stewardship of the forest for millennia.
Many Pacific Wild followers and supporters learned about us, and about the Great Bear Rainforest, through Great Bear LIVE. Great Bear LIVE began in 2007, when we began experimenting with live-streaming video from hidden cameras in wolf and bear habitat. In those early years, we could not get the bandwidth to stream to the world […]
On June 20th, twenty-two fish farms on the B.C. coast are up for tenure renewal, despite a growing resistance from First Nations, B.C. and international citizens. There are over 100 open-net cage salmon farms along on the B.C. coast, 98% owned by Norwegian companies, representing highly concentrated sources of waste, disease, and parasites that threaten […]
Pacific Wild receives new autonomous hydrophones and recorders for the Great Bear Sea Hydrophone Network
Pacific Wild and GBEAR are extremely grateful and excited to receive a set of autonomous hydrophones (underwater microphones) and recorders
Post-Shoot Reflections By Deirdre Leowinata On May 17th, 2016, I was sitting in the sunny green backyard of my lower floor apartment near Toronto’s High Park, staring at my phone while anxiously awaiting a call from Pacific Wild. The words I will never forget: “So we’re kind of working on this IMAX movie.” Eight days […]
Until Nov. 2, the public could provide input into two Fish and Wildlife Branch policy documents outlining the proposed regulation changes required to implement the ban. However, the province has framed the public consultation process in terms of how to manage the meat hunt, not if there should even be a meat hunt. One of Pacific Wild’s […]
The salt is in my blood, it courses through my veins; it is in my DNA, it is embedded in my brain. I travel the same waterways and walk through the same ancient forests as my people have done for over 14,000 years. Operating in the home of the Heiltsuk people, Pacific Wild has shown […]
The final week in September is “Sea Otter Awareness Week” – an annual recognition of the vital role that sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem. When people think about sea otters the first thing that often comes to mind is their endearing cuteness, but they are much more important than that. Sea otters are considered […]
Rockfish in the coastal waters of British Columbia are characterized by their amazing variety of shapes, sizes and colours. From black to green and even crimson and vibrant orange, rockfish camo resembles the seafloor and rock faces where they live, usually settling in one place for most of their lives. With over 100 species of […]
Today, February 18th 2017, is World Whale Day. We invite you to join us in raising awareness and inspiring action to protect humpback whales and their ocean habitat. A Quiet Ocean | Great Bear Wild | Ian McAllister I slip into the ocean. My dry suit and body vibrate with the otherworldly sound of humpback […]
Protect habitat, don’t kill wolves: government scientists admit wolf cull is inhumane, yet propose expansion
Two science advisors for the B.C. government have recommended that Premier Christy Clark’s administration expand its program to kill wolves, mountain lions, moose and deer in an experimental attempt to conserve and recover threatened southern mountain caribou. Written in October 2016 by two members of the Provincial Mountain Caribou Recovery Science Team, “Next Steps for […]
Why were two young cougars killed in Ocean Falls this winter? The recent killing (November 25th) of two young cougars by a Conservation Officer in Ocean Falls, B.C., has highlighted the complicated relationship between wild carnivores and humans. This particular wild carnivore, the cougar, Puma concolor, is extremely rare to encounter despite its relatively widespread […]
Local and international groups rally in support January 20, 2016 [Victoria, B.C.] – Pacific Wild and Valhalla Wilderness Society are challenging the legality