What is a Forest Worth?
On the two year anniversary of the Ada’itsx (Fairy Creek) blockade, Pacific Wild’s Nick Harrison reflects on the value of forests from a variety of perspectives.
The Girl and The Geese — A Story to Celebrate Indigenous People
An Ojibway girl tells a traditional tale with important life lessons that she first heard from Papa, and we reflect on the importance of Indigenous oral traditions.
World Nature Conservation Day
World Nature Conservation Day is a time to reflect on how we can best preserve a healthy environment, rich biodiversity and protect natural resources.
Interview with Ellie Lamb: Grizzly Bear Whisperer & Wildlife Guide
Ellie Lamb is a naturalist and hiking guide who has made it her life’s work to listen to what Grizzly bears have to teach us, and to promote their wellbeing.
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Weasel?
Pacific Wild’s newest team member shares a story from a humbling trip in the mountains and reflects on the ways that wild animals are negatively framed in settler society.
Raising The Call To Protect B.C.’s Coastal Waters This Oceans Week
June 3 to 12, 2022 marks Oceans Week in Canada with World Oceans Day marking its middle on June 8. This week is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the breathtaking marine environments found in this country and engage with various environmental organisations working to protect them. Here on the Pacific coast and in the Great Bear Rainforest (GBR) region we recognize the importance that the ocean plays in our everyday lives from a cultural, economic, recreational and biodiversity standpoint.
Canada’s Oceans Week Kicks Off Today — A Pacific Coast Perspective
For a vast majority of people in the world today, the ocean begins and ends at the surface. It is
Wild Auction — A Wild Success!
Earlier this month, 120 artists, individuals, and businesses took part in our third annual Pacific Wild fundraiser – Wild Auction.
Pacific Wild Alliance Launches Online Auction Funding Conservation Efforts in British Columbia
More than 100 items from artists and businesses around the world are up for grabs and showcased on an interactive StoryMap charting support for B.C. biodiversity and wildlife.
Photography & Conservation: An Interview with Daisy Gilardini
During childhood, Daisy Gilardini fell in love with the natural world. This passion has evolved into a lifelong commitment to spread the message of conservation and the need to preserve what’s left of the world’s remaining wild places. Today, she works as an accomplished conservation photographer specializing in the Polar Regions, with a particular emphasis on Antarctic wildlife and North American bears. She grew up in Switzerland but is now based out of Vancouver, Canada. A friend of Pacific Wild, she’s spent a great deal of time documenting wildlife in the Great Bear Rainforest region.
An Introduction to Marine Protected Areas
What are Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), why are they helpful and how much of Canada’s oceans are protected?
Photography & Conservation: An Interview with Ryan Tidman
A friend and collaborator of Pacific Wild, Ryan Tidman is a conservation photographer and filmmaker based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He grew up with a love of nature, mesmerized by wildlife documentaries like Planet Earth. Since completing studies in Environmental Visual Communications at the Royal Ontario Museum, he’s found himself on numerous adventures around the globe documenting iconic moments with wildlife. Learn more about Ryan below.
Fishers Struggle to Fill Already-Reduced Quota in Strait of Georgia Herring Fishery
Gillnet fishery remains open while fishermen go without catch for nearly two weeks — an historical first for the Strait of Georgia herring fishery. Conservationists and scientists believe government mismanagement and lack of mature fish to blame.
Press Release: Unsustainable Herring Roe Fishery Opens Amidst Calls for Moratorium
Conservationists and scientists urge DFO to close Pacific herring commercial fishery despite reduction in quota.
Pacific Wild’s Response to Commercial Herring SOK Fishery Closure
DFO just announced the closure of the commercial harvest of herring spawn on kelp (SOK) in the Central Coast. For the Heiltsuk people and many other coastal First Nations, SOK has been a cornerstone of their diet and ceremonies for thousands of years.
Howl2Horgan is our new wolf-focused public engagement campaign targeted at Premier John Horgan.
Environmental Coalition Launches New Campaign to End B.C. Wolf Cull
An amalgamation of not-for-profit organizations working to stop the British Columbia (B.C.) government’s wolf cull program launched Howl2Horgan, a new public engagement campaign targeted at Premier John Horgan.
Protecting Pacific Herring
On Monday February 7th, Pacific Wild’s Marine Campaigner Emmie Page held a talk on herring conservation. In her Protecting Pacific Herring: updates in conservation and management of B.C.’s foundational fish presentation, Emmie discussed the importance of herring as a keystone species of Pacific coast marine ecology.