Monitoring bottom trawl catch and bycatch of both commercial and non-commercial species is essential for detecting shifts in marine community structures.
The heat dome in June, followed by the August heat wave, may have caused serious repercussions for our already struggling Pacific salmon populations. Salmon are already at risk due to a combination of factors, including increasing wildfires, habitat loss, logging and other climate disasters. The recent heat is only exacerbating their vulnerability.
As Canada continues to work towards protecting 30 percent of oceans by 2030 via marine protected areas (MPAs), increased protection measures must be met with increased fisheries management in these zones.
Today, the Board of Directors of Pacific Wild Alliance announce the resignation of Ian McAllister as Executive Director, effective August
Today is #InternationalWolfDay and we wanted to take the opportunity to shine a light on the charismatic and unique coastal wolves of British Columbia.
Large bottom trawl nets are currently being dragged along Canada’s seafloor, wiping out vulnerable fish stocks, coral reefs and other invaluable ecosystems. Non-target and endangered species are falling victim to these nets and are tossed overboard as bycatch. Furthermore, bottom trawling is responsible for releasing more than one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year by disrupting carbon stored in the seafloor.
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.
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.
Pacific Wild in collaboration with 80 other groups are British Columbia have signed on to the United We Stand For Old-Growth Forests. Today, and every day, we, the undersigned, stand together in an unpreedented show of unity againsit the destruction of old grwoth forests. Standing strong for future generation.
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.