Canada needs Enforceable & Actionable Regulation within Marine Protected Areas
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.
Ian McAllister moves into new role as Conservation Advisor
Today, the Board of Directors of Pacific Wild Alliance announce the resignation of Ian McAllister as Executive Director, effective August
Celebrating Coastal Wolves on International Wolf Day
Today is #InternationalWolfDay and we wanted to take the opportunity to shine a light on the charismatic and unique coastal wolves of British Columbia.
An Overview of Bottom Trawling in Canada
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.
Update on our Legal Fight to #SaveBCWolves
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.
Press Release: Court to Review Lawfulness of BC Government’s Wolf Cull
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.
The Modern History of the Nechako River: From a Healthy Ecosystem to an Industrial Canal
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.
Open Letter: Wildlife Killing Contest
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.
Celebrating World Oceans Day from #StreamToSea
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.
Pacific Wild vs. the B.C. Government
Our wolf cull court dates are set for July
Letter of Support for Oak Bay Resolution
The current resolution brought forward by the Municipality of Oak Bay calling for a moratorium on the recreational hunting of wolves is one that we wholeheartedly support.
Police Act Reform Submission
Pacific Wild’s submission to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for review and consideration with a specific focus on the BC Conservation Officer Service’s role as a law enforcement service provider in British Columbia
National Observer: BC kills 237 wolves while court challenge of air hunt pending
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.
Press Release: B.C. Kills 237 Wolves While Matter Before the Courts
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.
Put Earth First Today!
Today is Earth Day, a global celebration with the involvement of nearly every country on the planet.
The Declining Economic Value of Pacific Herring
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.
The Fairy Creek Blockades: A Last Stand to Protect our Last Stands
“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.
Herring are Worth More in the Water than in Nets
Herring are most valuable to British Columbia as the foundation of the coastal ecosystem and herring contribute more to British Columbia’s economy by feeding other species than by being caught and processed.