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UNFILTERED: The Great Bear Rainforest Agreement

BlogFeb 3, 2016Ian McAllister

I have been asked for my opinion of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement (GBRA) several times over the last 48 hours. As I’m sure many people reflecting on this agreement in public and private can relate, synthesizing your thoughts for a media sound ... Read More

HERRING: Historic win for Pacific herring as First Nations co-management agreement is reached

BlogJan 27, 2016Ian McAllister

After decades of mismanagement and overharvesting, Pacific herring - the foundation of the coast –are finally being given a reprieve from industrial fishing. On January 18, the Heiltsuk Nation and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) formally announced ... Read More

HERRING: Heiltsuk, DFO make historical agreement

BlogJan 18, 2016Pacific Wild

“ The development of this plan has set the stage for future co-management of resources with the federal government. On behalf of the Heiltsuk Tribal Council, I applaud DFO staff for successfully establishing the foundation for a nation-to-nation ... Read More

NEWS ROUND-UP: Week of January 11, 2016

BlogJan 14, 2016Pacific Wild

Amidst the unexpected and looming challenges posed by climate change and massive energy proposals, political and legal developments over the last couple days have been exceptionally encouraging...Read More

ACTION ALERT: The deadline for feedback has been extended - spread the word!

BlogJan 9, 2016Pacific Wild

UPDATE: The opportunity to formally comment on these proposals is now closed, but you can still make your voice heard . Please take a moment to: contact your elected officials regarding the bear and wolf proposals ; and open an account on the AHTE ... Read More

Season's greetings from Pacific Wild

BlogDec 22, 2015Pacific Wild

What a year! This year hundreds of thousands of people joined our fight to protect the Great Bear Rainforest and parts beyond by taking an action, donating, volunteering, liking, sharing, and more. In an email Ian sent to our supporters this morning ... Read More

ACTION ALERT: Wolves and bears are in Premier Clark’s crosshairs… again

BlogDec 14, 2015Pacific Wild

While everyone is busy gearing up for the holiday season, the B.C. government is at it again, ramping up the "#‎waronwildlife" and hoping we won't notice. If you already know the scoop, click here to take action . For helpful context, read on. ... Read More

UPDATED: Comment on the government's proposals to dramatically escalate the wolf trophy hunt

BlogDec 13, 2015Pacific Wild

UPDATE: The opportunity to formally comment on these proposals is now closed, but you can still make your voice heard . Please take a moment to: contact your elected officials regarding the bear and wolf proposals ; and open an account on the AHTE ... Read More

UPDATED: Comment on the government's proposal to triple the grizzly trophy hunt in the Peace Region

BlogDec 13, 2015Pacific Wild

UPDATE: The opportunity to formally comment on these proposals is now closed, but you can still make your voice heard . Please take a moment to: contact your elected officials regarding the bear and wolf proposals ; and open an account on the AHTE ... Read More

2015 RETROSPECTIVE: Public opposition to trophy hunt reaches all-time high

BlogDec 1, 2015Pacific Wild

Grizzly bears in the Great Bear Rainforest benefitted immeasurably when outrage over the brutal death of Cecil the Lion this summer was channelled to B.C.’s trophy hunt. Many Canadians were incensed to learn West Jet and Air Canada banned the ... Read More

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