Great Bear Blog

ACTION ALERT: My submission to the NEB

BlogJun 23, 2016Diana Chan

As we mentioned earlier this month, Enbridge's permits for the Northern Gateway pipeline and tankers project are expiring at the end of the year, and they are asking the National Energy Board (NEB) for a three year extension . We need to do ... Read More

Welcome to the new face of Great Bear LIVE

BlogMay 7, 2016Diana Chan

If you were watching the Great Bear LIVE feeds during this year’s herring spawn, or if you’ve recently tuned back into the Seal Garden after its break over the winter, you may have noticed some fairly major changes have been introduced with fairly ... Read More

VOLUNTEER: Some thoughts on hiring volunteers

BlogApr 16, 2016Michaela Montaner

We're proud to say that 100% of Pacific Wild staff, past and present, had a history of volunteering - either at PW or elsewhere - before joining our team as staff. (Speaking of - we're hiring! ) While we’ve only hired a fraction of the hundreds of ... Read More

HERRING: A path forward for fisheries management on the coast

BlogApr 8, 2016Pacific Wild

Just over a year ago, the Heiltsuk Nation issued a tribal ban prohibiting an industrial sac roe herring fishery as they felt stocks had not recovered sufficiently after collapsing years earlier. Commercial gillnet licenses held by the Heiltsuk were ... Read More

HERRING: A Great Bear Rainforest herring primer

BlogApr 5, 2016Pacific Wild

Just over a year ago, the Heiltsuk Nation issued a tribal ban prohibiting an industrial sac roe herring fishery as they felt stocks had not recovered sufficiently after collapsing years earlier. Commercial gillnet licenses held by the Heiltsuk were ... Read More

Why we oppose the Pacific Northwest LNG proposal

BlogMar 7, 2016Ian McAllister

Here's my letter to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency describing why Pacific Wild doesn't support the Petronas/Pacific NorthWest LNG Proposal. Click here to send your own letter - you have the option of customizing mine or starting from ... Read More

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

2015 RETROSPECTIVE: Great Bear LIVE is thriving

BlogDec 1, 2015Pacific Wild

This year we streamed live video from five different locations in the Great Bear Rainforest on our website for people around the world to watch. In addition to our perennial favourites, wolf pups fishing for salmon and curious seals investigating ... Read More

As we write this, members of the Lax Kw'alaams are re-occupying the proposed site, and attempting to stop test drilling that is occurring even before the project has approval.

YOU ASKED: Is the tanker fight over?

BlogNov 20, 2015Pacific Wild

With newly elected Prime Minister Trudeau calling for a moratorium on crude oil tanker traffic through the Great Bear Rainforest, it’s true, the Northern Gateway pipeline IS a step away from entering our history books, but it is not without ... Read More

DISPATCH: Whales in the wild and on the web

BlogAug 30, 2015Diana Chan

‘Tons of orcas in Seaforth.’ This is a welcome text on any day, but especially near the opening of a field season dedicated to tracking a marine mammal that so far has remained elusive. After a week of using two remote cameras to survey cetaceans ... Read More

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