Media Releases

On Earth Day, Government of Canada targets plastic waste and marine litter with launch of online consultation

Media ReleasesApr 22, 2018

EASTERN PASSAGE, NS, April 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Plastic waste and marine litter pose an increasingly serious threat to our oceans and marine life. Canada is committed to protecting our environment and preserving our waterways, so that all Canadians can ... Read More

Photo: David Moskowitz

Loss of South Selkirk mountain caribou herd a wake-up call for B.C. and Canada

Media ReleasesApr 12, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE | APR. 12, 2018 - Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) After a recent census found just three female animals remaining, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) says the de-facto extinction of the international ... Read More

Government of Canada introduces new protections for fish and their habitat

Media ReleasesFeb 6, 2018

Ottawa, Ontario – From coast to coast to coast, Canadians have signaled their strong passion for protecting the fish and fish habitat that play such a vital role in our environment, our communities and our livelihoods. Today, the Honourable Dominic ... Read More

Photo by Ian McAllister for Pacific Wild

Minister LeBlanc announces independent expert panel on aquaculture science

Media ReleasesFeb 2, 2018

Ottawa, Ontario – February 02, 2018 – The Government of Canada is committed to regulating a responsible and sustainable aquaculture sector. Robust and credible science helps the Government make evidence-based decisions that support the protection of ... Read More

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Additional measures being developed to protect B.C.’s environment from spills

Media ReleasesJan 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - The provincial government is proposing a second phase of regulations to improve preparedness, response and recovery from potential spills. The first phase of the regulations, approved in October 2017, established a ... Read More

Proposed BC-Canada Agreement to Protect Mountain Caribou Is Toothless

Media ReleasesJan 10, 2018

January 10, 2018 - If a draft agreement between the BC government and Environment Canada on the endangered mountain caribou is approved, it will make a laughing stock of both governments and the Species at Risk Act”, says the Valhalla Wilderness ... Read More

Photo by Ian McAllister for Pacific Wild

Government announces a full and total ban on the grizzly bear trophy hunt.

Media ReleasesDec 18, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017 — Government announces a full and total ban on the grizzly bear trophy hunt , the hunting for meat loophole is closed. For over two decades, Pacific Wild and countless others have worked to stop the grizzly bear trophy hunt ... Read More

Local underwater filmmaker streams virus-laden blood water LIVE from downtown Tofino, B.C., hosted by Pacific Wild.

Media ReleasesDec 6, 2017

(Wednesday, December 6, 2017) - Investigative diver Tavish Campbell is streaming LIVE from a farmed salmon processing plant in downtown Tofino. The plant, owned by Lions Gate Fisheries and a partner organization of Creative Salmon, is discharging ... Read More

Photo by: Pacific Wild’s Jordan Wilson. Inspection flyover ensuring there no contamination is coming from the tug or barge.

Heiltsuk Nation relieved Jake Shearer and fuel barge exiting Heiltsuk Territory

Media ReleasesDec 2, 2017

Bella Bella, Heiltsuk Territory (December 2, 2017) – After a stormy crisis and nearly weeklong ordeal, Heiltsuk leadership is relieved that the departure of the Jake Shearer and its fully-laden fuel barge is imminent. “Now that we’re nearing the end ... Read More

Nathan E. Stewart Barge

Heiltsuk proposes plan to take strong leadership role in central coast oil spill prevention and response

Media ReleasesNov 15, 2017

Bella Bella, B.C. (November 15, 2017) – The Heiltsuk Nation today published a report outlining plans to take to strengthen oil spill prevention and clean-up on the central coast by establishing an Indigenous Marine Response Centre (IMRC). “When the ... Read More

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