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Joint sign-on letter to BC’s local governments

Media ReleasesFeb 23, 2017

On 25 January 2017, more than 50 BC community groups - from across the province and representing faith, human rights, environmental and other perspectives - sent this letter to 190 municipalities and regional districts across the province. The ... Read More

Will the Pacific north coast oil tanker ban hold water?

Media ReleasesJan 31, 2017

(31 January, 2017) In January 2016, West Coast Environmental Law Association released Keeping Our Coast Clean: Frequently asked questions about an oil tanker ban on BC’s Pacific North Coast , in response to the Prime Minister’s direction to ... Read More

BC Government Admits Culling Of Wolves Is Inhumane, Yet Still Considers Cull Expansion

Media ReleasesJan 20, 2017

January 20, 2017 (Golden, BC) – A recent provincial government document that recommends expanding aerial gunning of wolves, along with increased hunting of mountain lions and deer has been met with outrage by environmental and animal welfare groups ... Read More

Northern BC Residents and Groups Appeal to Trudeau to Reject Enbridge’s Three-Year Extension

Media ReleasesMay 25, 2016

PRINCE RUPERT, BC - Northern BC residents, community and environmental groups today sent a joint letter appealing to Prime Minister Trudeau to step in and reject the new three-year extension granted by the National Energy Board (NEB) on Enbridge's ... Read More

Province admits there is not enough intact habitat left for endangered caribou herds in the South Peace: affidavit

Media ReleasesMay 16, 2016

In an affidavit submitted to the B.C. Supreme Court, the government of British Columbia admits it allowed industrial development to destroy and fragment so much mountain caribou habitat in the South Peace region that caribou can no longer survive as ... Read More

Historic joint management agreement marred by conflict

Media ReleasesMar 27, 2016

Photos available. See links below. Following decades of tension, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) appeared to be turning over a new leaf when they signed the final component of the 2016 Heiltsuk-DFO Herring Joint Management Plan with the Heiltsuk ... Read More

BC government delivers flawed consultation amidst moves to increase trophy hunting in 2016

Media ReleasesFeb 1, 2016

February 1, 2016 (Vancouver, B.C.) - Ignoring the fact that 95% of British Columbians oppose any kind of trophy hunt , the B.C. government quietly released a number of proposals for public input in early December 2015 that, if passed, would ... Read More

Courts asked to rule on B.C.’s controversial wolf cull

Media ReleasesJan 20, 2016

January 20, 2016 [Victoria, B.C.] – Pacific Wild and Valhalla Wilderness Society are challenging the legality of the government of British Columbia’s controversial wolf cull program. In January 2015, despite considerable opposition, the B.C. ... Read More

International spotlight continues to shine on B.C. wolves

Media ReleasesOct 1, 2015

National Geographic - Pacific Wild - Sea Legacy October 1, 2015 – As the October edition of National Geographic Magazine hits newsstands around the world, tens of millions of people are being introduced to the “sea wolf”, an enigmatic, rare and ... Read More

Mountain caribou plan failed to protect adequate inland temperate rainforest

Media ReleasesSep 30, 2015

Valhalla Wilderness Society — Wolf Awareness Inc.— Save the Cedar League — Wilderness Committee — Pacific Wild — Raincoast Conservation Foundation — Bears Matter — Purcell Wilderness Alliance — Wildlife Defence League — Association for the ... Read More