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Image: Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild - A curious wolf examines photographer Ian McAllister in his dry suit on the B.C. central coast near Bella Bella. This photo has landed on National Geographic’s favourite 20 photos of 2015 list.

B.C. photographer’s shot of sea wolf named one of National Geographic’s favourites of 2015

In The NewsFeb 15, 2016

Ian McAllister — photographer, environmentalist and scuba diver — was busy documenting the seasonal herring spawn on B.C.’s central coast when he spotted a couple of wolves on the shoreline north of Bella Bella. Wearing a dry suit in the cold clear ... Read More

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Preserving the Great Bear Rainforest doesn’t really save the bears

In The NewsFeb 8, 2016

Good news deserves to be announced more than once, but the parties associated with the Great Bear Rainforest agreement unveiled last week must have set some sort of record. The deal that saved the Great Bear Rainforest has been announced about 15 ... Read More

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Ending Great Bear Rainforest grizzly hunt will cost First Nations and non-profits millions

In The NewsFeb 4, 2016

New information reveals ending the trophy hunt for grizzly bears in British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest will cost millions of dollars, and in the meantime hunters will still be able to set their sights on the bruins. Premier Christy Clark ... Read More

Consultation on hunting changes botched: environmental group

In The NewsFeb 4, 2016

Public input on proposed changes to grizzly bear and wolf hunting regulations closed Jan. 31, but the Pacific Wild environmental group says the province botched its consultations. If approved, the changes would see a tripling of the number limited ... Read More

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Landmark deal protects huge swath of central B.C. coast from logging

In The NewsFeb 1, 2016

Industrial logging will be prohibited across 85 per cent of forested lands within B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest, according to a long-awaited landmark agreement announced Monday in Vancouver by the province, First Nations, environmentalists and forest ... Read More

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B.C. wolf cull critics take fight to court

In The NewsJan 20, 2016

Two environmental groups say they're taking their fight against British Columbia's controversial wolf cull to court. Pacific Wild and Valhalla Wilderness Society say they have filed an application for a judicial review that's intended to determine ... Read More

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Environmentalists challenge B.C.’s controversial wolf cull in court

In The NewsJan 20, 2016

The B.C. government’s controversial wolf cull is being challenged in court by two environmental groups that say the program fails to meet the legal requirements of proper wildlife management. Pacific Wild and the Valhalla Wilderness Society have ... Read More

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Groups take B.C. to court over controversial wolf cull

In The NewsJan 20, 2016

Two groups have filed a legal action over British Columbia’s controversial wolf cull program in which government contractors are radio collaring wolves in the spring so snipers in helicopters can track and kill them throughout the winter. Pacific ... Read More

Miley and the expedition team calling for an end to B.C.'s wolf cull. (Left to right: Douglas Neasloss, Ian McAllister (Pacific Wild director), April Bencze, Dr. Carl Safina, Braison Cyrurs, Miley Cyrus, Dr. John Theberge, and Mary Theberge.)

Opponents of B.C.'s controversial wolf cull take fight against province to court

In The NewsJan 20, 2016

British Columbia's controversial wolf cull program that involves shooting the animals from helicopters to save endangered caribou herds is on again in the Kootenay region, the government said Wednesday. Confirmation that the cull has started came as ... Read More

Canadians Are Suing to Stop the Killing of Wolves From Helicopters

In The NewsJan 20, 2016

Environment groups are taking their fight to stop British Columbia's wolf cull to court , arguing it violates proper wolf management techniques. Last year, the province announced a five-year plan to cull nearly 200 wolves in its northern regions to ... Read More