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West Coast Environmental Law reacts to interim report marine protected-area standards

Related NewsAug 21, 2018

VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Lawyers at West Coast Environmental Law issued the following statement in response to the Interim Report of the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area (MPA) Standards , released publicly today: “ ... Read More

The Banks Island Gold Mine, which is on Gitxaała Nation territory, was ordered to cease operations in 2015 by the Ministry of the Environment due to permit and environmental infractions. Two years later, the province took the company to court.

Have your say on the future of environmental assessment in B.C.

Related NewsJun 29, 2018

Last week the BC government launched a public engagement period for reform of the province’s environmental assessment process. The engagement period lasts until July 30, 2018. The government is asking for your views on what the future of ... Read More

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To protect the ocean and coastal communities, US and Canada must tackle 'rule-breaker' oil barges

Related NewsJun 8, 2018

June 8th is World Oceans Day, when people around our blue planet celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all. This year, those of us lucky to live in the northwest corner of North America along some of the most pristine and productive ... Read More

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Glass Sponge Reefs and the Need for Protection

Related NewsApr 26, 2018

APRIL 26, 2018 - Glass Sponge Reefs and the Need for Protection, CPAWS BC Introduction Glass sponge reefs are a globally unique treasure thought to have gone extinct 40 million years ago, until living glass sponge reefs were discovered in Hecate ... Read More

The ocean floor off St. Anns Bank, which is designated as a federal marine-protected site. Canada has promised to "protect" 10 per cent of marine waters by 2020, but what that means in terms of restrictions on fishing and other commercial activity has not been established. (Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Liberals, Indigenous leaders among those to set rules for marine protected areas

Related NewsApr 11, 2018

The Trudeau government has named an advisory panel to navigate the stormy issue of what activities will and will not be allowed inside coastal waters and ocean designated as marine protected areas. Canada has promised to "protect" 10 per cent of ... Read More

Today on National Indigenous People's Day, how are you confronting Indigenous stereotypes and advocating for a sustainable and common future?

Related NewsJun 21, 2017

1. Donate: Donate to protect wildlife and their habitat in the Great Bear Rainforest. Support Pacific Wild’s commitment in defending wildlife and their habitat by developing and implementing conservation solutions in collaboration with First Nations ... Read More

Pacific Wild on World Oceans Day 2017 presents the Great Bear Sea MPA Network

Related NewsJun 8, 2017

Today is World Oceans Day! This global day of ocean celebration helps us to remember how important the oceans are for our own survival. The theme this year is “ Our Oceans, Our Future ”. Without the ocean, there is no life on this planet. In British ... Read More

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New Job Posting

Related NewsApr 19, 2017

Pacific Wild is looking for a Great Bear LIVE Technician! If you are a recent university or college grad under 30, savvy with wireless streaming, alternative energy systems, and server and network maintenance, AND willing to travel to remote sites, ... Read More

Your support and voice has ensured that the Great Bear Rainforest remains oil tanker free.

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We rarely get a definitive win when it comes to environmental protection. But today, we are celebrating a historical one for Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially announced that the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project is dead. The Great ... Read More

Kinder Morgan decision will have consequences for federal government and beyond

Related NewsNov 20, 2016

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has staked his political career on turning his city into the world's greenest. For him, the idea of more oil tankers on the city's coast mixes with that vision like oil and water — not well. That is why Robertson has ... Read More