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From Habitat's Deck: A Cook's View of the Great Bear Rainforest

BlogJun 20, 2018Pacific Wild

Ian McAllister’s catamaran , Habitat, is anchored in a bay in the Great Bear Rainforest, but somehow the anchor is still being dragged by an angry onslaught of hurricane-force winds. Haley Crozier, Habitat’s capable deck hand, reassures me. She’s ... Read More

Photo by Ian McAllister for Pacific Wild

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

Photo by Ian McAllister

Nine Reasons We Want Fish Farms out of B.C. Waters

BlogMay 25, 2018Krista Roessingh

On June 20th, twenty-two fish farms on the B.C. coast are up for tenure renewal, despite a growing resistance from First Nations, B.C. and international citizens. There are over 100 open-net cage salmon farms along on the B.C. coast, 98% owned by ... Read More

Photo by Ian McAllister for Pacific Wild. "Our leadership have always said that our coast is too precious and oil pipelines and tankers would threaten our culture, environment and economy" - CFN

Coastal First Nations welcomes the passing of the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

Media ReleasesMay 8, 2018

(Vancouver, May 8, 2018) – The Coastal First Nations (CFN) welcomes the passing of the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act (Bill C-48) . “Our communities have been fighting to keep oil tankers out of our waters for at least 40 years,” said CFN’s senior policy ... Read More

Photo by Ian McAllister. B.C.'s Mountain Caribou Recovery Implementation Plan, now over 10 years old, has protected logging, industrial development and recreation at the expense of wildlife - both caribou and wolves.


Media ReleasesMay 7, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018 - The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada -- responding to petitions and court actions by several environmental groups and individuals -- has now made a formal determination that Southern Mountain Caribou face “ ... Read More

Smothered Beauty

BlogApr 26, 2018Pacific Wild

Authored by Pacific Wild correspondent Tavish Campbell "Be safe!" yelled Farlyn as I rolled out of our small Zodiac. Zipped tightly into my drysuit, with camera in hand, I ducked under the surface and descended into the blackness. My sister had ... Read More

Photo by Tavish Campbell, "Smothered Reef: Salmon Farms and Glass Sponges"

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

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

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