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5% Ocean Protection in 2017: What does it mean?

BlogDec 18, 2017Krista Roessingh

The Federal government recently announced that it has met its goal to protect 5% of Canada's oceans by 2017. Unlike the previous one, this Federal government has declared it a priority to live up to its international commitments on ocean ... Read More

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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

A Spirit bear wanders the shores near Pacific Wild's S/V Habitat in the Great Bear Rainforest

Post-Shoot Reflections

BlogNov 19, 2017Anonymous (not verified)

Post-Shoot Reflections By Deirdre Leowinata On May 17 th , 2016, I was sitting in the sunny green backyard of my lower floor apartment near Toronto’s High Park, staring at my phone while anxiously awaiting a call from Pacific Wild. The words I will ... Read More

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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

Calling for an end to bear hunting in British Columbia: a personal letter to the government from Pacific Wild

BlogNov 6, 2017Krista Roessingh

Until Nov. 2, the public could provide input into two Fish and Wildlife Branch policy documents outlining the proposed regulation changes required to implement the ban. However, the province has framed the public consultation process in terms of how ... Read More

West Coast applauds government’s progress on marine conservation

Media ReleasesOct 30, 2017

October 28, 2017 - VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Lawyers at West Coast Environmental Law are pleased to see the progress the federal government has made in marine conservation over the past two years, which was highlighted today during ... Read More

Ministries’ management of grizzly bears did not meet expectations

Media ReleasesOct 24, 2017

NEWS RELEASE --- October 24, 2017 Ministries’ management of grizzly bears did not meet expectations VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new report: An Independent Audit of Grizzly Bear Management . B.C. is ... Read More

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Canada and the Coastal First Nations take a step forward in the management of fisheries resources

Media ReleasesOct 11, 2017

October 11, 2017 Vancouver, BC Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada The Government of Canada and the Coastal First Nations are committed to working together to advance a more collaborative and efficient approach to the ... Read More

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