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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

Photo by Ian McAllister

Heiltsuk Nation turning to courts in wake of spill and botched response

Media ReleasesOct 11, 2017

Bella Bella, BC (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) – This week marks the one-year anniversary of the oil spill in Bella Bella. With the community’s recovery efforts undermined by government and Kirby Corporation’s refusal to take responsibility for the ... Read More

Photo by Ian McAllister for Pacific Wild

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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Grizzly bear 'meat' hunt is a 'trophy' hunt in disguise

Media ReleasesOct 6, 2017

New Denver, BC - Thirty-eight environmental and animal welfare organizations, along with wildlife-based businesses and prominent activists, have signed an Open Letter to the BC Government opposing the continuation of grizzly bear hunting for meat. “ ... Read More

Fallen filmmaker and activist Twyla Roscovich inspires a filmmaking scholarship

Media ReleasesOct 6, 2017

The late environmental filmmaker and activist Twyla Roscovich is the inspiration for a donor advised fund and scholarship to send young filmmakers to the school where it all started for her, Gulf Island Film and Television School (GIFTS) located on ... Read More

Great Bear Sea, Photo by Ian McAllister

Canada reinforces its leadership on marine conservation targets during the Our Oceans Conference

Media ReleasesOct 5, 2017

Ottawa, Ontario – Resilient and healthy ecosystems help support sustainable industries, local economies and coastal communities across Canada and around the world. That is why the discussion at this year’s Our Ocean Conference was focused on how to ... Read More

Nine-in-ten welcome the provincial government’s decision to ban trophy hunting of grizzlies in the province.

British Columbians Support Ban on All Grizzly Bear Hunting

BlogOct 3, 2017Pacific Wild

Vancouver, BC – Three-in-four British Columbians believe no grizzly bears should be hunted in the province, a new poll by Insights West conducted in partnership with Lush Cosmetics and the Commercial Bear Viewing Association has found. In the online ... Read More

Jordan Wilson

I Call The Great Bear My Home

BlogOct 3, 2017Jordan Wilson

The salt is in my blood, it courses through my veins; it is in my DNA, it is embedded in my brain. I travel the same waterways and walk through the same ancient forests as my people have done for over 14,000 years. Operating in the home of the ... Read More

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