Research & Education
Pacific Wild works to defend wildlife in the northern portion of the Pacific coast of Canada, also known as the Great Bear Rainforest. Bounded by Bute Inlet to the south and the Alaskan panhandle to the north, this region contains a significant portion of the world’s remaining intact temperate rainforest, one of the rarest forest types on the planet. Today, this rainforest ecosystem is threatened by the lack of an ecosystem-based approach to land and ocean management including threats by fossil fuel shipments, unsustainable fisheries, net-pen salmon farms, ocean warming and acidification. Your support, ideas and actions can help to protect the future of wildlife and habitat in the Great Bear.
Our whale program centers around a long-term monitoring project that can detect important but unseen changes in our marine ecosystems, such as increasing human-caused noise emissions and changes in whale and dolphin habitat use over time.
The volume of shipping and recreational boat traffic has grown rapidly in the Great Bear, and with it the volume of underwater noise that pollutes the acoustic world, interfering with the ability of many marine animals to survive and reproduce.
Pacific Wild is a founding partner in the Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards (SEAS) Community Initiative, a youth program led by First Nation community partners to spark and strengthen the connections between youth and the natural world around them.
Pacific Wild supports the SEAS program in Bella Bella by offering a variety of experiential educational activities.