Dec 292017
POLL: Should the trophy hunting of Grizzly Bears be banned nationwide?

Conservationists are finally celebrating an epic victory after decades of fighting to protect grizzly bears in British Columbia. In August, the government announced its commitment to ending grizzly bear hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest and throughout the province. While the news was welcomed at the time, major concerns were raised about a loophole that […]

Nov 032017
POLL: Should the Rare Spirit Bear Be Protected From Hunters?

KLEMTU, GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST, BRITISH COLUMBIA – There are stories about the white bears that hide in the deep forest of British Columbia’s coast. Old stories, handed down from one generation to the next for thousands of years, since the last Ice Age gripped the world, and glaciers licked the edge of the rain forest. […]

Jun 052017
That Scary Sea Lion Video Shows Why We Should Treat Wildlife With Respect

You’ve probably seen that viral video of a young girl being grabbed by a sea lion and pulled into the water at Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf near Vancouver, Canada. The grandfather of the six-year-old can be seen jumping in after her and saving her. The girl was taken to a hospital and treated for a superficial […]

Dec 062016
One of the best places to see Grizzlies in B.C.

About a 40minute flight from Campbell river is Glendale cove situated, on the longest fjord on the B.C. coast, and home to a fabulous floating lodge, which was our base for our short stay. The Lodge is surrounded by spectacular scenery with forested slopes and rocky cliffs plunging into the clear cold water of the […]

Mar 222016
Spectacular Photos Reveal Newly Protected Great Bear Rainforest

Long heralded as the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, the Great Bear forest in western British Columbia is home to a stunning array of wildlife, from birds to wolves to the iconic white Kermode, or spirit, bears. Conservationists and First Nations peoples have battled logging interests in the unique landscape for decades, but now a […]

Feb 072015
Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is 'Unprecedented'

In the storm debris littering a Washington State shoreline, Bonnie Wood saw something grisly: the mangled bodies of dozens of scraggly young seabirds. Walking half a mile along the beach at Twin Harbors State Park on Wednesday, Wood spotted more than 130 carcasses of juvenile Cassin’s auklets—the blue-footed, palm-size victims of what is becoming one […]

Jan 262015
Poll: Should wolves be slaughtered to save caribou?

The BC government has launched a wolf kill program, blaming the wolves for the drastic decline of caribou, a decline which is actually caused by habitat destruction. So is the wolf kill a solution? Killing wolves will not bring the caribou back in the absence of adequate habitat protection for caribou. Culling intelligent, social animals […]

Jan 232014
Watching Bears Is Way More Profitable Than Shooting Them

You already know that it makes much better sense environmentally to watch bears than to shoot them. Now it turns out that it also makes better sense from an economic standpoint: there is much more money to be made in looking at bears than there is in hunting them. Visitors are flocking to the Great […]

Oct 252013
POLL: Should the slaughter of wolves in British Columbia be banned?

Wolves are being killed to protect both the Woodlands Caribou and the Mountain Caribou when in both instances they are not to be blamed. The reason for the declining numbers of wolves is the environmental disturbances caused by: Mountain Caribou. Logging, Loss of habitat, roads that make access easy for predators and human entertainment of […]