Reducing vulnerability to climate change in Northern B.C.


Over the past 100 years, temperatures in Northern B.C. have increased by nearly three times the global average, and local First Nations communities are seeing big changes as a result of climate change. Wildlife such as caribou and elk are no longer found in some nations’ traditional hunting grounds, temperatures in rivers and lakes are rising and changing traditional fishing areas, berries and medicinal plants are being lost, and places of refuge for some communities may no longer be safe.

A cause for concern: state of the Pacific Ocean


This past month CPAWS-BC attended DFO's State of the Pacific Ocean Meeting where scientists presented their latest research, discussed pressing issues, and painted a picture of current conditions in our ocean.

Help us to protect the Scott Islands


We need your help to make sure that the Scott Islands marine National Wildlife Area gets the protection it needs. These five small islands, surrounded by the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean, just off the northern tip of Vancouver Island are a place of refuge for more than 2 million seabirds each year, alongside many other species including sea otters, sea lions, whales, sea turtles and sharks.

Polaris, Dipper, and the Death of the Southern Resident Killer Whales: Pt 6: Saving the SRKW


Like Courtney, who wrote the brilliant guest blogs you have been reading all week, I have been fortunate enough to spend some time getting to know BC’s southern resident orcas. And I agree with Courtney that once you get to know them, they will stay a part of you forever.

Polaris, Dipper and the Death of the Southern Resident Killer Whales: Part 5: Lack of Food


In the wintertime Southern Resident orca have been observed waiting at the mouth of the Columbia River... waiting for a salmon return that is no longer coming.

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