A friend of mine once shared with me her experience of trying to explain to her five year old son what extinction meant. How do you conceptualize the idea that an animal or plant will never again live, anywhere? Let alone explain that the reason is likely because our expanding human footprint…
Misinformation: The Fight to Protect B.C.’s Mountain Caribou
Wildsight News :Conservation
Wildsight sat down with our Conservation Coordinator, Eddie Petryshen to help unpack some of the issues on mountain caribou recovery. Read on for help in navigating this complex issue.
Here in BC, it’s obvious that we care about our environment—and we like to think that our laws reflect how we feel. But when it comes to mining, the sad truth is that our laws to protect the environment and our communities are outdated, weak or sometimes just not enforced. There’s a saying that BC … Continued
Start Date: May 9, 2019 End Date: August 21, 2019 Wage: $20/hour Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) Location: Kimberley, BC About Wildsight Wildsight’s vision is to inspire a shared community desire to protect our natural world for future generations. We envision extensive and connected wild spaces for wildlife—from grizzly bears to woodpeckers to trout. … Continued
Teck Coal had a plan to deal with Elk Valley water pollution problems, but the plan hasn’t worked. Is BC going to let Teck delay for years or will they finally stand up and enforce permits that limit water pollution? Without real changes to mining practices, the future is bleak for fish and rivers.
Caribou across the province continue to be displaced from their critical habitat as our human footprint grows unabated. Almost 30 of B.C.’s 52 surviving mountain caribou herds are at risk of disappearing, and a dozen of those herds now have fewer than 25 animals. This past winter in the Kootenays we have suffered the loss … Continued
We must protect all of BC’s mountain caribou, before it is too late. Join us and send a letter to Environment Ministers McKenna and Heyman letting them know that you demand ground action, now.
The government of British Columbia recently announced two important agreements that will influence the fate of mountain caribou in the province. The first agreement is a historic partnership between British Columbia, Canada and the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations. This collaborative partnership follows the leadership of the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations, who … Continued
This week, 74 students from T.M. Roberts Elementary spent a cold morning collecting lichen for mountain caribou—and creating hope for the future. The lichen, gathered from tree branches, will feed the last few animals in our local caribou herds, recently moved to a maternity pen near Revelstoke. Tanya Mieir, one of the participating teachers said, … Continued
Send your message to the Forests Minister! It’s hard to miss the huge new clear-cut on a steep slope just to the north of Fernie. Why are we allowing this kind of logging, right beside a town with as much tourism as Fernie, in 2019? It turns out that the clear-cut north of Fernie is … Continued