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.
Extinction through the eyes of a five year old
Wildsight News :Conservation
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
Join us for a candlelight vigil to remember the caribou in Kimberley on Feb 5. Efforts to rescue mountain caribou in the Purcell and southern Selkirk Mountains over the past two decades have resulted in translocation of animals to the Revelstoke maternal pen. Provincial biologists recently moved the only known remaining female from the South … Continued
British Columbia passed a new Environmental Assessment Act this fall. Under the new Act, large projects being proposed in BC will have a new set of criteria to help determine whether or not they should go ahead. BC has long needed a new way to consider the impacts of large projects. Previously, projects were looked … Continued
“Have you seen winter birds? Searching snow and tapping bark, Perching puffed in freezing dark Winter birds need lots of feed, Scraps of fat and sacks of seed. Have you seen birds?” I used to think of birding as kind of nerdy. My parents are active birders and growing up, walking in the forest meant … Continued
I’m writing to you because we need your help today to fight for our wildlife and wild spaces. You may have seen the many news reports coming out lately about how our world’s wilderness is disappearing. About how we’ve wiped out 60% of our planet’s mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970. It’s upsetting, to say the … Continued