Go Sustainable Saanich! Probably the best informative and extensive recycling station setup I have ever seen.
New online video project underlines the remarkable resurgence of the ocean-going canoe.
Eight First Nations along the Skeena River watershed are standing together to close the freshwater and marine recreational fisheries.
Canada announces new initiatives to enhance safety systems in coastal waters and measures to reduce the underwater noise impacting Southern Resident Killer Whales.
The Haida Nation and Nature Conservancy of Canada partner to protect culturally and ecologically significant lands on the Kumdis Estuary.
Our latest episode of Skaana was supposed to be an interview with BC Environment Minister, George Heyman. So was last month’s episode. So was our year-end episode. For that matter, we were also trying to interview the Environment Minister during the last election campaign when he was the environment critic. George Heyman is Skaana’s…
Canadian federal Green Party leader, Elizabeth May (@ElizabethMay), talks to Mark Leiren-Young about saving orcas and right whales; stopping Kinder Morgan and Bilcon and Canada’s toothless endangered species laws on the latest episode of the Skaana podcast. “All whales matter. All cetaceans matter. All life matters.” “The most endangered whale species in Canada is the…
The BC Sierra Club has been at the forefront of eco-activism for almost 50 years. Mark Leiren-Young talks to their campaigns director, Caitlyn Vernon, about protecting the whales, the oceans and her award-winning book about the Great Bear Rainforest.
Alexandra Morton (@alex4salmon) is one of Canada’s most famous eco-activists. The best-selling author’s fight to save the west coast’s wild salmon attracted the attention of the Sea Shepherd Society and launched Operation Virus Hunter – a mission to publicize Morton’s research into open sea salmon farms. Tune in if you care about oceans, orcas, salmon…
When we set out to launch the Skaana podcast there were 83 Southern Resident orcas in the Salish Sea. Today there are 76. We’re losing matriarchs, we’re losing babies. The Center for Whale Research declared that J52, Sonic, was missing and presumed dead.The last images of Sonic showed that he was starving to death. Our latest…
The BC Maritime Museum launched a new series of “Nautical Nights” with Skaana host, Mark Leiren-Young, talking about the secret origins of The Killer Whale Who Changed the World and his documentary The-Hundred-Year-Old Whale which premieres this month at Planet in Focus in Toronto.
The Heiltsuk Nation is proposing plan to take a strong leadership role in oil spill prevention and response along BC’s Central Coast.
A full year after the Nathan E. Stewart tugboat spill near Bella Bella, BC, the Heiltsuk Nation is still dealing with the effects, and is now preparing a legal case against both the polluter, Kirby Corporation, and Canadian governments.
Canada’s Federal Government and Coastal First Nations have agreed on a framework for working together in a collaborative and efficient way to govern and manage fisheries resources along BC’s North and Central Coast.
Canada’s plan to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will require substantial changes in how we make decisions affecting water.
First Nations along BC’s North and Central Coast are reiterating their position against the Province’s bear trophy hunt as the grizzly hunting season opens for fall 2017.
Last spring, Canadians watched, horrified, as residents of Fort McMurray, Alta. were forced to flee their community as a nearby forest fire exploded out of control. Now, as neighbouring British Columbia continues to grapple with its worst wildfire season in recorded history, forest science researchers at the Universities of Alberta and Oklahoma say artificial intelligence…
First Nations, scientists and environmental groups are applauding the BC Government for keeping its promise to end the trophy bear hunt.