Since 1996, WildBC and the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) have delivered Project WET workshops throughout the Canadian province of British Columbia. In that time, their 50 facilitators have hosted 192 workshops and trained some 3,000 educators to teach people about water. Project WET’s mission is to reach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water…
Canada announces new initiatives to enhance safety systems in coastal waters and measures to reduce the underwater noise impacting Southern Resident Killer Whales.
Bluefin won the Wildlife Award at San Francisco’s International Ocean Film Festival.
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.
Today Norway is one of only three whaling nations in the world, but the country’s whaling operations used to be worldwide. Dag Ingemar Børresen of Sandefjord’s Whaling Museum (Hvalfangstmuseet) on Norway’s whaling history and the market for Minke meat.
Canada’s Great Water Adventure storybook features real Canadian waterways, and inspires youth through water education and volunteerism.
Why have the past few months been the deadliest in decades? By Ben Wagg Scientists are puzzled and looking for a solution as to why over 12 north atlanticAtlantic right whales have died in the past 2 months. A whale carcass was initially discovered in “west of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine in the south-central area of the…
A month after sinking, the Nathan E. Stewart tugboat was finally raised from the seafloor. But its only the beginning for the Heiltsuk community.
New poll highlights the importance of Alberta’s mountain headwater regions for all communities downstream.
More fuel tankers navigate the BC Coast, while the Heiltsuk Nation struggles to contain devastating spill in territorial waters.
First Nation wants to hold industry and the provincial government accountable for massive Mount Polley mine tailings breach in central BC two years ago.
Completed in 2015, the marine plans seek a balance between stewardship and economic development using an ecosystem-based management approach.
Conservation groups, First Nations and other local communities complain that pipeline meetings are poorly advertised.
Conservationists say Kinder Morgan pipeline proponents need to consider the Southern Resident killer whale, one of Canada’s most iconic endangered species.
Chief Thomas says the Trans Mountain Proposal presents too great of a risk for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation to grant its consent.