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Stop the tar sands, save a whale

Blog entry by Sarah King | April 23, 2014

Two months after a win for B.C.’s Pacific humpback whales in the Federal Court , they could lose the key to their continued recovery – the legal protection of their habitat.  The Harper government wants to give them a lesser at-risk...

6000 kilometers of shame – Feds allow endangered whale meat to cross Canada

Blog entry by Sarah King | February 14, 2014

Join us and urge federal ministers to stop the transit of endangered whale meat through Canada. Take action Two weeks ago, Greenpeace received a tip that a dozen containers of meat from endangered fin whales have arrived in...

Naval Gazing: Military must address harmful activities in killer whale critical habitat

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | March 22, 2012

For people concerned about the future of BC’s endangered southern resident orcas, it was a sad day on February 11th when a 3-year-old female washed ashore near Long Beach on the outer Washington coast. Given that fewer than 100...

A Victory for B.C.’s Killer Whales !

Blog entry by Sarah King | December 8, 2010

Today, after a precedent setting ruling by a B.C. federal court judge, there is some real hope for B.C.’s resident killer whales. It is far too infrequent that the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is actually forced to...

Over 65 thousand people urge the feds and ports to stop the trade in endangered fin...

Blog entry by Sarah King, oceans campaign coordinator | November 25, 2014 1 comment

Early this year, Greenpeace was tipped off that Canada was being used as a trade route for endangered fin whales . We learned that about a dozen containers of fin whale meat in Iceland’s commercial hunt had landed in the Port of...

Saving the bluefin tuna from the feds, and saving the feds from themselves

Blog entry by Sarah King | October 22, 2013

According to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), years of overfishing – fueled by very high prices (especially in the sushi market) – have pushed bluefin tuna populations to an all time low .  As a...

Back in court battling for a better world for the orcas

Blog entry by Sarah King | November 30, 2011

We’re back in court this morning along with eight other environmental groups and our awesome lawyers at Ecojustice to continue our fight for the protection of British Columbia’s killer whales. Contrary to what the Department of...

U.S. Fails to protect bluefin tuna. Will Canada step up?

Blog entry by Meaghan Krohn | June 21, 2011

The United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) disappointed the environmental community when it refused to take initiative and help conserve what's left of the western Atlantic bluefin tuna by listing the...

Bluefin tuna in the future means no fishing now

Blog entry by Sarah King | May 11, 2011

Lead scientists with the Committee on  the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) have recommended that bluefin tuna found and fished off Canada's east coast should be listed as an endangered species and legally protected...

More bad news for B.C.’s orcas

Blog entry by Sarah King | January 20, 2009 2 comments

As if it couldn’t get any worse with the poor southern resident orcas going into winter pretty well starving, but now we find out that the food they are eating is slowly poisoning them. According to a new study in the journal...

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