Reports and Maps


On April 17, 2014 the B.C. government quietly released its long-awaited Management Plan for wolves. 16 months ago the BC government opened its doors for public comment on its controversial draft plan and received an unprecedented 3200 submissions. We know from access to Freedom of Information requests that the overwhelming majority of these submissions were in favour of scrapping the plan so that wolves might be protected instead of persecuted. Read the FULL PLAN.

for Ensuring a Future for British Columbia's Grizzly Bears  - PDF
By Jeff Gailus, M.SC. on Behalf of the David Suzuki Foundation - March 2014

Human-caused mortality is the greatest source of death for grizzly bears and is the primary factor limiting grizzly bear populations. The federal Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada lists grizzly bears as a species of special concern.

CREST’s report 'Economic Impact of Bear Viewing and Bear Hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia' January 7, 2014

A recent report published in January 2014 by the Center for Responsible Tourism (CREST)
in collaboration with Stanford University highlighted the eco-tourism dollars to be gained in British Columbia from the thousands of tourists who come to view rather than kill wildlife, taking home photographs rather than dead animal parts for display. This report finds that bear viewing generates “12 times more in visitor spending than bear hunting and over 11 times in direct revenue for B.C.’s provincial government.

New study on Economic Impacts of an oil spill on the B.C. coast
Fisheries Centre Research Reports 2012 Volume 20 Number 7 - PDF
A major tanker spill off the coast of northern British Columbia could wipe out any potential economic gains from the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. UBC researchers estimate losses of $300-million, cleanup costs of up to $9.6-billion.

The animation that enbridge did not want you to see
Enbridge Inc. recently hired the public relations firm Hill and Knowlton to
sell oil tankers in the Great Bear Rainforest to the B.C. public.
However, the recent ad campaign that has been bombarding British Columbians has
seriously faltered after they forced local Province newspaper to pull a
satirical ad or face the loss of millions of dollars in advertising revenues.

Life On the Line
Written by Andrew Findlay
Photographs by Ian McAllister

Coast Mountain Culture Magazine - Summer 2012 Edition

To the west, a market of 1.5 billion consumers. To the east, the planet’s dirtiest oil. And in the middle, a colossal coastline baring witness to the 21st century’s defining dilemma. Is the Northern Gateway Pipeline a straight shot at our nation’s best future? Or an arrow through Eden?

Enbridge Pipe Dreams and nightmares

The Economic Costs and Benefits of the Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline

March 2012

By Marc Lee
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives


Drums of the Great Bear - Exclusive video of historic gathering against Enbridge 

February 4, 2012


The beating of drums echoed throughout the seaside community of Prince Rupert, BC, on February 4 as thousands of First Nations and BC citizens banded together to express their opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway twin pipelines from the Alberta Tar Sands to nearby Kitimat on BC's central coast. Watch this exclusive documentary video report on the historic gathering - featuring the Gitga'at drummers and dancers of Hartley Bay, young aboriginal signer-songwriter Ta'kaiya Blaney, local political leaders, and a number of powerful First Nations speakers.

Resource Ministries declining budgets ready to hit 30 year low
February 2012
Written by
Ralph Archibald, Don Eastman, Rick Elis, and Brian Nyberg

January 2012
Prepared by
Robyn Allan - Economist

Submitted to the National Energy Board Joint Review Panel as Evidence


PIPELINE AND TANKER TROUBLE - The impact to British Columbia's Communities, Rivers, and Pacific Coastline from Tar Sands Oil Transport
November 29, 2011
Anthony Swift, Natural Resources Defense Council
Nathan Lemphers, Pembina Institute
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Natural Resources Defense Council
Katie Terhune, Living Oceans Society
Danielle Dritsch, Natural Resources Defense Council

National Geographic Magazine
  August, 2011
  The Great Bear Rainforest

  This issue of the National Geographic Magazine showcaes the Great Bear Rainforest as  
   well as the communities, wildlife and ecosystems that would be affected by Enbridge Inc's
  proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project.
  View the articles as well as the stunning photography here.

  KING CARBON - How Enbridge Damages Our Climate as the World's Largest Tar Sands Shipper.
  Enbridge Inc. carefully cultivates a green, responsible image for itself. Yet, when you scratch below  the surface of annual reports decorated with pictures of wind turbines, and company-sponsored   
  community barbecues, the simple fact is that Enbridge is the largest shipper of tar sands oil in the
  world. And, at a time when scientists are begging us to go in the opposite direction, Enbridge has
  plans to help dramatically expand climate-damaging tar sands production and consumption.
  Read this fascinating report here.

Select Image to viewCOAST in BALANCE brochure (September 25th) Pacific Wild, Friends of Wild Salmon and the International League of Conservation Photographers delivered to 2010 UBCM Annual Meeting in Whistler B.C. to highlight resolutions calling for a legislated ban to tanker traffic and the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, featuring photos from the Great Bear RAVE.
View pdf of the brochure.

FEB 23, 2010- - -Pacific Wild and Valhalla Wilderness Society recently released the following map showing that 98 % of Spirit bear genetic range is at risk from trophy hunting.

View pdf of the map.

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