Endangered Species

A response vessel with a vacuum truck on board is shown off San Juan Island, Washington, in this recent handout photo. The United States Coast Guard says commercial divers are assessing a sunken fishing boat that went down Saturday in waters on the U.S. side of Haro Strait and is leaking fuel not far from southern Vancouver Island. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - U.S. Coast Guard

Fear for B.C.’s endangered orcas after U.S. boat sinks with 10,000 litres of fuel

There are only 74 southern resident killer whales remaining

 

A rare American badger with young kits is living on a lot in a Cariboo neighbourhood. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Endangered badger raising family of 3 in developing Cariboo neighbourhood

Rare sighting for the area delights residents as young begin to emerge from the den

 

A screenshot from a YouTube video shot by John Goodell appears to show a very young calf (second from left) swimming alongside members of the southern resident killer whale’s K-pod. (John Goodell/YouTube)

VIDEO: First calf in a decade spotted swimming with K-pod off Oregon coast

YouTube video shows young calf swimming alongside southern resident killer whales

 

An adult Vancouver Island marmot and her pup at one of the new colonies discovered this summer. Photo courtesy Kevin Gourlay.

Reseachers find three new Vancouver Island Marmot colonies this summer

Two colonies found in Strathcona Park, where recovery has been a “struggle”

An adult Vancouver Island marmot and her pup at one of the new colonies discovered this summer. Photo courtesy Kevin Gourlay.
Halfpipe, the two-year-old humpback whale found dead on July 8. Photo courtesy Kaitlin Paquette.

Whale experts: death of young humpback shows impact of ship collisions on species

Two-year-old “Halfpipe,” first identified by Campbell River marine naturalist, found dead July 8

Halfpipe, the two-year-old humpback whale found dead on July 8. Photo courtesy Kaitlin Paquette.
A trail camera photo of a wolverine in B.C.’s Shuswap region. (Photo courtesy Grant Hiebert)

Researchers puncture the myth of the Vancouver Island wolverine

VIU team shows Island wolverines largely indistinct from mainland counterparts

A trail camera photo of a wolverine in B.C.’s Shuswap region. (Photo courtesy Grant Hiebert)
A trail camera photo of a wolverine in B.C.’s Shuswap region. (Photo courtesy Grant Hiebert)

Researchers puncture the myth of the Vancouver Island wolverine

VIU team shows Island wolverines largely indistinct from mainland counterparts

A trail camera photo of a wolverine in B.C.’s Shuswap region. (Photo courtesy Grant Hiebert)

Vancouver Island marmot population gets boost with help from Calgary Zoo

Seventeen pups to spend winter at Mount Washington recovery centre before being released next spring

New study is first full list of species that only exist in Canada

Almost 40 per cent of them are critically imperilled or imperilled and eight are already extinct