Conor Curtis's blog

Whales are smart, too!

World Whale Day is also an opportunity to remind ourselves of their current conservation status and to address the many challenges they face.

Your moment of holiday optimism

If you're reading this then chances are, no matter what your holiday plans, at some point the topic of conversation will shift to the environment... and ouf, yeah, it's been a year. But there are a lot of victories worth celebrating at the dinner table that would not have been possible without your support.

What do we do now that we’ve done too much?

As I write this, British Columbia - my home - is underwater and affected by an ‘atmospheric river’. Just months ago, it was on fire and experiencing a heat dome that killed hundreds. I was in Australia just before the devastating fire season of 2019, and its subsequent floods. Days ago, I was in a London cafe hearing news about an unprecedented cold snap about to hit the UK. I was in Glasgow during COP26. It is hard not to have a heavy heart.

We need alternatives for our whales

This year, the Sierra Club Canada Foundation will be organizing a Multi-Stakeholder Initiative to bring people together to discuss potential solutions to restore the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence and reduce NARW mortality from entanglements and other stressors. Let’s hope these discussions will accelerate collective action in the region to help relieve the pressures on our ocean giants.