August 22, 2019 Category Community, News
On August 20, 2019 partners Fiona Hunter and Paula Bosenberg attended a fundraising event hosted by Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours, “An IntiMate and Interactive Evening AT SEA” with Chef Ned Bell.
Proceeds went towards raising awareness and funds for cetacean research in the Salish Sea and Ocean Wise’s new Southern Vancouver Island Cetacean Research Initiative (SVICRI) in Victoria, B.C. and in support of Ocean Wise’s Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP).
Held aboard Eagle Wing’s catamaran, the Victoria Harbour cruise featured Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell leading a conversation on the state of sustainable seafood, our local southern resident killer whale population, and how we can affect positive change in our oceans with our daily food choices.
Southern resident killer whales are majestic, iconic, and critical for the health of the Salish Sea ecosystem. Unfortunately, they are threatened with extinction due to lack of prey, underwater noise, physical disturbance, and environmental contaminants. Ocean Wise scientists work to understand and protect our local cetacean populations through innovative and cutting-edge research, conservation, and education initiatives. Last year, Ocean Wise established the SVICRI in Victoria, B.C. to provide on-site support in the effort to recover the endangered whales, and to conserve and protect all other local cetacean populations.
“This event is the first of its kind for the SVICRI and we are thrilled to be collaborating with Chef Ned Bell and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Tours to bring this fun, delicious, and impactful evening to fruition,” said Sarah Patton, program lead for the SVICRI.
About Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours
Eagle Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours is Canada’s first 100% carbon-neutral whale-watching company and certified Gold with Green Tourism Canada. We guarantee adventure with the most thrilling and transformative marine experiences on the Salish Sea. Environmental stewardship is a core value of our family-owned company and we are proud to support conservation organizations such as Ocean Wise in our mission to protect the Salish Sea and its inhabitants. www.eaglewingtours.com
Ocean Wise is a not-for-profit organization whose vision is a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing. Explore with us at www.ocean.org.
Horne Coupar LLP supports various local environmental organizations via its 1% for the Planet funding.