When we protect wildlife, we protect the planet’s air, water, forests, oceans, rivers and climate. We collaborate with indigenous and local leaders to protect walrus and other ice-dependent wildlife in the Arctic and world-class salmon rivers and tigers, leopards and other endangered species around the Pacific Rim.

Big Win for Endangered Whales

Blog Post | October 18, 2013 | Domenique Zuber
It’s official, and I’m jumping with joy. We protected one of the planet’s most endangered whale populations from additional oil drilling near Sakhalin Island in the Russian sub-Arctic. Sakhalin...

Shell and Gazprom Scrap Arctic Offshore Oil Drilling Platform

Press Release | October 18, 2013
Pacific Environment learned today that joint venture partners Royal Dutch Shell and Gazprom scrapped plans for two offshore platforms for Sakhalin II, an enormous sub-Arctic oil and gas project...

Snow Leopards Saved From Gas Pipeline

Blog Post | October 11, 2013 | Evan Sparling
After years of local and international resistance, Russia’s oil giant Gazprom finally abandoned plans to build a gas pipeline that threatened indigenous cultural sites and untouched wilderness in the...

Protecting the Arctic Means Protecting Its People

Blog Post | October 9, 2013 | Kevin Harun
With climate change melting Arctic ice at an ever alarming rate, we know big changes are in store for this pristine environment. But what impact will the big meltdown...

Court Upholds Shell's Oil Spill Plans Despite Serious Questions

Press Release | August 5, 2013
Today, the U.S. District Court in Alaska ruled the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement complied with the law when it approved Shell Oil’s plans for preventing and cleaning...

You Spoke Up and the U.S. Coast Guard Is Listening

Blog Post | July 3, 2013 | Kevin Harun
Earlier this year, Pacific Environment exposed how the U.S. delegation to the U.N. agency overseeing the creation of new international shipping rules in Arctic waters led the charge for...