The Pacific Northwest is home to thousands of diverse animal species who make our region wild. Thriving wildlife populations indicate healthy forests, grasslands and watersheds.
Pacific Northwest Wildlife
Speaking Up for Wildlife
NARN works to protect the Northwest’s wildlife through advocating for the return of native, keystone species while fighting for habitat protection for their long-term recovery. We also work to highlight the harmful effects that animal agriculture has on native wildlife populations.
We work in coalition with local, regional, and national organizations to bring attention to issues affecting wildlife in the Pacific Northwest.
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NARN works on fish and wildlife issues by species or by campaign. See our campaigns below, as well as information on the iconic PNW species that we work to protect.
Seattle Shark Tank
No Seattle Shark Tank!
Seattle approved a city budget that dedicates $20 million dollars of taxpayer money to funding an unnecessary, excessive, and unwanted new shark tank at the Seattle Aquarium.
The Seattle Aquarium’s new tropical shark tank is part of the larger waterfront overhaul congesting downtown. In addition to using taxpayer money, the aquarium will likely capture sharks and possibly sting rays from the South Pacific if they can’t find ones from other facilities which have bred them. Sharks and sting rays are complex and intelligent beings who will die young in a tiny tank.
WDFW Fish & Wildlife Reform
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Reform Coalition was formed after NARN and other conservation reform leaders gathered for the first ever Washington Fish and Wildlife Reform Convention, held on Vashon Island, WA, in late 2022. NARN and Coalition members will make a big push for individual-nonhuman-first conservation tactics for all “Fish and Wildlife” nonhuman animals falling under management at the WA State Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), directly contradicting current policies within WDFW that promote consumptive priorities for humans over protective and regenerative policies respecting nonhumans’ place in the PNW ecosystem ( true “conservation” policies).
USDA Wildlife Services
Wildlife In the News
Do Aquariums Really Help With Conservation?
An aquarium visit can appear fun and informative. As you wander through the halls, marveling at the exquisite animals in…
Aquarium Aquaculture : What is it?
Aquarium Aquaculture : What is it? By Izzy Shirah Aquaculture, also known as fish farming, is the practice of cultivating…
POTH, Others, Irresponsible Care Masquerading as Sanctuary for Wild Animals
For Immediate Release March 18, 2023 Contact: Hannah Thompson-Garner, Director of Advocacy and Mission Advancement, Northwest Animal Rights…
SEA Aquarium to Transport Aquatic Animals Long Distance
The Seattle Aquarium has decided to prioritize the “well-being” of animals during long-distance transport, as per the standards set by the Association of…
Press Release – SEA Aquarium Shark Tank Potentially Dangerous, Not Because of Sharks
For Immediate Release December 19, 2022 Contact Rachel Bjork, President, Northwest Animals Rights Network, email@example.com Hannah Thompson-Garner, Director of Advocacy…
Press Release – TWS Conference Proves Desire for Cooperation, not Conflict, in Wildlife Management
For Immediate Release November 28, 2022 Contact Rachel Bjork, President, Northwest Animals Rights Network, firstname.lastname@example.org Hannah Thompson-Garner, Director of…
WDFW Wolf Slaughter Continues Despite Lack of Oversight
For Immediate Release September 30, 2022 Contact: Hannah Thompson-Garner, Director of Advocacy and Mission Advancement, Northwest Animal Rights Network, email@example.com,…
$30,000 Reward Offered for Info on Washington Wolf Killings
For Immediate Release, May 27, 2022 Rachel Bjork, Northwest Animal Rights Network, (206) 334-3742, firstname.lastname@example.org Sophia Ressler, Center for Biological…
How to Fight for Wolves in Washington
by Tjitske Dekker, NARN Legal Volunteer According to the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, “human-related mortality, particularly illegal killing…