According to traditional knowledge, the Ancient Murrelet (SGin Xaana or night bird in the Haida language) was once abundant on Arichika Island in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia and served as an important seasonal food source for the Haida people.
However, introduced invasive rats brought to the islands in the late 1700s during the advent of maritime shipping devastated the island ecosystem and cultural heritage by eating seabird eggs and chicks.
- Embracing the Ethics of Conservation - November 6, 2017
- Partnership to Prevent Extinctions Strengthened - April 28, 2015
- Ancient Murrelets can finally return to their island home - April 15, 2015
- Arichika Island Photo Gallery - January 4, 2015