Arichika Island Photo Gallery

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.

Read the blog post about Arichika Island

About Gregg Howald

Gregg has been working in the island conservation field for more than nineteen years, and since 1999 has focused on the restoration of island ecosystems internationally. Gregg serves as Island Conservation’s Director of Global and External Affairs, and his experience and expertise are utilized for many of IC’s projects worldwide. Gregg has developed a diverse array of North American partnerships among federal government agencies, private industry, NGOs, research scientists, and local communities.

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