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Follow Raincoast’s conservation work as it appears in popular media outlets.


Plumbing the depths of the Salish Sea

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Published on 2015.04.24 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Angela Cowan / Peninsula News Review
The Raincoast Conservation Foundation is hosting an entertainment-laced evening of Salish Sea inspired scientific talks…

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Tired of waiting for feds, advocates take own path to protect orcas

Three orcas swim from right to left.

Published on 2015.04.05 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Amy Smart / Times Colonist
A group of orca advocates is making its own plans to protect endangered killer whales, saying a federal action plan is overdue…

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A trophy hunt by any other name

A grizzly stands in the forest as beams of sunlight cascade around him

Published on 2015.03.31 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Andrew Weaver’s private member’s bill gives trophy hunters cover by renaming their blood sport as a food hunt…

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Artist to donate thousands via Jimmy Wright original painting

A large white bear painted on a purple background

Published on | by Raincoast | in In the News

Interested in helping Raincoast stop the grizzly bear trophy hunt? Interested in getting a quintessential painting by Jimmy Wright? Read on to discover how you can do both…

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Decade-long increase in hunting licences for grizzlies & black bears

A black bear stands on his hind legs and leans up against a tree

Published on 2015.03.26 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Travis Lupick / Georgia Straight
This season, more bear hunters are expected to take to the province’s forests than in any year in recent memory…

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Comment: Green MLA’s grizzly bill poorly thought out

A grizzly bear eats a salmon during the making of Groundswell

Published on 2015.03.19 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Raincoast takes issue with MLA Andrew Weaver’s re-labelling BC’s grizzly trophy hunt as a food hunt…

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Opinion: Bullets all feel the same to the bears

3 trophy hunters kneel behind a dead grizzly.

Published on 2015.02.12 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Brian Falconer & Chris Genovali/Vancouver Sun
The recent controversy surrounding the tug of war between the B.C. Wildlife Federation and the Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. over the allocation of wildlife is a lurid sideshow…

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Wolf murder Canadian style continues as if it’s conservation

Killing wolves for "sport"

Published on 2015.01.29 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Marc Bekoff/Psychology Today
An earlier murder escapade in Alberta didn’t work and there’s no reason to assume this one will…

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Island cougars on losing end of interactions with humans

Cougar by Klaus Pommerenke

Published on 2015.01.27 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Katherine Dedyna / Times Colonist
Wildlife might be close to the hearts of B.C. residents in theory, but in real life, it’s rare for cougars who come into contact with humans to survive the encounter…

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