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

Big oil vs. big whale: Will pipeline trump iconic orca?

Killer Whale in the Pacific

Published on 2016.05.28 | by Raincoast | in In the News, Kinder Morgan, oil tankers, southern resident killer whales

Jason Proctor/CBC News
If you don’t live on the West Coast, perhaps it’s hard to appreciate just how poorly approving an oil pipeline at the expense of an endangered population of killer whales might play out…

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Flood control structures in tidal creeks, sloughs harm fish in lower Fraser River

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Published on 2016.05.02 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun

Biologist finds flood control structures on the Fraser River alienate habitat for salmon and encourage invasive species…

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Take closer look at shipping effects in Salish Sea

A killer whale spy hopping

Published on 2016.04.22 | by Chris Genovali | in In the News, Opinion Editorials

Chris Genovali and Ross Dixon / Times Colonist
This past week’s Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Vancouver provided an in-depth look at the threats facing this ecologically, economically and culturally important marine environment…

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B.C. grizzly bear hunt to include Great Bear Rainforest

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Published on 2016.04.05 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Wendy Steuck/Globe and Mail
B.C.’s spring grizzly bear hunt has opened for another year, with the government authorizing a limited number of bears to be killed in parts of the province – including the Great Bear Rainforest…

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Dread is vanishing from the animal world. Here’s why that’s a bad thing.


Published on 2016.03.05 | by Raincoast | in In the News

The Washington Post
A Raincoast researcher and his university collaborators document how raccoons respond to the threatening sounds of large carnivores, and how this “landscape of fear” affects the health of ecosystems…

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How top predators enforce balance in the ecosystem


Published on 2016.02.26 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Charles Mandel/National Observer
The fear that top predators such as cougars, wolves and other large carnivores inspire in other animals cascades down the food chain and is critical to maintaining a healthy ecosystem…

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Bear hunt has not ended in the Great Bear Rainforest

3 trophy hunters kneel behind a dead grizzly.

Published on 2016.02.16 | by Raincoast | in In the News, Opinion Editorials

The Huffington Post
For those of you celebrating the announcement declaring “the end of commercial trophy hunting” in the Great Bear Rainforest, you can put away the champagne…

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Bears left out of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement

A grizzly stares into the fog

Published on 2016.02.13 | by Raincoast | in In the News, Opinion Editorials

Special to the Vancouver Sun
Doug Neasloss, Chris Genovali and Brian Falconer
Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation and Raincoast leaders tells different story on Great Bear Rainforest deal…

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Eco-tourism worth billions trumps value of Kinder Morgan project, new report argues

Salish sea cover

Published on 2016.01.23 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Charles Mandel/National Observer
A new report tears into the Kinder Morgan TMX application, saying the company’s environmental assessments show a lack of scientific rigour…

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