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Press Releases from Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Directly Affected – From Burnaby to Ottawa

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Published on 2015.01.13 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

Three Vancouver filmmakers and Raincoast are launching a national tour to ask Canadians how they are Directly Affected by oil sands development…

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Canada’s endangered and at-risk species not recovering

a pod of orcas on the surface of the water off of BC

Published on 2014.11.28 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

New research shows Canada’s endangered and other at-risk species are not recovering…

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Media Release: Public participation required for oil spill simulation

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Published on 2014.08.25 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

Raincoast and the Georgia Strait Alliance are teaming up with the City of Vancouver today to conduct an oil spill simulation on the Fraser River and in Burrard Inlet…

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Fishing plan decreases protection for BC’s endangered salmon

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Published on 2014.06.25 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

Conservation groups are concerned federal fishing plan impacts endangered salmon runs when sustainable fishing alternatives are available…

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Spawning pink and chum salmon provide benefits to coho

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Published on 2014.06.09 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases, Salmon

Research from SFU and Raincoast scientists shows juvenile coho salmon benefit from dining on the carcasses of spawning pink and chum salmon.

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Original Joe’s backs Raincoast


Published on 2014.04.12 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

Media release / Victoria, B.C.
CHEERS !!! Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar gives Raincoast over $2300 from its community pint program…

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Environmental groups launch lawsuit over flawed Northern Gateway report


Published on 2014.01.17 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

Raincoast and three other ENGO’s have launched a lawsuit to block the federal Cabinet approval of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline…

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Study shows Pacific herring provide a subsidy to coastal ecosystems

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Published on 2014.01.09 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

Scientists at Raincoast and UVic have traced a relationship between spawning Pacific herring and organisms that live way up in the high intertidal zone…

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Economic study shows coastal bears worth far more alive than dead

Achiever and grizzly by Larry Travis

Published on 2014.01.07 | by Raincoast | in Press Releases

A new economic study released today shows once again that grizzly bear viewing is worth far more to the provincial economy than the trophy hunting of these iconic animals on the coast of BC…

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