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Scientific Literature

All of Raincoast’s published scientific papers, abstracts, and conference proceedings.

Maintaining Ethical Standards during Conservation Crises

A wolf with cubs

Published on 2015.02.11 | by Raincoast | in Coastal Wolves

Raincoast scientists publish response to paper advocating Alberta’s wolf cull in the name of caribou recovery. It addresses the ethics and science of the approach and methods that were published in Canadian Journal of Zoology, November 2015…

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Indigenous knowledge & science unite to reveal distributional shift in wildlife …

Grizz mom & cub-AW

Published on 2014.07.25 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears

Study by Raincoast and partners discusses the movement of grizzlies from BC’s mainland onto coastal islands in the journal PLOS ONE…

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Population genetic structure of gray wolves in a marine archipelago…

salmon-eating wolves of the Pacific coast

Published on 2014.07.13 | by Raincoast | in Coastal Wolves

Researchers find differences between BC’s coastal and mainland wolves. Published in BMC Ecology

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Grizzly bears have colonized unprotected islands in the Great Bear Rainforest: Media Release

A grizzly bear sitting in the water in the intertidal zone

Published on 2014.07.05 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears

A collaboration of wildlife scientists from Raincoast and UVic have published a study in the international peer-reviewed journal, PLOS ONE…

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Time-delayed subsidies: Interspecies population effects in salmon

Salmon floating in a stream

Published on 2014.06.10 | by Raincoast | in Salmon

New study from SFU and Raincoast shows the benefits from higher numbers of spawning pink and chum salmon on coho…

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Spawning pink and chum salmon provide benefits to coho

Mark's Pink salmon (c)

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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When Science-Based Management Isn’t

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Published on 2014.03.25 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears

Raincoast & SFU scientists just published a letter in the international journal SCIENCE. It calls out the BC gov’t for making politically motivated decisions and calling them ‘scientific’…

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Confronting uncertainty in wildlife management: performance of grizzly bear management

3 trophy hunters kneel behind a dead grizzly.

Published on 2013.12.01 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears

Raincoast scientists and partners reveal that the excess mortality in the BC grizzly hunt (ie killing more bears than is sustainable) may have occurred in up to 70% of cases examined.

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Grizzly bear hunt not founded in science say Raincoast scientists

TC grizzly bearsSept 2012

Published on 2013.11.30 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears

“Confronting Uncertainty in Grizzly Bear Management” is a paper published by Raincoast scientists and our partners that challenges the BC government’s claim of sound scientific management over its grizzly hunt.

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