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Grizzly Bears

A collection of Raincoast’s published scientific papers, abstracts, and conference proceedings about grizzly bears, their conservation, habitat, and ecology.


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

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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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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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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

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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

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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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Stress and Reproductive Hormones in Grizzly Bears Reflect Nutritional Benefits and Social Consequences

Grizzly wades through water with salmon in its mouth

Published on 2013.11.27 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears, Press Releases, Salmon

Salmon declines could have long-term effects on grizzly bear health, conclude scientists from Raincoast in a study published today in the scientific journal PLOS ONE…

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Bears, salmon and forests: new research on old connections

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Published on 2013.10.22 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears, Salmon

Raincoast and UVic scientists finds new reasons to support the importance of bears and salmon for tree growth in the ancient forests of Haida Gwaii…

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Using grizzlies to assess harvest-ecosystem trade-offs in salmon fisheries

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Published on 2012.04.17 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears, Salmon

Researchers at Raincoast and UC-Santa Cruz investigate how letting more salmon reach spawning streams can benefit bears, the ecosystem and even long‐term fishery catches…

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Hibernation associated changes in POP levels and patterns in BC grizzly bears

Published on 2009.09.14 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears

Christensen, J.R., M. MacDuffee, M.B Yunker, and P.S. Ross. 2007. Hibernation associated changes in persistent organic pollutants (POP) levels and patterns in British Columbia grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis). Environmental Science and Technology. 41: 1834-1840 Hibernation paper pdf

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