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Grizzly Papers

March 25th 2014

When Science-Based Management Isn’t

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’…

November 30th 2013

Grizzly bear hunt not founded in science say Raincoast scientists

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

November 27th 2013

Stress in grizzly bears linked with salmon shortages

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…

October 22nd 2013

Bears, salmon and forests: new research on old connections

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…

April 17th 2012

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

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…

September 14th 2009

Hibernation associated changes in POP levels and patterns in BC 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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