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Published Scientific Papers
Raincoast is a team of scientists and conservationists that undertakes primary research to inform our conservation objectives. We work with First Nations, academic institutions, government scientists and other NGOs to gather information and build support for decisions that protect marine and terrestrial ecosystems, their components and processes.
Raincoast’s in-house scientists, collaborating graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors make us unique among NGOs. We conduct applied, process-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research that has immediate and relevant utility for the conservation debate and the collective body of scientific knowledge.
Our papers have been streamed into the popular topics but check our complete publication list for all studies.
Raincoast has been pushing the idea of animal welfare considerations in wildlife management. The topic was addressed at the Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference where Raincoast presented two papers.
Raincoast’s paper evaluating the impacts to parks from a Northern Gateway pipeline spill was published this month in the Natural Areas Journal…
Raincoast responds to DFO on the impact of salmon farms. Published in Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
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…
This paper, published in Molecular Ecology, examines the role of social behavior in transmitting bovine tuberculosis (TB) in a Manitoba elk population.