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Published Scientific Literature
Raincoast is a team of scientists and conservationists that undertakes primary research and publishes peer-reviewed science to inform our conservation objectives. As an evidence based, conservation science organization (science ENGO), that operates a research lab, research field station and a research/sailing vessel, we are unique in Canada.
Raincoast’s in-house scientists, collaborating graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors make us unique among conservation groups. 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. 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.
Maintaining Ethical Standards during Conservation Crises
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…
List of Raincoast’s peer-reviewed journal publications produced by our wolf, wild salmon, grizzly and marine programs to 2014
Hunted wolves are under stress
Journal Paper: Heavily hunted wolves have higher stress and reproductive steroids than wolves with lower hunting pressure…
Indigenous knowledge and science unite to reveal distributional shift in wildlife
Study by Raincoast and partners discusses the movement of grizzlies from BC’s mainland onto coastal islands in the journal PLOS ONE…