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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.

Our 2012 PLoS paper uses grizzlies to assess harvest impacts of sockeye fisheries. It’s an example of how ecosystem objectives can be considered in salmon management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recent Papers

A wolf with cubs

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…

Grizz mom & cub-AW

Indigenous knowledge & 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…

salmon-eating wolves of the Pacific coast

Population genetic structure of gray wolves in a marine archipelago…

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