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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.

Publication Summary to 2014

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.

Popular topics

Wild Salmon 

Wolves 

Grizzly Bears 

Marine Mammals 

Animal Welfare 

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Recent Papers

Wolves splash around in an intertidal zone of the Great Bear Rainforest

Poisoning Canada’s wolves with strychnine is unacceptable: journal comment

Raincoast scientists publish a comment in the Cambridge journal ‘Environmental Conservation': the use of strychnine to poison wolves is unacceptable.

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…

Publication Summary

List of Raincoast’s peer-reviewed journal publications produced by our wolf, wild salmon, grizzly and marine programs to 2014

Wolves standing in the cross hairs of a gun sight

Hunted wolves are under stress

Journal Paper: Heavily hunted wolves have higher stress and reproductive steroids than wolves with lower hunting pressure…

 

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