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Help Raincoast end the trophy hunt

Stopping the grizzly hunt

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Help us end the trophy killing of large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest – now and forever. Every year in BC a staggering number of bears, wolves, and other large carnivores are killed by hunters for trophies on their walls and floors. For two decades we have worked to end this senseless slaughter. In…
Pipeline, above ground, spanning from close-up to the horizon.

Court ruling shuts door on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline

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The court confirmed that the federal government’s consultations with First Nations were insufficient. Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson, representing Raincoast and Livings Oceans, said his clients are thrilled that the court has quashed Enbridge’s permits.
Three orcas swim in a pod from right to left, showing their dorsal fin.

National Energy Board fails killer whales

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The NEB’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s TMX jeopardizes the survival of BC’s endangered southern resident killer whales, increasing the probability that they will ultimately go extinct, asserted Raincoast.
A dark morph Northern fulmar flies over the blue gray waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of BC.

At Sea with the Marine Birds of the Raincoast

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At Sea with the Marine Birds of the Raincoast shares the unique story of conservation scientist Dr. Caroline Fox as she sails thousands of kilometers along the BC coast, surveying marine birds.

Coastal Revival: A five part mini-series

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A new five-part documentary series, Coastal Revival, tells how First Nations, conservationists, researchers and ecotourism are combining to protect some of the BC’s most emblematic wildlife.
Raccoon foraging in intertidal zone

Fear itself can help restore ecosystems

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A new study by Raincoast scientists and collaborators demonstrates that the fear top predators inspire can have cascading effects down the food chain critical to maintaining healthy ecosystems.