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Thank you to the Community Fund and the provincial employees who thought of us

A collection of portraits of professional people.

Published on 2017.12.11 | by Sherwin Arnott | in Raincoast Blog

The Provincial Employee Community Services Fund (PECSF) is a volunteer driven organization working with BC Public Service employees. It’s pronounced pek-sef. It’s an employee-driven, giving program. They make it easy for provincial employees to make tax deductible donations to registered charities, including Raincoast…

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Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Green Business Award

Holding up our Green Business of the Year Award notice, with Saanich fields in the background.

Published on 2017.12.07 | by Ross Dixon, Policy and Program Manager | in Raincoast Blog

This fall, Raincoast was recognized with the Green Business of the Year Award. We’re honoured to accept this award and look forward to more years of being a good neighbour and committed team of scientists and conservationists…

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Next step for safeguarding large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest

A wolverine stands in a stream below a log overhead, with a salmon head hanging from its mouth.

Published on 2017.11.28 | by Brian Falconer | in Raincoast Blog

Raincoast Conservation Foundation, with the support of Coastal First Nations, has struck a deal to buy a fourth trophy hunting licence in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. The exclusive commercial licence covers an area of more than 2,300 square kilometres of rich habitat for large carnivores, including grizzlies, black bears, Spirit bears, wolves…

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Weddings, animal welfare, conservation policy and…marriage

Victoria couple, Laylí and Niño, with their family on their wedding day

Published on 2017.10.23 | by Sherwin Arnott | in Raincoast Blog

There is widespread agreement that the commercial and recreational hunting of animals, like grizzly bears, must stop. But sometimes the passion and energy that humans have to bring science and sound policy and compassion to these issues is missed…

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And the winner is…

Daniel Terry calls me

Published on 2017.07.07 | by Sherwin Arnott | in Raincoast Blog

We met up today to draw the name of the lucky winner of our Save the Great Bears draw! We can’t thank you all enough for your smiles and energy and donations…

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One week left to enter and win a trip in the Great Bear Rainforest

A collage of social media contest entries with the Grizzly Bar.

Published on 2017.06.23 | by Ross Dixon, Policy and Program Manager | in Raincoast Blog

There’s one week left and everyone at Raincoast is hoping that if you haven’t already entered our contest, you will before July 1st. You can help us stop the killing of bears, and you can win a ten day trip in the Great Bear Rainforest…

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New dietary study reveals salmon hotspots for grizzly and black bears across 700,000 square kilometres

A bear in Mussel Inlet.

Published on 2017.06.22 | by Raincoast | in Raincoast Blog

This study represents a decade of work covering an area reaching 1000km into BC and provides resource managers – Indigenous and Western alike – with dietary information from hundreds of bears across thousands of square kilometres, shedding light on the ecological interconnections of ecology in the expansive bear-salmon-human system…

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Three steps to winning a trip to the Great Bear Rainforest

Save the Great Bears: people pose with their Grizzly Bars and three bears stare into the camera

Published on 2017.05.26 | by Ross Dixon, Policy and Program Manager | in Raincoast Blog

July 1st is still a ways away but we want to make sure you know how easy it is help us Save the Great Bears and enter to win a trip onboard the Achiever. There are three easy steps…

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Opportunity: Student Research Assistant – Lower Fraser Salmon Program

Work with Raincoast scientists in the Fraser Delta estuary

Published on 2017.05.16 | by Raincoast | in Raincoast Blog

We are seeking a research assistant to join our our team for a temporary (3-month) summer contract to assist in engaging with local stewardship groups and to map salmon habitat in ArcGIS. This contract will be focused on identifying the potential for salmon habitat…

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