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Critical situation for Southern Resident killer whales provokes call for urgent action

Southern Resident killer whales swim side by side in the Salish Sea, with joint partner logos on the right, including David Suzuki Foundation

Published on 2018.01.30 | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director | in Conservation update

Only 76 Southern Resident killer whales remain. This is a critical situation. Today, represented by Ecojustice, and in collaboration with other science and environmental organizations, we are calling on the Canadian government to take immediate action to protect these whales…

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Envisioning 2018: more accomplishments for nature, people, and the places we love

The float house in Bella Bella, Heiltsuk Territory.

Published on 2017.12.29 | by Chris Darimont, Raincoast Director of Science | in Conservation update

As the year closes, I look back on what Raincoast has achieved in 2017. I envision a 2018 comprised of more accomplishments for nature, people, and the places we love. What a year 2017 was! Our research and informed advocacy…

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Happy Holidays from Raincoast

Chris Genovali aboard the Acheiver on a sunny day.

Published on 2017.12.24 | by Chris Genovali, Executive Director | in Conservation update

As the Christmas holiday arrives, your print version of Tracking Raincoast will be arriving soon as well. In the interim, I encourage you to take a look at our online version of Tracking Raincoast as this year…

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A gift of abundance for Southern Resident killer whales

An illustration of Southern Resident killer whales bunching in a beautiful green ambient light.

Published on 2017.12.21 | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director | in Conservation update

As 2017 draws to a close, all of us at Raincoast are buoyed by the news that grizzly hunting across the entirety of British Columbia will finally end. Thank you for supporting our 20+ years…

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Jubilation over NDP decision to stop grizzly hunting in British Columbia

A grizzly bear looks out over the misty forests of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Published on 2017.12.18 | by Chris Genovali, Executive Director | in Conservation update

Raincoast Conservation Foundation is hailing the NDP government’s announcement ending grizzly hunting in not only the Great Bear Rainforest, but the entire province. It is an enormous conservation victory for wildlife in British Columbia…

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On our way to securing the Nadeea tenure

A Sitka Spruce shows how much money we've already raised: $150,000.

Published on 2017.12.14 | by Brian Falconer, Guide Outfitter Coordinator | in Conservation update

We launched the campaign to raise $500,000 to purchase the Nadeea commercial hunting tenure the end of November. Now on behalf of Raincoast and our Coastal First Nations partners, I’m happy to report significant progress…

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Raincoast submission on the grizzly hunt consultation

A grizzly bear stands in the long grass on the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest: Save the Great Bears.

Published on 2017.11.09 | by Chris Genovali, Executive Director | in Conservation update

On November 1, 2017, Raincoast submitted our comments to the Province of British Columbia’s grizzly hunt consultation process…

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Why Canada needs to codify Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

An oil tanker is hit by a wave in heavy seas.

Published on 2017.11.06 | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director | in Conservation update

Misty MacDuffee travelled to Ottawa last week to give testimony to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee in support of Bill C-48…

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New research indicates increasing Chinook salmon abundance and reducing disturbance is essential for Southern Resident killer whale recovery

Southern Resident Killer Whales in the Salish Sea.

Published on 2017.10.26 | by Raincoast | in Conservation update

Our new study shows a 25% chance that these iconic whales could be lost within the next 100 years. With appropriate and resolute actions, however, this risk of extinction could be significantly reduced…

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