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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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New Raincoast research paper examines the “what if” of oil spills

Killer whales in a tight formation on the BC coast.

Published on 2017.07.26 | by Adrianne Jarvela Rosenberger | in Conservation update

New research examines 21 marine mammal species present in BC waters and ranked them according to the potential for deleterious consequences in the event of an oil spill…

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Help us to consign the trophy hunt to history

A grizzly bear wades into the shallows, with Achiever anchored in the background: "Last day to win"

Published on 2017.06.30 | by Ross Dixon, Policy and Program Manager | in Conservation update

Yes. Today is your last chance to win a unique 10 day adventure with Raincoast. Aboard our research vessel, Achiever, you’ll visit the estuaries and watersheds where bears…

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Where the salmon-loving bears roam

A sow and her cubs munch on grass at Grassy Point

Published on 2017.06.16 | by Megan Adams, Hakai-Raincoast Scholar | in Conservation update

After years of field work and collaboration, and months in the Raincoast lab, we’re very excited to share some insights from a new study, due for publication soon, that reveals habitat hotspots for grizzly bears across BC…

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