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National Energy Board’s failure haunts governments

Juvenile killer whale and mother off the coast of British Columbia.

Published on 2018.02.22 | by Chris Genovali & Paul C. Paquet | in For the coast

The cries of condemnation emanating from the Alberta and Canadian federal governments in response to new restrictions on the transport of diluted bitumen announced by the province of British Columbia are deafening. The burgeoning conflict began when BC announced the province would limit shipments of diluted bitumen transported from Alberta…

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A killer whale emergency

Southern Resident killer whales swim side by side, as seen from the air.

Published on 2018.02.15 | by Raincoast | in For the coast

We are requesting an emergency order under Canada’s Species at Risk Act. Southern Resident killer whales were recognized as endangered in 2002. Despite this, the Federal Government has taken no action to date to reduce the threats to these whales…

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Trophy hunting sullies the reputation of hunters, jeopardizes social licence

A wolf stands in the short grass and moss, licking its lips.

Published on 2018.01.25 | by Chris Darimont, Raincoast Director of Science | in For the coast

Most people can accept the idea of suffering and death if the hunter kills to fulfill a basic life requisite, such as feeding one’s family; in contrast, most people oppose killing inedible animals for trivial reasons, such as feeding one’s ego…

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Anecdotes, guesses no justification for killing wolves

A wolf walks along a beach in an intertidal zone with its head lowered inquisitively.

Published on 2018.01.19 | by Chris Genovali & Paul C. Paquet | in For the coast

BC’s Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is proposing to extend wolf-killing season on Vancouver Island…

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Save the Great Bears campaign update

A grizzly bear wanders over the grassy shores of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Published on 2017.11.07 | by Brian Falconer, Guide Outfitter Coordinator | in For the coast

The NDP announcement to end all hunting of grizzly bears in the Great Bear Rainforest starting this November is a huge conservation success. But, there is more to be done…

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Maple Leaf Adventures makes long-term commitment to Raincoast science and research

Kevin Smith, CEO, and Maureen Gordon, Marketing Manager, of Maple Leaf Adventures.

Published on 2017.11.06 | by Chris Genovali, Executive Director | in For the coast

Maple Leaf Adventures is a local expedition cruise company who have supported our research and advocacy for a long time. We are honoured they’ve made a 10-year, $100,000 commitment to Raincoast …

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Killer Whales versus Kinder Morgan

Published on 2017.10.03 | by Raincoast | in For the coast

Raincoast and Living Oceans Society are in court this week, represented by our lawyers at Ecojustice, to challenge the Kinder Morgan pipeline and defend BC’s endangered Southern Resident killer whales…

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Letter: Kinder Morgan intervenors demand answers from NEB about salmon protection

Spawning channel on the lower mainland.

Published on 2017.10.02 | by Raincoast | in For the coast

Raincoast and Living Oceans detailed concerns over the use of spawning deterrents in important Chinook salmon spawning area in this letter to the National Energy Board…

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New research gives insight into the minds of hunters

A grizzly bear sits down in the shallow water on the BC Coast.

Published on 2017.09.05 | by Chris Darimont, Raincoast Director of Science | in For the coast

Research from Raincoast and UVic has shed new light on what satisfies hunters. Reporting in the Wildlife Society Bulletin, we found that appreciation of nature and affiliation are common, but less pronounced ‘satisfactions’ expressed by hunters.

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