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Summer employment opportunity

The rises while we head out on the Lower Fraser to conduct our research

Are you a biology student looking for a great summer job? Check out Raincoast’s juvenile salmon program in the Fraser Estuary. We are looking to hire two field assistants…

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New study casts doubt on scientific basis of wildlife management in North America, offers a way forward

Wolf stands in the intertidal zone amidst the rock and seaweed, looking at the photographer, Kyle Artelle.

A new study, “Hallmarks of science missing from North American wildlife management”, released today in the AAAS Open Access journal Science Advances, identified four key hallmarks expected of science-based management: clear objectives, use of evidence, transparency and external review. Combined, these hallmarks provide the checks and balances that give rigour to science-based approaches…

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Applied Ecology: Hallmarks of science missing from North American wildlife management

A map of North America and then in text it says, An assessment of 667 wildlife management systems across Canada and the USA found that key hallmarks of science were missing...

A new study, “Hallmarks of science missing from North American wildlife management”, published by Science Advances , challenges a widespread assumption that wildlife management in North America is science-based. Scientists from Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, and the University of Wisconsin – Madison examined management documents relating to most hunted species across […]

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Live performances by musician Luke Wallace

Luke Wallace events coming up in Tofino and sidney on behalf of Safeguard Coastal Carnivores campaign.

Join Raincoast and Musican Luke Wallace for a series of events in support of Raincoast’s campaign to safeguard Coastal Carnivores. It’s now time to permanently end commercial trophy hunting of all large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest. Join us in Sidney on March 22nd and in Tofino on March 23rd…

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A killer whale emergency

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

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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Sailing with Raincoast in 2018

Achiever rests, sails down, in the twilight.

In May, our spring ‘hunts’ visited lush estuaries as the days grew longer and bears were down low grazing on sedges. Marine wildlife started to make their way back to the rich, cold waters of the coast. Their annual migration to foraging areas beginning and lasting well…

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