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British Columbia wolves have taste for salmon, new study finds

Financial Post Canwest News Service Published: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 A team of biologists has discovered “Canada’s newest marine mammal” — the wolf. A new Canadian study of the feeding patterns of British Columbia wolf packs found that they would rather fish than hunt. The study found that wolves routinely turn up their noses at […]

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Oil Futures: We’re in for a whale of a time, one way or another

BY: CHRIS GENOVALI MONDAY MAGAZINE August 27, 2008 The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently released its 2008 list of threatened species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises). While this news was reasonably encouraging for the global recovery of populations of humpback whales, these assessments have far-reaching impacts on their conservation management.

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Paleolimnology workshop

Institute of Ocean Sciences October 8 and 9th, 2008 Hosted by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation A Workshop of the Salmon Nutrient Research Community View the Poster Leading scientists in the salmon nutrient and paleolimnology fields reviewed sediment core studies conducted in BC and Alaskan sockeye lakes. The goal of the workshop was to better understand […]

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Raincoast examines cougar conservation

View the poster In May 2008, Raincoast presented a conference poster at the Mountain Lion Workshop in Sun Valley, Idaho. The poster, entitled “Cougars in British Columbia: conservation assessment and science-based management recommendations”, includes highlights from a forthcoming report that examines opportunities for cougar conservation.

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Migrations

by Ian Jansma, Field Station Coordinator Denny Island, July 2008 A new season has begun at our field research station on remote Denny Island in the Great Bear Rainforest. This part of the world gets up late from its misty winter slumber and rolls slowly over through spring rain toward the summer sun. The days […]

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Grizzly bears need protection

Vancouver Sun, Thursday, July 31, 2008 Letter: by Chris Genovali Re: B.C. grizzly population at ‘great risk’, July 29 I’d like to clarify an important point in the article. I did not state that the 430 grizzly bears killed in 2007 were all from sport hunting. What I did say is that a record number […]

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Scale of B.C. grizzly bear hunt, population disputed

The Prince Rupert Daily News Thursday, July 31, 2008 George T. Baker In a Vancouver Sun article published on Tuesday, it was reported that 430 grizzly bears were killed in the province last year. But the Environment Minister Barry Penner shot back that the number was not accurately portrayed by the coalition of scientists, conservationists […]

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