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From the Great Bear Rainforest to the Salish Sea, here is the latest news on our work to protect the lands, waters and wildlife of coastal British Columbia.

Five Southern Resident killer whales swim side by side in the Salish Sea.

Feds’ fisheries announcement a welcome first step: groups renew call for killer whale emergency order

Conservation groups applaud today’s federal announcement that endangered Southern Resident killer whales face “imminent threats” to their survival and recovery. Prompted by this assessment, the Ministers also announced fisheries closures in key foraging areas …

Brian Falconer stands in a rainforest and explains the importance of securing the Nadeea tenure.

Brian Falconer on Global News: Conservation group secures virtual end to all hunting in critical part of Great Bear Rainforest

Raincoast’s Brian Falconer speaks to Global News about the importance of the new campaign to secure the Nadeea commercial hunting tenure and end trophy hunting …

Fish-eating bears are fitter bears

New research by scientists at Raincoast and UVic shows how the lives of salmon and bears in BC are inextricably linked and underlines the importance of ecosystem protection to keep both species healthy…

The view of the coast through the front window of a research vessel on the water.

Brian Falconer interview re: the politics of wildlife management

Brian Falconer joined Pamela McCall on CFAX 1070 last week to discuss the proposal in March by MLA Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, to create a destructive new “wildlife agency”…

Brian Falconer gets interviewed by CTV beside the Achiever

‘These bears are worth more alive’: New eco-tours aim to end B.C.’s grizzly hunt

A Victoria-based conservation group has B.C.’s grizzly hunt in its crosshairs – hoping a new type of eco-tour will help put an end to the controversial practice for good. The Raincoast Conservation Foundation is readying the 20-metre research vessel…

BC Liberals publish campaign promise to “work towards” eliminating grizzly hunting in GBR

It appears that the BC Liberals have agreed to eliminate trophy hunting of coastal grizzlies. It’s a welcome development to have both parties supporting the call to end the grizzly hunt in the Great Bear Rainforest…

Great bears playing in the long grass on the central coast of BC.

Partnering for wolves, bears, and people

People in Bella Bella, a Heiltsuk First Nation community of about 2,000 in the Great Bear, have known for a long time that there was a difference between swimming coastal wolves and wolves of the interior. But to wolf biologists outside Bella Bella, this sounded unusual…

Documentary, The Grizzly Truth: a scene in an inlet of the Great Bear Rainforest

Roundhouse Radio 98.3 interview with Thomas Reissmann and Ross Dixon

Listen to Ross Dixon and Thomas Reissmann speak to the recent release of Reissmann’s important documentary, The Grizzly Truth, and the myths and facts surrounding the commercial trophy hunting of grizzly bears…

Federal approval of Kinder Morgan pipeline project unlawful

Ecojustice, Raincoast and Livings Oceans launch lawsuit to protect endangered killer whales from Trans Mountain oil tankers…

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