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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.

Misty MacDuffee looks over the front of a boat on the Lower Fraser River.

Misty MacDuffee explains the lethal consequences of oil spills, tanker traffic and pipelines

Hear Misty MacDuffee on CFAX 1070 with Pamela McCall discussing oil spill risks to marine mammal conservation including Southern Resident killer whales…

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…

Clark’s ‘5 Conditions’ Concealed Support For B.C. Oil Projects

Chris Genovali / Huffington Post: To no one’s surprise the provincial government of British Columbia signed off on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil sands pipeline and supertanker project in the Salish Sea…

Christy Clark at the World Economic Forum in India in 2011

Christy Clark’s ‘five conditions con’

To no one’s surprise, the BC government has signed off on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil sands pipeline and supertanker project in the Salish Sea.

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