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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.

A bear in Mussel Inlet.

New dietary study reveals salmon hotspots for grizzly and black bears across 700,000 square kilometres

This study represents a decade of work covering an area reaching 1000km into BC and provides resource managers – Indigenous and Western alike – with dietary information from hundreds of bears across thousands of square kilometres, shedding light on the ecological interconnections of ecology in the expansive bear-salmon-human system…

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…

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Conservation campaign aims to save BC’s grizzly bears, one bite at a time

As the grizzly trophy hunt opens this weekend across BC, Raincoast and Denman Island Chocolate will be launching a “Grizzly Bar” to help raise funds to protect bears in BC’s Great Bear Rainforest. Proceeds from the Grizzly Bar will directly support the efforts…

3 trophy hunters kneel behind a dead grizzly.

Hunting for Status: Men trophy hunt as a signal they can absorb the costs

Just days before the controversial trophy hunt of grizzly bears resumes in BC on April 01, science offers new insight into the human super predator…

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…

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