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News and Updates

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.

The Hunting Collective podcast brand to the left of Chris Darimont on a river in the central coast.

Exploring human dimensions of hunting via social science, evolutionary ecology, and personal experience

In episode 140 of The Hunting Collective podcast, Ben O’Brien does a fascinating and good-natured follow up interview with Dr. Barrie Gilbert. Dr. Gilbert is a prominent bear biologist, friend of Raincoast, and previous verbal sparring-partner with Ben (at least when it comes to the hunting of predators). Ben invited Dr. Gilbert back for another interview, and they made productive amends…

Pint of Free Whaley, Killer Creamery ice cream.

Killer Creamery Partners with Raincoast to Protect Southern Resident Killer Whales

Killer Creamery, the healthy ice cream company, is partnering with Raincoast to raise funds for research and protection of Southern Resident killer whales, of which there are less than 80 remaining…

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…

Trudeau’s Pipeline Approval Faces Court Challenge From Conservation Groups

Huffington Post/Bruce Cheadle, Canadian Press
Conservation groups have filed a new court challenge to the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline…

Ship noise on government’s radar amid dispute over pipeline’s impact on whales

CTV News/Bruce Cheadle, Canadian Press
Conservation groups poised to file lawsuit challenging the Liberal cabinet’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s TMX…

Big oil v orcas: Canadians fight pipeline that threatens killer whales

The Guardian: Trans Mountain Expansion project poses the greatest risk yet to a killer whale population on the edge of extinction…