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Raincoast Conservation Foundation

We use rigorous, peer-reviewed science and community engagement to further our conservation objectives. We call this approach ‘informed advocacy’ and it is unique amongst conservation efforts. We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and their wilderness habitats.

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Measuring a Chinook salmon on the lower Fraser river.

Alaskans close fisheries to protect BC Chinook salmon, while Canada fishes on

There are just as many warning signs that Chinook (spring) salmon in British Columbia are also returning in poor numbers. So why does Canada take a much greater risk with its salmon fisheries than Alaska? Fisheries on the Nass, Skeena and Fraser Rivers…

Achievement is the kind of satisfaction that is most prominent for hunters.

Research: online hunting forums identify achievement as prominent among multiple satisfactions

Researchers from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the University of Victoria have shed new light on what satisfies hunters. Reporting in the peer-reviewed journal Wildlife Society Bulletin, they found that the dominant satisfaction expressed in online hunting stories is achievement…

Chris Genovali: let's end the hunting of large carnivores in BC.

Raincoast executive director joins CBC’s BC Almanac to talk about the new grizzly bear hunting ban policy announcement

Last week Chris Genovali joined CBC’s BC Almanac to talk about the NDP announcement to ban grizzly bear hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest. BC Almanac also interviewed Andrew Weaver and Jesse Zeeman of the BC Wildlife Federation about the proposed…

Figures from a research paper an assessing conservation progress in British Columbia

Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy: an assessment of conservation progress in British Columbia

This paper, co-authored by two Raincoast biologists, finds that Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy has failed to improve the conservation of Pacific salmon since its adoption in 2005…

Chris Genovali: let's rethink wildlife management.

Raincoast executive director discusses the new grizzly bear hunting ban policy announcement

On Wednesday, August 16th, Chris Genovali joined Janice & Cory of Roundhouse Radio to talk about the NDP announcement to ban grizzly bear hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest…


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