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Killer Creamery Partners with Raincoast to Protect Southern Resident Killer Whales

For Immediate Release, June 5, 2019 Healthy Ice Cream Turns Heroic On National Orca Day BOISE, IDAHO – Killer Creamery celebrates National Orca Day by launching black keto ice cream. The healthy ice cream company is partnering with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation to raise funds for research and protection of Southern Resident Killer Whales, of […]

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Terminal 2 expansion threatens killer whales, salmon and climate action

VANCOUVER, May 22 2019 — On May 23rd, conservation groups will present three main concerns with the proposed Terminal 2 expansion at Roberts Bank in Delta to the federal review panel. Groups will raise concerns about the effects of underwater noise and pollution on marine mammals, fish and fish habitat, and greenhouse gas emissions. The […]

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Canada’s recovery measures for endangered killer whales a positive step

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canada’s recovery measures for endangered killer whales a positive step: conservation groups VANCOUVER, May 10, 2019 —A coalition of six conservation groups commend the federal government’s new measures to support Southern Resident killer whale recovery. The measures are the boldest yet; greater whale-watching restrictions, expanded voluntary slow downs for international shipping and the […]

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Research requires greater oversight to prevent suffering of wildlife

Sidney, British Columbia Whether harassing, harming or killing animals accidentally or purposely – via invasive techniques or ‘experimental’ lethal control – some research can cause pain and distress in wildlife. Motivated to prevent such suffering, new research reveals a potentially transformative process to ensure careful and ethical conduct by wildlife scientists. Scientists from Raincoast Conservation […]

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No mitigation measures can protect Southern Resident killer whales from the noise of Trans Mountain’s tanker traffic

Sidney, British Columbia – Today’s recommendation to approve the Trans Mountain expansion by the National Energy Board (NEB) disregards the consequences of oil tankers on the critically endangered Southern Resident killer whale population. “There is nothing that can currently be done to reduce the effects of tanker noise on Southern Resident killer whales. While the […]

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New study shows importance of salmon species diversity in coastal black bears’ diets

Sidney, British Columbia: Managing salmon for wildlife typically focuses on providing enough biomass, a measurement of the total kilograms of spawning salmon, to promote salmon consumption that in turn benefits population health and productivity. A new study by scientists at Spirit Bear Research Foundation, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, and the University of Victoria, shows that salmon […]

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Early Christmas for Coastal Carnivores

Today the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Coastal First Nations reached another conservation milestone in raising $500,000 to acquire the commercial trophy hunting rights in a further 2,350 square kilometres of the Great Bear Rainforest. The Nadeea hunting tenure covers some of the most spectacular watersheds in the Great Bear Rainforest, the home of Spirit bears, […]

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