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Early Christmas for Great Bear Rainforest wildlife

SIDNEY, BC – Raincoast Conservation Foundation, with the support of Coastal First Nations, has struck a deal to buy a fourth trophy hunting licence in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. The exclusive commercial licence covers an area of more than 2,300 square kilometres of rich habitat for large carnivores, including grizzlies, black bears, Spirit bears, wolves, cougars and wolverine. The campaign to raise the required $500,000, which includes the purchase price, starts today…

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Raincoast welcomes federal government move to increase distance between vessels and Southern Resident killer whales

Sidney, BC – Raincoast Conservation Foundation welcomes and strongly supports the announcement by federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc to create a 200-metre protection zone from boats for endangered Southern Resident killer whales. “Minister LeBlanc’s decision to establish a 200-metre buffer between the Southern Residents and boats is vitally important as noise is one of the […]

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Killer whales v. Kinder Morgan in court

Government cannot avoid legal responsibilities to protect endangered species, conservation groups say VANCOUVER — Conservation groups will be in court tomorrow to challenge the federal Cabinet’s unlawful approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline project and defend BC’s endangered Southern Resident killer whale population. “We have repeatedly said that Cabinet based its approval of this project […]

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NEB fails to Protect Salmon Habitat

Vancouver:  Applicants in the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion court proceedings scheduled to begin today in the Federal Court of Appeal are seeking answers from the National Energy Board after learning that the pipeline company has been interfering with salmon spawning in several streams in B.C.’s interior, without a permit. Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Living Oceans […]

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With the fall grizzly bear hunt looming, new research reveals the main target of hunters: achievement

Online hunting forums reveal ‘achievement’ as prominent among multiple hunting ‘satisfactions’, especially when carnivores are targeted

Sidney, BC – Coinciding with British Columbia’s controversial grizzly bear trophy hunt opening for the fall (and possibly final) season, researchers from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the University of Victoria have shed new light on what satisfies hunters…

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