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Reports and Books

As a natural extension of our primary scientific literature, Raincoast also compiles popular reports designed to inform the public, stakeholders, and decision makers on conservation issues relevant to coastal British Columbia.

Recent Reports & Books

Raincoast’s review of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway ESA

Raincoast's review of Enbridge's Northern Gateway Environmental Impact Statement is available in report format. The document is 270 pages and can be download here. Full document   RCF evidence to Joint ...
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Is BC’s chum fishery sustainable?

Raincoast and three other BC ENGO's have critiqued the proposal by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to certify BC's commercial chum salmon fishery as sustainable.  Raincoast supports certification as a way to ...
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The Will of the Land

Peter Dettling’s new book “The Will of the Land” takes an important look at wolves and grizzlies in the region of Banff National Park.  Peter is a remarkable photographer and ...
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Cougars: BC’s neglected carnivores

January 19, 2011 Sidney, BC – Today, in anticipation of the first provincial management plan for cougars,  Raincoast Conservation Foundation released the report, “British Columbia’s Neglected Carnivore: a conservation assessment ...
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Is BC’s pink salmon fishery sustainable?

Raincoast and three other BC ENGO's have critiqued the proposal by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to certify BC's commercial pink salmon fishery as sustainable.  Raincoast supports certification as a way to make ...
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What’s at stake? The cost of oil on British Columbia’s priceless coast

Download What’s at S take – The cost of oil on British Columbia’s priceless coast (PDF) Report details how tankers and oil spills could reverse years of recovery efforts for ...
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Predictive Marine Mammal Modeling for Queen Charlotte Basin, BC

Between 2004 and 2008 Raincoast Conservation Foundation conducted marine surveys of cetaceans, pinnipeds and seabirds. Predictive Marine Mammal Modeling for Queen Charlotte Basin, British Columbia was analysis completed by Duke ...
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Abstract: paleolimnology workshop

A two-day workshop was convened October 8-9, 2008 to review and synthesize sediment core studies conducted in sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) nursery lakes in British Columbia, Alaska, and the northwest ...
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Raincoast Wolves posterchild

BC's unique coastal wolves grace the cover of the Journal of Biogeography.  The current issue features work by Raincoast scientists that concludes BC coastal wolves should be considered a distinct ...
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Review of British Columbia’s Wildlife Act

This is a response to the Ministry of Environment’s review of the Wildlife Act in 2007.  It was submitted by the Sierra Legal Defense Fund (now EcoJustice) and University of ...
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The Last Wild Wolves (2007)

The last wild Wolves: Ghosts of the Great Bear Rainforest (2007) By Ian McAllister and Raincoast's Dr. Chris Darimont, with foreword by Raincoast's Dr. Paul Paquet. Published by Greystone Books ...
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Juvenile Salmon Migration Mapping Report

Raincoast investigated juvenile salmon habitat use along BC's central coast in order to identify primary migration routes. This is a year-one report. Juvenile Salmon Migration Mapping Report ...
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