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Fear itself can help restore ecosystems

Raccoon foraging in intertidal zone

Published on 2016.02.23 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

A new study by Raincoast scientists and collaborators demonstrates that the fear top predators inspire can have cascading effects down the food chain critical to maintaining healthy ecosystems…

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Conservation groups urge the NEB to reject Kinder Morgan pipeline

Published on 2016.01.25 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

“The quantity of Kinder Morgan’s evidence does not make it quality evidence,” said Karen Campbell, Ecojustice lawyer for Raincoast and Living Oceans…

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Value of the Salish Sea revealed in new report

Published on 2016.01.20 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

Raincoast’s a new report today encourages decision makers and residents to fully consider what is at stake from a host of proposed coastal energy and shipping projects…

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Province quietly extends public consultation period on Peace Region grizzly and wolf hunt proposals

Published on 2016.01.08 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

Press Release: BC government has extended its public feedback period to January 31, for proposals to increase trophy killing of wolves and grizzly bears…

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Media release: NHL’s Clayton Stoner in court today on multiple charges for grizzly killing

Published on 2015.10.09 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

NHLer Clayton Stoner is appearing in court today to face multiple charges regarding his trophy killing of a well-known grizzly bear…

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Raincoast and partners go to court to quash Enbridge pipeline approval

Published on 2015.10.05 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders, In the News

Environmental groups are in court today making the case for why the federal government’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline should be revoked…

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The human super predator revealed

Published on 2015.08.20 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders, Scientific Literature

A study by Raincoast scientists just released in the journal Science identifies humans as the planet’s super predator…

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Conservation groups call for salmon protection in the face of extreme conditions

salmon swimming underwater

Published on 2015.07.21 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders, In the News

Six conservation groups are calling on DFO to act on unprecedented river conditions by reducing mixed stock fisheries and protecting spawning salmon…

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Novel species interactions: black bears respond to Pacific herring spawn

Pacific herring top banner

Published on 2015.05.26 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

Raincoast researchers document the first scientific evidence of a cross-ecosystem interaction between Pacific herring and black bears, two prominent species that play substantive roles in coastal ecosystems…

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