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Coastal Revival: A five part mini-series

Published on 2016.05.02 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

A new five-part documentary series, Coastal Revival, tells how First Nations, conservationists, researchers and ecotourism are combining to protect some of the BC’s most emblematic wildlife.

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Raincoast reps at Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference

A salt marsh at the mouth of the Fraser River is used by juvenile salmon, other fish species, and thousands of resident and migratory birds.

Published on 2016.04.12 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

Raincoast biologists are at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference this week discussing their work in the Salish Sea and the Fraser Estuary.

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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

Close up map of the Salish Sea, illustrating Southern Resident killer whale critical habitat, and overlapping oil tanker routes

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

Our threatened coast report cover over some salmon.

Published on 2016.01.20 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

Raincoast’s new report 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

No hunting symbol, depicting silhouette of man, rifle, wolf and grizzly bear

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

Pacific salmon swimming underwater along a creek bed.

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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Witnessing extinction: habitat loss, caribou and the wolf cull

Wolves standing in the cross hairs of a gun sight

Published on 2015.05.14 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

Eight environmental groups applaud a recently published scientific report that reveals how much habitat the caribou in the South Peace region have lost…

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Raincoast launches BC wolf cull billboard campaign

Published on 2015.04.16 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

Raincoast has launched a billboard campaign calling attention to the inhumane slaughter of wolves that is occurring at the hands of the BC government…

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