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Cougars: BC’s neglected carnivore

Published on 2011.01.19 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

In anticipation of the first provincial management plan for cougars, Raincoast Conservation Foundation released the report, British Columbia’s Neglected Carnivore: a conservation assessment and conservation planning guide for Cougars.

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Cougars: BC’s neglected carnivores

Published on | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders, Reports & Books

In anticipation of a provincial management plan for cougars, Raincoast released the report on our neglected carnivore:

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DFO seeks to undo important precedent for at-risk species

Published on 2011.01.17 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2011

VANCOUVER — Environmental groups vowed today to fight DFO’s appeal of a decisive and precedent-setting Federal Court ruling that declared that DFO must protect critical habitat of killer whales…

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Legal victory offers hope for killer whales

Published on 2010.12.07 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

Media Release, December 7, 2010

Federal Court rules DFO failed to protect B.C. resident killer whale critical habitat. Conservation groups, represented by Ecojustice, have won a landmark decision…

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Scientists Urge Canada to Protect Its Rainforests

Published on 2010.11.17 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

Raincoast senior scientist Dr. Paul Paquet is a co-author of new book highlighting the urgent need for Canada to protect its rainforests as climate change insurance…

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Sea lice from fish farms infect wild juvenile salmon in multiple regions

Fish farms on the BC coast threaten wild salmon

Published on 2010.11.09 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders, Scientific Literature

Today, the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences published findings by Raincoast and other researchers on sea lice infestations of wild juvenile salmon near salmon farms…

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Salmon management should Include wildlife

Grizzly wades through water with salmon in its mouth

Published on 2010.10.22 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

As this year’s salmon head upstream, scientists have spawned a game-changing idea about how taking less salmon from the ocean might bring more benefits to ecosystems and economies…

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Scientists call on Nova Scotia to Stop Coyote Bounty

Published on 2010.10.14 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

Astounding scientists and conservationists, Nova Scotia has declared a coyote bounty. Guised as a “pelt incentive plan” the bounty would provide $20 per coyote. But coyote bounties don’t work to control the population…

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Feds sued over failure to protect killer whales

Published on 2010.06.15 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders

Case could determine future of Canada’s at-risk species MEDIA RELEASE  June 15, 2010 VANCOUVER – Conservation groups, represented by Ecojustice, are back in Federal Court today after launching a lawsuit against Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) over the protection of B.C.’s resident killer whales. If successful, the case will ensure stronger legal protection […]

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