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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, Salmon

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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