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I am riding my bike to save coastal carnivores, and you can help me

Ilona Mihalik poses with her bike at the top of PKOLS.

Published on 2018.09.06 | by Ilona Mihalik, Research Associate | in Raincoast Blog

This area is home to each of these large carnivores, in addition to grizzly bears and wolverines. Unfortunately, they can all (with the exception of grizzly bears) be legally hunted for sport. You can help me protect them…

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Koeye Camp – 20 years of engaging youth in science and culture

Raincoast scientists learning with a camper on making grizzly bear paw cast

Published on 2018.08.22 | by Maureen Vo, Education and Development Coordinator | in Raincoast Blog

Every summer, Raincoast joins and supports the Qqs Project Society with Koeye camp, an innovative camp program that takes place in the Koeye River valley. This year was a particularly special year as it marked the 20-year anniversary of the camp…

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Angela Gnyp: A wilderness artist down under

Published on 2018.08.15 | by Angela Gnyp | in Raincoast Blog

When I first found out about Raincoast’s goal to buy up the commercial hunting territories in 2013, it was something I couldn’t ignore. So, on discovering the opportunity to fundraise for the Safeguarding Coastal Carnivores campaign earlier this year, I knew I had to sign up…

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Trail running to safeguard the Nadeea tenure

Baylee runs in the XTERRA Victoria Trail Run

Published on 2018.07.17 | by Baylee Woodley | in Raincoast Blog

I was a little out of my comfort zone to ask people to donate, but it was so worth it! My fundraising for Raincoast has been about giving back to the natural world that sustains me and that sustains my love of running…

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Giordano Corlazzoli: Running for Coastal Carnivores

Giordano Corlazzoli and his parents stand together after a marathon.

Published on 2018.07.11 | by Giordano Corlazzoli | in Raincoast Blog

The planned route for my run takes me over 500 kilometers from Port Hardy to Victoria, traveling along the Old Island Highway when possible. I will be running about a marathon’s distance a day, with the actual daily distance varying from as little as 32 km, to as much as…

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Summer employment opportunity

The rises while we head out on the Lower Fraser to conduct our research

Published on 2018.03.17 | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director | in Raincoast Blog

Are you a biology student looking for a great summer job? Check out Raincoast’s juvenile salmon program in the Fraser Estuary. We are looking to hire two field assistants…

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Thank you to the Community Fund and the provincial employees who thought of us

A collection of portraits of professional people.

Published on 2017.12.11 | by Sherwin Arnott | in Raincoast Blog

The Provincial Employee Community Services Fund (PECSF) is a volunteer driven organization working with BC Public Service employees. It’s pronounced pek-sef. It’s an employee-driven, giving program. They make it easy for provincial employees to make tax deductible donations to registered charities, including Raincoast…

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Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Green Business Award

Holding up our Green Business of the Year Award notice, with Saanich fields in the background.

Published on 2017.12.07 | by Ross Dixon, Communications & Development Director | in Raincoast Blog

This fall, Raincoast was recognized with the Green Business of the Year Award. We’re honoured to accept this award and look forward to more years of being a good neighbour and committed team of scientists and conservationists…

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Next step for safeguarding large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest

A wolverine stands in a stream below a log overhead, with a salmon head hanging from its mouth.

Published on 2017.11.28 | by Brian Falconer, Guide Outfitter Coordinator | in Raincoast Blog

Raincoast Conservation Foundation, with the support of Coastal First Nations, has struck a deal to buy a fourth trophy hunting licence in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. The exclusive commercial licence covers an area of more than 2,300 square kilometres of rich habitat for large carnivores, including grizzlies, black bears, Spirit bears, wolves…

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