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Weddings, animal welfare, conservation policy and…marriage

Victoria couple, Laylí and Niño, with their family on their wedding day

Published on 2017.10.23 | by Sherwin Arnott | in Raincoast Blog

There is widespread agreement that the commercial and recreational hunting of animals, like grizzly bears, must stop. But sometimes the passion and energy that humans have to bring science and sound policy and compassion to these issues is missed…

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And the winner is…

Daniel Terry calls me

Published on 2017.07.07 | by Sherwin Arnott | in Raincoast Blog

We met up today to draw the name of the lucky winner of our Save the Great Bears draw! We can’t thank you all enough for your smiles and energy and donations…

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One week left to enter and win a trip in the Great Bear Rainforest

A collage of social media contest entries with the Grizzly Bar.

Published on 2017.06.23 | by Ross Dixon, Communications & Development Director | in Raincoast Blog

There’s one week left and everyone at Raincoast is hoping that if you haven’t already entered our contest, you will before July 1st. You can help us stop the killing of bears, and you can win a ten day trip in the Great Bear Rainforest…

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New dietary study reveals salmon hotspots for grizzly and black bears across 700,000 square kilometres

A bear in Mussel Inlet.

Published on 2017.06.22 | by Raincoast | in Raincoast Blog

This study represents a decade of work covering an area reaching 1000km into BC and provides resource managers – Indigenous and Western alike – with dietary information from hundreds of bears across thousands of square kilometres, shedding light on the ecological interconnections of ecology in the expansive bear-salmon-human system…

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Three steps to winning a trip to the Great Bear Rainforest

Save the Great Bears: people pose with their Grizzly Bars and three bears stare into the camera

Published on 2017.05.26 | by Ross Dixon, Communications & Development Director | in Raincoast Blog

July 1st is still a ways away but we want to make sure you know how easy it is help us Save the Great Bears and enter to win a trip onboard the Achiever. There are three easy steps…

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Opportunity: Student Research Assistant – Lower Fraser Salmon Program

Work with Raincoast scientists in the Fraser Delta estuary

Published on 2017.05.16 | by Raincoast | in Raincoast Blog

We are seeking a research assistant to join our our team for a temporary (3-month) summer contract to assist in engaging with local stewardship groups and to map salmon habitat in ArcGIS. This contract will be focused on identifying the potential for salmon habitat…

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Coastal bird populations and Big Oil

Published on 2017.05.12 | by Raincoast | in Raincoast Blog, Reports & Books

Times Colonist: Raincoast studies helped put nails in the coffin of the Northern Gateway pipeline. Excerpt for the book “At sea with the marine birds of the Raincoast by Dr. Caroline Fox…

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Grizzly Bar locations, coast to coast

Published on 2017.05.03 | by Sherwin Arnott | in Raincoast Blog

The hunt for Grizzly Bars is heating up and now is a good time for us to thank the many retail stores that have stepped up to sell Denman Island Chocolates’s Grizzly Bar. There are too many to name, so we made a map…

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Thank you everyone that came out last night

Lush Cosmetics presents: Trophy

Published on 2017.04.27 | by Sherwin Arnott | in Raincoast Blog

People swarmed the Vic Theatre last night to watch Trophy a beautiful film by Inder Nirwan and Lush Cosmetics. This film explores trophy hunting of grizzly bears in BC…

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