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Conservation update

New research indicates increasing Chinook salmon abundance and reducing disturbance is essential for Southern Resident killer whale recovery

Southern Resident Killer Whales in the Salish Sea.

Published on 2017.10.26 | by Raincoast | in Conservation update

Our new study shows a 25% chance that these iconic whales could be lost within the next 100 years. With appropriate and resolute actions, however, this risk of extinction could be significantly reduced…

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New Raincoast research paper examines the “what if” of oil spills

Killer whales in a tight formation on the BC coast.

Published on 2017.07.26 | by Adrianne Jarvela Rosenberger | in Conservation update

New research examines 21 marine mammal species present in BC waters and ranked them according to the potential for deleterious consequences in the event of an oil spill…

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Help us to consign the trophy hunt to history

A grizzly bear wades into the shallows, with Achiever anchored in the background: "Last day to win"

Published on 2017.06.30 | by Ross Dixon, Communications & Development Director | in Conservation update

Yes. Today is your last chance to win a unique 10 day adventure with Raincoast. Aboard our research vessel, Achiever, you’ll visit the estuaries and watersheds where bears…

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Where the salmon-loving bears roam

A sow and her cubs munch on grass at Grassy Point

Published on 2017.06.16 | by Megan Adams, Hakai-Raincoast Scholar | in Conservation update

After years of field work and collaboration, and months in the Raincoast lab, we’re very excited to share some insights from a new study, due for publication soon, that reveals habitat hotspots for grizzly bears across BC…

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