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Happy Holidays from Raincoast

Chris Genovali aboard the Acheiver on a sunny day.

Published on 2017.12.24 | by Chris Genovali, Executive Director | in Conservation update

As the Christmas holiday arrives, your print version of Tracking Raincoast will be arriving soon as well. In the interim, I encourage you to take a look at our online version of Tracking Raincoast as this year…

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A gift of abundance for Southern Resident killer whales

An illustration of Southern Resident killer whales bunching in a beautiful green ambient light.

Published on 2017.12.21 | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director | in Conservation update

As 2017 draws to a close, all of us at Raincoast are buoyed by the news that grizzly hunting across the entirety of British Columbia will finally end. Thank you for supporting our 20+ years…

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Jubilation over NDP decision to stop grizzly hunting in British Columbia

A grizzly bear looks out over the misty forests of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Published on 2017.12.18 | by Chris Genovali, Executive Director | in Conservation update

Raincoast Conservation Foundation is hailing the NDP government’s announcement ending grizzly hunting in not only the Great Bear Rainforest, but the entire province. It is an enormous conservation victory for wildlife in British Columbia…

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On our way to securing the Nadeea tenure

A Sitka Spruce shows how much money we've already raised: $150,000.

Published on 2017.12.14 | by Brian Falconer, Guide Outfitter Coordinator | in Conservation update

We launched the campaign to raise $500,000 to purchase the Nadeea commercial hunting tenure the end of November. Now on behalf of Raincoast and our Coastal First Nations partners, I’m happy to report significant progress…

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Raincoast submission on the grizzly hunt consultation

A grizzly bear stands in the long grass on the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest: Save the Great Bears.

Published on 2017.11.09 | by Chris Genovali, Executive Director | in Conservation update

On November 1, 2017, Raincoast submitted our comments to the Province of British Columbia’s grizzly hunt consultation process…

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Why Canada needs to codify Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

An oil tanker is hit by a wave in heavy seas.

Published on 2017.11.06 | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director | in Conservation update

Misty MacDuffee travelled to Ottawa last week to give testimony to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee in support of Bill C-48…

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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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