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Environmentalists decry hunting's record toll on B.C. grizzlies

Published on 2008.04.18 | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director | in In the News

MARK HUME From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail April 15, 2008 at 3:57 AM EDT VANCOUVER — A record number of grizzly bears were killed in British Columbia last year, according to new figures released yesterday by environmental organizations. “It’s kind of shocking … very disturbing,” Chris Genovali of the Raincoast Conservation Society said of provincial […]

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Greens call for grizzly-hunt moratorium after record year of kills

Published on 2008.04.04 | by Raincoast | in In the News

John Colebourn, The Province Published: Thursday, April 17, 2008 A record number of grizzly bears was killed in B.C. last year, prompting environmental groups to call for a moratorium on hunting the animals. Statistics obtained by the Raincoast Conservation Society show 430 grizzlies were killed in B.C. in 2007.

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Rally sounded a warning. Is anybody listening?

Published on 2008.04.01 | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director | in In the News

Island’s old-growth forests continue to disappear while governments do little Chris Genovali, Special to Times Colonist, Page A11 Published: Thursday, April 03, 2008 It was heartening to see the strong show of support for Vancouver Island’s dwindling old growth forests (“Logging protesters circle legislature,” Times Colonist March 29) at the rally over the weekend.

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Oil Subsidies Undermine Tax

Published on 2008.02.27 | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director | in In the News

By CHRIS GENOVALI Victoria Times Colonist: Letters to the Editor Published: Thursday, February 21, 2008 While the Liberals try to foster a transition to a low-carbon economy via the new carbon-pricing initiative, their budget announcement simultaneously includes a 24 per cent increase in oil and gas subsidies, in addition to further funding and promotion of […]

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A walk on the wild side

Published on 2008.02.19 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Compiled by Joseph Blake, Times Colonist Thursday, February 28, 2008 Tonight’s “A Great Bear Rainforest Odyssey” is a very special evening of lectures and multimedia presentations about the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest.

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One with the wolves

Published on 2008.02.18 | by Raincoast | in In the News

Monday Magazine By Bill Stuart Feb 27 2008 Chris Darimont goes north to the Great Bear Rainforest No question, wolves have gotten a bad rap through literature and folklore over the years, but in truth they are an essential part of many northern ecosystems. Thanks to the work of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and scientists […]

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Tracking Raincoast into 2008

Published on 2008.02.17 | by Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director | in In the News

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Alarm over sea lice spreads

Published on 2008.01.28 | by Raincoast | in In the News

By Stephen Hume Vancouver Sun January 28, 2008 If British Columbia’s wild salmon runs were damaged by a sea lice crisis similar to those in Norway, Scotland and Ireland, who should be accountable?

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Great Bear Rainforest Agreement

Published on 2005.09.01 | by Raincoast | in In the News

An ongoing assessment of British Columbia’s efforts in protecting the Great Bear Rainforest September 1, 2005 Proposed land use plans for Great Bear Rainforest scientifically inadequate The British Columbia government is currently deciding whether or not to legally implement a new conservation blueprint for the Great Bear Rainforest. After years of consultation with the forestry […]

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