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All of Raincoast’s published scientific papers, abstracts, and conference proceedings.

Sea lice from fish farms infect wild juvenile salmon in multiple regions

Fish farms on the BC coast threaten wild salmon

Published on 2010.11.09 | by Raincoast | in Backgrounders, Salmon

Today, the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences published findings by Raincoast and other researchers on sea lice infestations of wild juvenile salmon near salmon farms…

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Save some salmon for the bears and whales, study says

Grizzly wades through water with salmon in its mouth

Published on 2010.10.22 | by Raincoast | in Salmon

By Judith Lavoie,, October 21, 2010

A new paper by Raincoast and other scientists calls for changes in fishing plans to manage salmon for wildlife and other benefits…

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Salmon for Terrestrial Protected Areas

Published on 2010.10.21 | by Raincoast | in Salmon

When watersheds are protected for coastal wildlife such as grizzly bears, spirit bears and wolves, shouldn’t the salmon runs they depend on for food and energy receive protection protected as well?

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Animal-welfare needs to go wild say Raincoast scientists

Published on 2010.08.28 | by Raincoast | in Animal Welfare

A new study published in the Journal of Animal Welfare by Raincoast scientists Paul Paquet and Chris Darimont, argues that degrading or destroying habitats and other impacts of human activities on wildlife causes them to suffer.  As such, animal welfare considerations granted to domestic animals need to be expanded to include wild animals. Photo: grizzly […]

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Group says animal welfare rules should apply in the wild – and these images show you why

Published on 2010.08.27 | by Raincoast | in Scientific Literature

Remote cameras in the forests near Bella Bella show bears hanging out in a circle. By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist Photographs by: Raincoast Conservation Foundation. Animal-welfare rules that apply to animals in captivity like pets and farm animals should also apply to wildlife, says a newly published study by scientists from the Victoria -based Raincoast […]

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Wildlife conservation meets animal welfare

Published on 2010.08.26 | by Raincoast | in Animal Welfare

Paquet, P.C., and C.T. Darimont. 2010. Wildlife conservation meets animal welfare: two sides of the same coin? Animal Welfare 19: 177-190

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Would you like worms with that?

Published on 2010.04.22 | by Raincoast | in Coastal Wolves, Scientific Literature

Raincoast researchers publish paper on unexpected discovery. Conservation research can lead to unexpected findings. Sometimes these surprises relate to our core questions while other times they belong in a science fiction film.  One of these findings occurred while we were studying diseases that might harm wildlife in coastal BC. Though not what we set out […]

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Identification of nematodes in feces of gray wolves

Published on | by Raincoast | in Coastal Wolves

Heather M. Bryan, Kathrin A. Sim, Chris T. Darimont, Paul C. Paquet, Brent Wagner, Violeta Munoz- Fuentes,  Judit E. Smits, and Neil B. Chilton. 2o1o. Identification of Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei (Nematoda: Protostrongylidae) First-Stage Larvae in the Feces of Gray Wolves (Canis lupus) by Molecular Methods. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 46(1) 297–302

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Hibernation associated changes in POP levels and patterns in BC grizzly bears

Published on 2009.09.14 | by Raincoast | in Grizzly Bears

Christensen, J.R., M. MacDuffee, M.B Yunker, and P.S. Ross. 2007. Hibernation associated changes in persistent organic pollutants (POP) levels and patterns in British Columbia grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis). Environmental Science and Technology. 41: 1834-1840 Hibernation paper pdf

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