Terminal 2 Backgrounder: Impacts to Fraser Chinook salmon

Terminal 2 Backgrounder: Impacts to Fraser Chinook salmon

The Port of Vancouver is proposing to double the size of its shipping terminal at Roberts Bank beside the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. The existing terminal is already a significant presence in the Fraser estuary. Its 210-acre container terminal connects to the largest coal terminal in North America. A four-kilometre long causeway across the Fraser estuary facilitates truck and rail transit between the terminal and the shore…

Research: Addressing poor statistical support for wolf control and maternal penning as conservation measures for endangered mountain caribou

Research: Addressing poor statistical support for wolf control and maternal penning as conservation measures for endangered mountain caribou

A new study shows that while addressing potential threats from wolves does not seem to be effective, an important new signal has emerged from the data: ecotype.

Current situational analysis of BC wolves

Current situational analysis of BC wolves

In British Columbia, Canada, wolves continue to be killed through a variety of means. These include legal recreational hunting and trapping. Our goal is to stop the hunting and trapping of BC’s wolves. Our initial initiative includes educating the public about the biology, behavior and ecology of wolves and their current situation in British Columbia…

Study: Spatial patterns and rarity of the white‐phased ‘Spirit bear’ allele reveal gaps in habitat protection

Study: Spatial patterns and rarity of the white‐phased ‘Spirit bear’ allele reveal gaps in habitat protection

New research has identified that the small genetic change responsible for Spirit bears – a rare, white-coated form of black bears – is up to 50% rarer in the Great Bear Rainforest than previously estimated. The study also indicates that geographic hotspots, where the Spirit bear version of the gene was especially prominent lack adequate protection from resource extraction…

In memory of Dr. Michael Soulé

In memory of Dr. Michael Soulé

Michael Soulé’s work has been central to the growth of conservation science. He has been called the grandfather of conservation biology. Soulé has been an important source of knowledge, counsel, and insight to many of the scientists at Raincoast Conservation Foundation. May 28, 1936 – June 17, 2020 Thoughtful counsel and generosity My last conversations…

Takaya the grey wolf will become B.C.’s Cecil the lion

Takaya the grey wolf will become B.C.’s Cecil the lion

Without the crushing emotional burden of a pandemic, Takaya the grey wolf would surely and immediately emerge as British Columbia’s Cecil the Lion. His senseless killing by a hunter this week could – and should – leave a significant and enduring mark on society and provincial wildlife management. To get there, however, we need to…

Come experience the Kitlope – the next hunting tenure where we plan to safeguard coastal carnivores

Come experience the Kitlope – the next hunting tenure where we plan to safeguard coastal carnivores

On June 17 from 7-8pm Pacific, join Raincoast’s Brian Falconer and Alex Harris to find out how the Safeguarding Coastal Carnivores campaign is progressing, and hear stories from Brian, who has long been involved in protecting the Kitlope…

Coastal Insights: Raincoast’s education program goes live

Coastal Insights: Raincoast’s education program goes live

Spring marks the anticipated shift in seasons; as the days get longer, new shoots emerge and bird songs become a welcome daily tune. Typically, it represents an exciting time for Raincoast science teams with the start of our busy field season and work throughout iconic regions of British Columbia’s coast. The Achiever takes to BC’s…