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The Magic of Cougars

Times Colonist
January 22, 2011

Cougars help make Vancouver Island what it is. Most of us never see one. But their existence confirms that the wildness at the heart of this land has not been lost as humans have claimed more and more space for their own….

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Skinny bear cubs baffle experts

By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist January 6, 2011

Underweight bear cubs from all over the Island are being taken to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre in greater numbers than ever before…

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Black bears prefer waterfront

By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist
December 18, 2010

Remote waterfront property has its limitations when it comes to comfortable, long-term winter accommodation. None of that, though, apparently deters Vancouver Island black bears…

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Journal Watch: Let them run

“Ask not what a park can do for spawning salmon. Ask what robust salmon runs could do for the park – and for coastal fishing communities.” Read the story about Raincoast’s proposal for including wildlife in salmon management…

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Animal-welfare needs to go wild say Raincoast scientists

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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