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

Remote cameras in the forests near Bella Bella show bears hanging out in a circle. 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 Conservation Foundation. The peer-reviewed paper, published in the British scientific […]

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Field Notes: Saving our bears

Outpost Magazine,  April 2010, by Chris Darimont In one of Nature’s most elegant pas de daux, salmon and bear engage in a delicate dance for survival.  The bear is losing… We’re searching for solutions to one of the most critical questions facing coastal B.C. today: how to guarantee grizzlies enough salmon to ensure their survival. […]

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Not your average bear

Albino grizzly bear Great Bear Rainforest

Seaside Times, April 2010, By Chris Genovali, Executive Director, Raincoast Conservation Foundation As Raincoast’s research vessel Achiever pulled into the inlet on British Columbia’s north coast I glassed the port side shoreline with my binoculars, checking for wildlife.  It was that magical time right before dusk when unexpected and unusual things often manifest in the […]

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Survival of the smallest

Humans have evolutionary impact on animals; our prey is getting smaller, breeding earlier MacLeans Magazine, February, 2010 by Rachel Mendleson As a general rule, it’s tough to get the public engaged in science. Which is why Victoria-based environmental researcher Chris Darimont says he’s “thrilled” about the attention his findings on the evolutionary impacts of hunting […]

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Human-driven Evolution

Raincoast’s Chris Darimont speaks to NPR Ira Flatow, host of NPR’s Science Friday, interviews Raincoast’s Dr. Chris Darimont on the impacts of human predation on the evolution of hunted species. click here for the interview Can humans angling for the prize-winning fish shift the course of evolution? Research published this week in the Proceedings of […]

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Climate change calls for land-use plan rethink

Special to the Times Colonoist, Chris Genovali, July 21, 2009 The spectre of rising sea levels and ecological change from climate disruption show land-use plans for Vancouver Island and the B.C. coast will need to be revisited and recalibrated to account for rapid and unabated climate change.

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Trophy-hunt packages will remain on eBay

Conservationists vow to continue campaign to stop postings of hunts Judith Lavoie Times-Colonist May 2, 2009 eBay is not ready to ban sales of trophy hunts on its popular buy-and-sell website, despite pressure from environmental groups. The Raincoast Conservation Foundation, based on Vancouver Island, has been a leader of the campaign to stop eBay

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