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Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid

Cecil Paul, Xenaksiala elder, at a book signing in Kitimat Valley.

Cecil Paul has told the story of that long journey in—what his granny called—the magic canoe. “Build a canoe and it will be supernatural and no matter how many people will come aboard to help you paddle to save your place of birth, it will never be full.” Raincoast is one of the many organizations who stepped into the magic canoe to support and learn from the traditional knowledge systems of the Xenaksiala…

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A first grizzly bear in the Kitlope

A stunning field of Lupin is framed by the epic mountains of the Kitlope.

Just days before being asked to go on a last-minute week-long trip to the Kitlope I had been glued to the pages of Cecil Paul and Briony Penn’s new book, Stories From the Magic Canoe. I was invited to visit as a guest aboard Maple Leaf, to capture visuals, to help with fundraising and awareness […]

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Back to the Kitlope

Cecil Paul and Brian Falconer sit on a river bank speaking about the Kitlope.

While Kitlope is protected from logging, and the current ban protects grizzly bears from hunting, there remains unfinished business in the Kitlope. Until now, commercial guides have been bringing trophy hunters into this place…

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On the brink of campaign success – New $50,000 match funding

A Grizzly bear rests on the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest.

From community events to marathon runners, grizzly bath bombs to grizzly bars, so many people have stepped up to support our efforts in partnership with Coastal First Nations. Each dollar you donate will now be doubled. Help us make 2018 a year to remember…

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Maxing out to protect coastal carnivores

Gio runs on the treadmill with a CO2 mask testing his oxygen uptake.

Hello again! If you read my first post from back in July, you’ll remember that I planned to run the length of the Island from Port Hardy to Victoria that summer. Due to several reasons, such as various injuries and a few issues regarding travel, I was not able to start my run as planned. […]

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A night to celebrate women in conservation

Women in Conservation, One Shot for Coastal Carnivores.

Join us at the Robert Bateman Centre to learn from, engage and celebrate female Indigenous partners, scientists, journalists, business owners, and philanthropists supporting conservation efforts to safeguard coastal carnivores of British Columbia…

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Join us for the Vancouver launch of our new photography show

A grizzly bear stands on a river bank looking down, with mist and clouds floating behind it in the Great Bear Rainforest.

A little over a week ago I was sitting in the magnificent estuary of the Khutze River, watching a grizzly bear mom with her three spring cubs, and scanning the estuary for wolves. I was sharing this place with others who are passionate about protecting the wildlife that calls this place home. I feel an […]

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