Conservation groups send letter to Minister

Multiple conservation groups concerned about grizzly bears on the BC central coast have sent a letter to Environment Minister Barry Penner requesting a cancellation of the fall grizzly hunt.  Anecdotal accounts of very low bear numbers on fall streams warrants an immediate cautionary response by the government.  Since no population assessment or annual monitoring is…

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…

See You In September

See You In September

I always associate September with wild salmon and with its onset I’m reminded of a particularly affecting experience I once had with these remarkable fish.The pale afternoon light that is so peculiar to autumn filtered through the trees, refracting through the flowing water to the tessellation of river rocks below, giving the entire landscape a…