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

Juvenile Spirit bear and black bear mother stand by a river with salmon strewn across the bank.

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…

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We can end commercial trophy hunting in the Nadeea tenure

A grizzly bear stands in the neck and head deep fireweed, sniffing the air.

In the world we currently live in, it is such a rare opportunity to have a direct, tangible, positive impact. It can be excruciatingly difficult to know whether or not you are making a positive change. When you’re just one person, the world often seems so big, and the problems in it so insurmountable, that […]

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