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Exploring human dimensions of hunting via social science, evolutionary ecology, and personal experience

The Hunting Collective podcast brand to the left of Chris Darimont on a river in the central coast.

In episode 140 of The Hunting Collective podcast, Ben O’Brien does a fascinating and good-natured follow up interview with Dr. Barrie Gilbert. Dr. Gilbert is a prominent bear biologist, friend of Raincoast, and previous verbal sparring-partner with Ben (at least when it comes to the hunting of predators). Ben invited Dr. Gilbert back for another interview, and they made productive amends…

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Evidence, values, policy, and the advance of science

A rhinoceros and juvenile rhinoceros stand in the brown grass of the Botswana flats.

Last month, a group of scientists published a letter in the journal Science that advocated for trophy hunting, arguing that the practice can help safeguard biodiversity. In today’s issue of Science, there are six response letters, and Raincoast scientists (Drs. Kyle Artelle, Chris Darimont and Paul Paquet), contribute to three.  Our team argues that there […]

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A picture is worth 1000 words, but not at any price

Grizzly bear in the water, in the Great Bear Rainforest.

As critical as these images are, we are committed to using only images that are ethically obtained. These considerations are informed by our own conservation ethics and what we learn along the way. The points below are those from a code of conduct, given to us by Brad Hill and available in full on Brad’s website…

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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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Chris Genovali and Terry Moore on trophy hunting and the changing paradigm of “wildlife as commodity”

A black bear sits down in the river bank and sticks out it's tongue: Terry Moore and Chris Genovali.

This summer Raincoast executive director Chris Genovali spoke with Terry Moore to discuss the problems with trophy hunting in BC and globally. We learned last week that Terry Moore passed away. Our sincere condolences to Terry’s family and to his colleagues at CFAX. We have deep respect for his body of work as a journalist […]

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Next step for safeguarding large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest

A wolverine stands in a stream below a log overhead, with a salmon head hanging from its mouth.

Raincoast Conservation Foundation, with the support of Coastal First Nations, has struck a deal to buy a fourth trophy hunting licence in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. The exclusive commercial licence covers an area of more than 2,300 square kilometres of rich habitat for large carnivores, including grizzlies, black bears, Spirit bears, wolves…

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Save the great bears

A black bear stands with her Spirit bear cub

Help us bring a permanent end to commercial trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest Working with our Coastal First Nations partners, our goal is to acquire all remaining commercial hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest. You can help us extinguish guided hunting. Donate to Save the Great Bears Your donation will help us […]

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