Coastal Insights online education series about nature, people, and place is now complete and available

coastal insights online education series about nature people and place is now complete and available

The pandemic has impacted our lives in many ways, particularly with regard to learning in schools and experiential programming. Teachers have had to fast-track their technological skills and shift from their regular face to face connections with students to engaging …

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Open letter to The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau: Curb the wildlife trade

open letter to the right honourable justin trudeau curb the wildlife trade

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 July 27, 2020 Download the open letter (PDF) Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: The undersigned Canadian animal protection organizations and scientific experts …

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Research: Addressing poor statistical support for wolf control and maternal penning as conservation measures for endangered mountain caribou

research addressing poor statistical support for wolf control and maternal penning as conservation measures for endangered mountain caribou

A new study demonstrates that addressing potential threats from wolves has not slowed the decline of mountain caribou in British Columbia and Alberta. The scientists looked closely at the data provided in a previous study that examined how 18 caribou …

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No evidence that predator control will save endangered mountain caribou, study says

no evidence that predator control will save endangered mountain caribou study says

Photo by Ian Harland. Detecting errors that overturn conclusions from previous research, a new study shows that addressing potential threats from wolves has not in fact slowed the decline of mountain caribou in British Columbia and Alberta. The freely-available open-access …

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

study spatial patterns and rarity of the whitee28090phased spirit bear allele reveal gaps in habitat protection

Spirit bears are rarer and less protected than we thought. 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 …

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New study reveals rarity of the Spirit bear and gaps in their protection in the Great Bear Rainforest

new study reveals rarity of the spirit bear and gaps in their protection in the great bear rainforest

Klemtu, British Columbia: 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 …

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Come experience the Kitlope – the next hunting tenure where we plan to safeguard coastal carnivores

come experience the kitlope the next hunting tenure where we plan to safeguard coastal carnivores

Raincoast currently has an agreement to purchase the exclusive rights to guide trophy hunters in an area of over 5000 sq. km., which includes all of the Kitlope/ Nuyum Jees Conservancy. This is the next step in our campaign to …

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New video highlights threats to Fraser River estuary, salmon and killer whales from Terminal 2 port expansion

new video highlights threats to fraser river estuary salmon and killer whales from terminal 2 port expansion

Sidney, British Columbia: A new short video, produced by Raincoast Conservation Foundation and supported by a coalition of conservation groups, highlights the threats to the Fraser estuary from the proposed Terminal 2 expansion. The Port of Vancouver wants to double …

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Terminal 2 report finds “significant adverse and cumulative effects” to endangered killer whales and Fraser River Chinook

terminal 2 report finds significant adverse and cumulative effects to endangered killer whales and fraser river chinook

Sidney, BC: The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency issued its findings today on the ecological implications from the expansion of the shipping terminal at Roberts Bank in the Fraser Estuary. Raincoast and its intervenor partners, all represented by Ecojustice, made extensive …

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