Ecology and Evolution: Functional response of wolves to human development across boreal North America

ecology and evolution functional response of wolves to human development across boreal north america

Previous research on how wolves are affected by human development have been limited in scope and location and the results were mixed. Wolves adapted in a range of ways depending on contextual factors like road or cutblock density. Research undertaken …

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Gvukva’áus Haíɫzaqv. House of the Haíɫzaqv, it’s always been here

gvukvaaus haic9abzaqv house of the haic9abzaqv its always been here

The Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) community of Waglisla (Bella Bella) who have been our friends, supporters and partners for over a generation, were about to celebrate the historic opening of the stunning new Gvukva’áus Haíɫzaqv (house of the Haíɫzaqv) with a five …

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Backgrounder on Canada’s Pacific salmon fishery losing its Marine Stewardship Council certification

backgrounder on canadas pacific salmon fishery losing its marine stewardship council certification

What is the Marine Stewardship Council? The Marine Stewardship Council, or “MSC”, is an international, independent non-profit organization which sets a standard for sustainable fishing. Fisheries that wish to demonstrate they are well-managed and sustainable compared to the science-based MSC …

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B.C.’s human-wildlife conflict response needs reform

b c s human wildlife conflict response needs reform

Recent events have raised important legal questions about the policies, practices, and procedures of the British Columbia Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS) for responding to human-wildlife conflicts. This past summer was marked by multiple encounters involving people and black bears in …

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Research: Trophy hunters pay more to target larger-bodied carnivores

research trophy hunters pay more to target larger bodied carnivores

The behaviour of human hunters diverges from other animals. Other predators tend to target vulnerable individuals in prey populations. Human animals, often males, tend to hunt large, reproductive-aged individuals. In the case of guided trophy hunting there are costs, like …

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How new research on habitats within the Fraser River estuary implicates conservation strategy

how new research on habitats within the fraser river estuary implicates conservation strategy

Raincoast biologist Misty MacDuffee joined Mark Brennae on CFAX 1070 to talk about the Fraser River and the fish that rely on its distinct and interconnected habitat. The Fraser Estuary supports more than 100 species that are recognized as “at-risk” …

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