A Raccoon walks down a rocky hilly area

The impact of the absence of wolves, cougars and bears

Raincoast conservation scientist Justin Suraci’s work has shown that in the absence of wolves, cougars and bears many of the British Columbia southern Gulf Islands have experienced ‘meso predator release’ in which smaller predators like raccoons are having significant impacts to the ecosystem, in particular foreshore environments. 

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