Today we published important new research based on the results from over 1,400 bear hair samples collected over an area of over 690,000 square kilometres (an area larger than France). Pictured here is Megan Adams (@mtncypress). She is the studies lead author, Raincoast biologist and Raincoast-Hakai Scholar at University of Victoria.
Produced with our Coastal First Nations partners and others, this research indicates the importance of salmon streams far inland and suggests that habitat protections need to extend beyond existing boundaries to support the conservation of all species that rely on them, including bears.
Photo by Jeremy Koreski (@jeremykoreski).
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