Gitga’at, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv territories

Over the coming weeks Raincoast scientists will join friends and colleagues in Gitga’at, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv territories. With the Central Coast First Nations Bear Working Group we monitor bears in area of more than 22,000 square kilometres. This long-term monitoring of grizzly and black bears combines traditional ecological knowledge with cutting edge science to address conservation issues defined by the communities we work with. Learn more about Safeguarding Coastal Carnivores.

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30th Salish Sea Ecosystem conference in Seattle

This week Raincoast scientists will be presenting our research at the 30th Salish Sea Ecosystem conference in Seattle. We be presenting on Southern Resident killer whale recovery, the impacts of oil spills and marine mammals and salmon research and conservation in the Lower Fraser river. Find us and say hi!

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“Saving the Great Bears” was always about more that the bears

Saving the Great Bears was always about more that the bears. Our goal, in partnership with Coastal First Nations, is to permanently end commercial trophy hunting of all large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest and we have refreshed our campaign to recognize this. Our strategy is still to buy all the remaining commercial hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest. Can you help Safeguard Coastal Carnivores?

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Could you join Raincoast aboard our research vessel in 2018?

Could you join Raincoast aboard our research vessel in 2018? "Over the past 12 years and countless nautical miles Raincoast’s dedicated research vessel Achiever has clocked in over 10,000 engine hours plying coastal waters to support our research, education and conservation programs. 2017 was no different with Achiever spending 7 months during spring, summer, and fall in the Great Bear Rainforest and the Salish Sea. In May, our spring ‘hunts’ visited lush estuaries as the days grew longer and bears were down low grazing on sedges. Marine wildlife started to make their way back to the rich, cold waters of the coast. Their annual migration to foraging areas beginning and lasting well into fall." Head to our website for the full blog from our skipper @sinclairne Photo by Nicholas Sinclair.…

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We’re grateful for many things – not least a fantastic team

We're grateful for many things - not least a fantastic staff. Pictured here is Nick Sinclair -@sinclairne - skipper of our research vessel Achiever. From leading trips into the Great Bear Rainforest with research partners, media and guests to converting Achiever into a floating classroom for youth engagement, Nick keeps us safe, entertained and always looking forward to the next time aboard. #pnw #sailing #conservation #thanksgiving Photo by April Bencze.

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