The invisible migration is underway! Chum, pink, and today... our first juvenile Chinook of the season in the Fraser River estuary...
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?
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.…
Nice to see the sun.
Like a hand in a glove bears fit the coastal landscape. Trophy hunting never will. Buying the rights to shoot these animals is the ironic solution to their protection. Partnered with @cfngbi @raincoastconservation is now raising funds to permanently lend bears, wolves, cougars and other wildlife the protection they deserve. Safeguard Coastal Carnivores
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.
I'm not just interested in terrestrial predators. I promise.
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