Raincoast research

BearID

BearID

BearID detects a bear’s face in an image and classifies the individual. It’s facial recognition for bears!

Dr. Melanie Clapham, a postdoctoral researcher at University of Victoria working with Raincoast’s Applied Conservation Science lab has been exploring facial recognition technology …

Raincoast launches Wolf School in partnership with the Wolf Conservation Center
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Raincoast launches Wolf School in partnership with the Wolf Conservation Center

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Raincoast Conservation and Wolf Conservation Center are launching Wolf school this Wednesday, August 19. Register for free.

Our aim is to broaden the public’s understanding of wolves, especially the wild population of wolves in British Columbia.

Over the course …

Chris Darimont talks to Todd Howard on Pacific Rim College Radio about conservation science, forest ecology, and safeguarding wildlife

Chris Darimont talks to Todd Howard on Pacific Rim College Radio about conservation science, forest ecology, and safeguarding wildlife

In this episode, Chris and Todd Howard discuss the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and his work as the Science Director. Chris helps to shed some light on British Columbia’s dwindling forests, the logging industry, and the limitations of commercial-scale tree planting. …

New publication on “supporting resurgent Indigenous-led stewardship” to advance conservation

New publication on “supporting resurgent Indigenous-led stewardship” to advance conservation

A new publication discusses how conservation actions to safeguard biodiversity could be advanced through partnerships with, and leadership of, resurgent Indigenous governments.

This new open access study, “Supporting resurgent Indigenous-led stewardship: a nascent mechanism for just and effective conservation”, …