Raincoast research

A black bear tears open a salmon in the stream.

Biodiversity matters: diversity of salmon species is more important to black bears than simply the total amount of salmon

Biodiversity matters.  New research published today by Raincoast, Spirit Bear Research Foundation and The University of Victoria shows that the diversity of salmon species is more important to black bears than simply the total amount of salmon available.  This is further evidence that maintaining salmon species diversity is key to ensuring terrestrial wildlife – like black bears …

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Achiever rests in the quiet of the Great Bear Rainforest coast.

Tracking Raincoast into 2019 | Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Read Tracking Raincoast into 2019 online . You can also download Tracking Raincoast into 2019 and share with friends. This past summer, the world’s attention was focused on the critically endangered Southern Resident killer whale population that inhabits the Salish Sea and its outside coastal waters. Tahlequah (J35) carried her dead calf for more than two weeks in a …

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Researchers on in Gitga’at, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv territories.

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 …

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