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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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Pencil drawing of a bear and wolf sniffing each others' face.

Why safeguard coastal carnivores? One of the reasons has to do with safeguarding a large, healthy, and diverse ecosystem

Why safeguard coastal carnivores? One of the reasons has to do with safeguarding a large, healthy, and diverse ecosystem (including animals, plants, place, and yes, even us humans). Large carnivores play an important role in ecosystem health. Cougars, wolves and bears, for example, are imposing predators. In the animal world, their presence alone (regardless of …

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