black bear

Black background, spirit bear shines bright with gleaming fish in mouth among rocks and water

Spirit bear tenure

We purchased the Spirit bear tenure in 2011.

It covers an area of approximately 3,500 square km including the islands portion of a large territory owned by a private European shooting club. It contains the vast majority of known Spirit …

Scientist in black T shirt and pants and black cap wearing pale blue latex gloves holds palm of hand near trip wire. She gazes at it intently surrounded by lush bright green trees.

Virtual connection and support

With coronavirus affecting normalcy around the world, the Raincoast Lab at the University of Victoria is not going to be doing fieldwork this season, and instead will maintain virtual connection, support from afar.

Ilona Mihalik shared about the work the …

Two bears in water with wet hair face the camera

Raincoast’s applied research

Although the Raincoast lab is known for its work on grizzly, black, and Spirit bears, we also conduct applied research on other organisms.⠀

Our general rule of thumb is to work on plants, animals, or relationships in the natural world …

bear asleep in the grass

Safe for now

Safe for now.

Our campaign with Coastal First Nations to Safeguard Coastal Carnivores will mean a permanent end to commercial trophy hunting of all large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest.

This summer maybe you can help?

Grizzlies are currently …

A sign in the Vancouver terminal supplied by Coastal First Nations that reads "Trophy Hunting is Closed in the Great Bear Rainforest. Respect our traditional laws. Nuxalk, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai'xai, Wuikinuxv,

Trophy hunting is closed

At Vancouver (YVR) heading up to Great Bear Rainforest for expedition on Raincoast conservation research vessel Achiever. Awesome to see “Trophy hunting is closed” sign prominently displayed in south terminal! 

#coastalfirstnations #heiltsuk #kitasoo/xai’xais #nuxalk #wuikinuxv #grizzlybear #blackbear #wolf #spiritbear #savethegreatbears …

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