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BearID
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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 …

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

Join Raincoast Conservation and guests in a conversation about Indigenous leader Wa’xaid, Cecil Paul
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Join Raincoast Conservation and guests in a conversation about Indigenous leader Wa’xaid, Cecil Paul

On Thursday Nov 21st at 7pm at the University of Victoria (David Turpin Building Room A120), join a conversation with author Briony Penn, Raincoast’s Brian Falconer, and photographer Alex Harris, hosted by CBC’s Bob McDonald. They’ll share stories about one …

New research suggests that trophy hunters are willing to pay more money for larger-bodied carnivores
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New research suggests that trophy hunters are willing to pay more money for larger-bodied carnivores

New research suggests that trophy hunters are willing to pay more money for larger-bodied carnivores.

Research from the Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab at the University of Victoria suggests that guided hunters pay more to kill larger carnivores, reflecting a …

New published Raincoast Conservation study shows the importance of different habitats to preserve fish biodiversity in the Fraser River estuary
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New published Raincoast Conservation study shows the importance of different habitats to preserve fish biodiversity in the Fraser River estuary

The Fraser River estuary supports a multitude of fish species, and is a crucial habitat for juvenile salmon from throughout the Fraser watershed. Currently however, more than 70% of the rearing habitat historically accessible to these salmon has been lost …

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