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Bear hair as a research tool

Lauren Henson of the Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab at University of Victoria uses bear hair to research population structures of grizzly and black bears from the interior of B.C. to the coast. She just wrote an article…

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Stories from the Magic Canoe

Wa’xaid, Cecil Paul, was the last person born in the Kitlope and is chief of the killer whale clan of the Xenaksiala. Under his leadership, protection of the Kitlope set the stage for what would become the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement. From a first ban…

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 …

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