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Looking up through green blades of grass, which are in the water, at a woman in an orange vest holding a line out into the water and looking at a device in her hand. The sky is blue and cloudy.

International Women’s Day

From the original Raincoast scientist – Misty MacDuffy – to the majority of our lab team @universityofvictoria and board members – Maureen Gordon and JJ Woodland – women continue to play a leading role in every aspect of our work. Science and conservation certainly have room for more gender balance.

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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