Eat Chocolate, Save Bears and Win a Great Bear Rainforest trip

Eat Chocolate, Save the Bears and Win a trip to the Great Bear Rainforest with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, British Columbia

How to Win a Great Bear Rainforest Trip with Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Right now, Raincoast Conservation Foundation‘s research vessel Achiever is sailing along the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, through coastal fjords, vast forests, and shorelines of one of the planet’s last great tracts of intact temperate coastal rainforest. Aboard, our guests hope to encounter coastal wolves, killer […]

A Fyke Net, Steve, Killer Whales and the Bella Rose

A fyke net, Steve, killer whales and the Bella Rose

It takes this and more to locate, capture, sample, release and analyze the results from our juvenile salmon field research in the Fraser River estuary near Vancouver, BC. On the Fraser’s shallow saltmarsh, a specialized fyke net is designed with wings that guide the fish toward the trap. Temporarily fixed to the channel bottom, this type of net is perfect for the delta’s tidal habitat.

One fyke net – $2,500

Even more important are Steve and […]

“Hunt” grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest with Raincoast

Grizzly bear and cubs in British Columbia, Canada

What is it like to go on a “grizzly hunt” in the Great Bear Rainforest aboard Raincoast’s 70-foot research vessel the Achiever? This year, why not join us and find out.

Having now acquired three commercial hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest that cover 30,000 km2, we need to conduct annual “hunts” within these areas. But the only trophies you’ll return with are fantastic memories and photos. We shoot only with cameras.

Your days will be spent hunting for grizzly bears […]

Protecting coastal British Columbia through Ecotourism

Grizzly Hunter departs BC with Rich Array of Trophies, British Columbia, Canada. Grizzly cub nuzzling its mother. Photo Rebecca Boyd

Coastal Revival is a five-part documentary series by Canadian filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk that tells the story of how passionate conservationists, environmentalists, researchers and First Nations people are protecting BC’s coastal wildlife, promoting tourism, and using the power of ecotourism to preserve the majestic animals that live on the coast of beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

Meet the people who are using ecotourism to keep British Columbia’s coast alive.

Coastal […]

By | May 4th, 2016|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories|0 Comments

The real reason British Columbia is spending $9 billion on Site C Dam

The real reason Clark and Co. are spending $9 billion on Site C Dam in Northern British Columbia: Ben Parfitt, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

From a lookout high atop a windswept bluff, the scale of work already underway at the site of a third mega-dam across the Peace River is daunting. Large tracts of boreal forest are logged. Vast amounts of topsoil are stripped away for what could one day be a trailer city housing hundreds of workers. Gravel from the fish-bearing river continues to be excavated […]

By | January 5th, 2016|Conservation, Environment, Northern BC, Top Stories|0 Comments

Kinder Morgan pipeline costs rise by over $1 Billion

Kinder Morgan pipeline costs rise by over $1 billion. British Columbia, Canada.

Trans Mountain Pipeline’s evidence exaggerates benefits and ignores costs

VANCOUVER—A new study prepared by Simon Fraser University observes that costs to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline (TMEP) have risen by $1.3 billion and concludes that, rather than making money for Canada, the pipeline would now actually cost Canadians an estimated $7.4 billion. Oil producers would find lower costs shipping undiluted bitumen by rail; and Canada as a whole would come out ahead if the […]

By | December 4th, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories|0 Comments

Grizzly Hunter departs BC with Rich Array of Trophies

Grizzly Hunter departs BC with Rich Array of Trophies, British Columbia, Canada. Spirit Bear Fishing. Photo Rebecca Boyd

I had a license to kill a grizzly bear, but the intention to save one.

I flew from my home in Chicago to sail for 11 days along coastal British Columbia on a fall grizzly “hunt” with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, a nonprofit working to protect grizzlies and their habitat.

On my trip, I shot bears only with my camera.

“We maintained our zero percent success rate,” said […]