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 whales, grizzly bears, a huge […]

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 the Bella Rose. Steven Stark, […]

“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 in coastal estuaries and rainforest […]

Orca Dreams: Canada’s luxury whale watching base camp in British Columbia

Killer Whales: Orca Dreams offers kayaking, whale watching and luxury camping on Compton Island, Blackney Pass, British Columbia

Orca Dreams is Canada’s first whale watching luxury base camp. The camp is located on a remote island off the north inner coast of Vancouver Island, a place famous for its large concentrations of killer whales (Orcas) as well as the summer feeding grounds of humpback whales.

Camp Kitchen: Orca Dreams offers kayaking, whale watching and luxury camping on Compton Island, Blackney Pass, British Columbia[…]

Saving Wolves With Compassionate Conservation: The Killing Must Stop

Saving Wolves With Compassionate Conservation: The Killing Must Stop in British Columbia, Canada.

North Americans are often quick to condemn the brutality of other cultures and countries, inserting ourselves, sometimes using violent force, to establish what we consider peace keeping and a “good life”. Why then, has this sense of empathy not reached the way that we treat and care for other magnificent and fascinating species with whom we share the North American landscape?

Wolves have been resurrected in Canada as the classic scapegoat. As the human population continues to expand around and within […]

Raincoast Conservation: Pam and Miley right about B.C. Wolf Cull

Resting Grey Wolves: Raincoast Conservation: Pam and Miley are right about B.C. Wolf Cull, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver Island-born actor Pamela Anderson and American singer Miley Cyrus have rightly weighed in on British Columbia’s wolf cull, resulting in a stage tantrum by our elected entertainers, i.e. provincial politicians.

Premier Christy Clark’s awkward and derisive response to Anderson and Cyrus for having called out the unscientific, unethical and unwarranted B.C. wolf cull was inappropriately personal toward the two celebrities, while being factually incorrect about the cull. Evidently, Clark’s B.C. Liberal Party sitcom is in dire […]

By | October 5th, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories, Wildlife|0 Comments

Mountain Caribou plan failed to Protect adequate inland Temperate Rainforest

Pacific Wild: Mountain caribou plan failed to protect adequate inland temperate rainforest, British Columbia, Canada

While the Province doles out tax dollars to kill wolves and pen caribou, logging continues to destroy the caribou’s habitat, putting many other species at risk

Valhalla Wilderness Society — Wolf Awareness Inc.— Save the Cedar League — Wilderness Committee — Pacific Wild — Raincoast Conservation Foundation — Bears Matter — Purcell Wilderness Alliance — Wildlife Defence League — Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals

Ten environmental groups, representing thousands of British Columbians, have sent a letter to Premier […]

By | October 1st, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories, Wildlife|0 Comments