As applied conservation scientists, we are committed to making contributions beyond the world of academia. One way to do this is media outreach, working from the premise that, ‘if it’s not in the media, it’s not a social priority’. It’s part of our commitment to ‘science that matters’
Here are some examples of media that have highlighted our work:
Print or online documentaries (popular and scientific)
Nature News. Mammals turn to night life to avoid people. By Giorgia Guglielmi. June 14, 2018.
Jefferson Exchange (NPR southern Oregon). OSU Scientists Reject Trophy Hunting As Conservation. By Geoffrey Riley. June 12, 2018.
The Unsettled Hunter. Chris Darimont: Studying and Practicing the Science and Politics of Wildlife Management. June 6, 2018.
Yale Environment 360. Do Conservation Strategies Need to Be More Compassionate? By Brandon Keim. June 4, 2018.
Engadget. Wonders of Wildlife: Bass Pro’s billionaire founder is creating an American mecca for wildlife conservation. By Casey Halter. May 22, 2018.
Science Daily. Researchers question conservation community’s acceptance of trophy hunting. May 11, 2018.
Psychology Today. Trophy Hunting: Confronting the elephant (head) in the room. By Marc Bekoff. May 13, 2018.
Counterpunch. The cult of hunting and its timely demise. By David Mattson. May 1, 2018.
The Conversation. On the hunt for science in ‘science-based’ hunts. By Kyle Artelle. April 19, 2018.
NPR. Study Questions Science Behind Hunting Management Plans. By Nathan Rott. March 8, 2018.
Outside Online. Is North American Wildlife Management Science-Based? By Christopher Solomon. March 8, 2018.
Global News. Study questions how much science governments use in wildlife management. By Bob Weber. March 7, 2018.
Phys.org. Wildlife conservation in North America may not be science-based after all. March 7, 2018.
Toronto Star. Most wildlife management in Canada and U.S. lacks ‘fundamental’ science, study finds. By Alex Ballingall. March 7, 2018.
Motherboard. Most Hunt Management Plans Aren’t Based in Science. By Lisa Cumming. March 7, 2018.
The Scientist. Science Behind Hunting Quotas Unavailable: Study. By Ruth Williams. March 7, 2018.
The Vancouver Sun. Political populations’ plague wildlife management. By Chris Genovali. February 4, 2018.
The Globe and Mail. Hunters: To protect our social licence, we have to stop killing animals we don’t eat. By Chris Darimont. January 23, 2018.
National Post. Cougar hunt in Alberta sparks debate among scientists, hunters and activists. By Colette Derworiz. January 7, 2018.
The Conversation. How Indigenous knowledge advances modern science and technology. By Jesse Popp (includes reference to our work with a Heiltsuk colleague and Elder, Chester Starr). January 2, 2018.
National Geographic. Knowing What We Don’t Know: Accepting a diversity of knowledge for a sustainable future. By Lauren Eckert. December 19, 2017.
Terra Daily. Raging debate: Does culling wolves curb poaching? By Marlowe Hood. November 22, 2017.
Times Colonist. End all grizzly-bear hunting in BC. By Chris Darimont, Kyle Artelle, Paul Paquet, Chris Genovali, and Faisal Moola. November 12, 2017.
Desmog Canada. This B.C. First Nation is Harnessing Small-Scale Hydro to Get off Diesel. By Jimmy Thomson. November 7, 2017.
The Wildlife Society. For most hunters, success defines a good hunt. By Julia John. September 14, 2017.
Psychology Today. Why people hunt; the psychology of killing other animals, By Marc Beckoff. August 31, 2017
Scientific American. Pumas react to humans like prey; Even though we don’t hunt them for food, they have reason to fear us. By Jason Goldman. August 30, 2017
Vice. A guy punched a black bear when it tried to climb into a window. By Lisa Cumming. August 25, 2017. (The article is more cerebral than the headline). Quotes by Kyle Artelle.
BioScience. The Complex Business of the Sustainable Exploitation of Wildlife: researchers grapple wit the unknowns, by Lesley Evans Ogden (Its not OA. If you cannot get it, please email us for a PDF). Quotes by Kyle Artelle.
Canadian Geographic. Bear research reveals the importance of grizzlies’ salmon diet. By Joanne Pearce. July 18, 2017.
Smithsonian Magazine. How fear of humans can ripple through food webs and restructure landscapes. By Liza Gross. July 11, 2017.
Coast Funds. B.C. Bears€™ Salmon Hotspots Leave Clues For Indigenous Resource Managers and Researchers. By Coast Funds. June 26, 2017
University of Victoria – The Ring Research News. New study maps hot spots for salmon-hungry bears across BC. By Anne MacLaurin. June 26, 2017
Hakai Magazine. 1,000 Kilometers from the Coast, Bears Gorge on Ocean Fish. By Colette Derworiz. By Colette Derworiz. June 22, 2017
The Globe and Mail. Bears, their hair and their fishy fare: Study gives new insight into grizzlies€™ salmon diets. By Ivan Semeniuk. June 23, 2017
Desmog Canada. Fishy Bears are Fitter Bears, Says Study that Maps Vital Connection Between Bears and Salmon. By Judith Lavoie. June 22, 2017
CBC News. New study maps out salmon hotspots across B.C. for bears. June 22, 2017
Scientific American. Hunting Big Game: Why do people kill animals for fun? By Mindy Weisberger
Calgary Herald. ‘Legacy of decisions’ blamed for decimation of Bow Valley wolf pack. By Michele Jarvie. April 24, 2017
The Huffington Post. A Timeline of How Grizzly Hunting Turned into a Major Election Issue in British Columbia. By Tom Reissmann. April 1, 2017
News 1130. Research looks at why grizzly bear trophy hunting continues. By John Ackermann. April 1, 2017
Metro Vancouver News. Trophy hunters are showoffs: UVic researcher. By Matt Kieltyka. March 30, 2017
The Huffington Post. Why Men Trophy Hunt: Showing Off and the Psychology of Shame. By Marc Bekoff. March 28, 2017
Psychology Today. Why Men Trophy Hunt: Showing Off and the Psychology of Shame. A new study concludes men trophy hunt to signal they can absorb its costs. By Marc Bekoff. March 28, 2017
Los Angeles Times. Biology explains why men kill big game like Cecil the lion – and how that behavior might be stopped. By Amina Khan. March 29, 2017
Winnipeg Free Press. National park beach closed on Vancouver Island after wolf attacks. By The Canadian Press. March 24, 2017
Times Colonist. Guardians of the Coast. By Patty Pitts. Feb. 26, 2017
CBC. ‘Hunting is not about killing for me’: Trophy hunter sees shooting big game as form of conservation. By Lisa Mayor. Feb. 10, 2017
New Scientist. Why grey wolves kill less prey when brown bears are around. By Brian Owens. Feb. 8, 2017
National Observer. B.C. government scientists admit wolf cull is inhumane, then propose to expand it. By Sadie Parr and Paul Paquet. Feb. 1, 2017
The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals. Defender Radio. Challenging Cougar Conflict Misconceptions. Nov. 7, 2016
Thriving Earth Exchange. In a Canadian Collaboration, Respect Underpins Rules of Engagement with Indigenous Nations. By Ben Young Landis. 2016
Vancouver Sun. Trophy hunting of cougars may increase cougar-human conflict. By Kim Pemberton. Oct. 24, 2016.
Canadian Wildlife. Where the Spirits Roam. By Kerry Banks. Sept. 2016
Global TV. Grizzly bears appear for the first time on Vancouver Island. Sept 26, 2016.
National Geographic. Meet the rare swimming wolves that eat seafood by Alexandra Petri. Aug 2016.
Ensia.com How researchers around the world are learning from Indigenous communities. And here’s why that’s a good thing, by Ben Goldfarb. May 2016
Hakai magazine. Grizzly-human conflict is fueled by desperation, by Gloria Dickie. May 2016
Vancouver Sun. Grizzly kills do not reduce human-bear conflicts, BC: study finds, by Randy Shore. May 2016
Globe & Mail. Low salmon runs lead to increased bear-human conflicts: study, by Thandi Fletcher. May 2016
Low salmon stocks cause increased interactions between bears and humans: study, by Gavin Fisher. May 2016
Meet the wolves targeted in BC’s controversial wolf cull, by Charles Mandel. Jan 2016.
Al Jazeera. Killing Canada’s Grizzly Bears, by John Zada. Nov 2015.
Psychology Today, Trophy hunters smiles show how much they like to kill, by Marc Beckoff. Nov 2015
Victoria Times Colonist. Pack-it-out plan for grizzly bear hunt will not work. By Chris Darimont, Kyle Artelle and Paul Paquet.
Coast Mountain News. Nuxalk Nation hosts informative Nan (Grizzly) and T’la (Black bear ) day, by Caitlyn Thomson. Aug 17, 2015.
Smithsonian Magazine. This Rare, White Bear May Be the Key to Saving a Canadian Rainforest, by Alex Shoumatoff. Sept 2015.
EarthSky. Want to see Earth’s super predator? Look in the mirror. Aug 26,2012
Dispatch Review. Study Labels Humans As Super Predators, by Ralph Dvorak. Aug 25, 2015.
Vice News. Humans Are So Efficient at Killing That Scientists are Calling Us ‘Super Predators’, by Darren Ankrom. Aug 25, 2015.
Star Tribune. From hunting to fishing, humans are doing damage as ‘super predators’, by Editorial Board. Aug 25, 2015.
Tech Times. Human ‘Superpredator’ Hunting And Fishing Methods Are Unsustainable: Study, by Rina Marie Doctor. Aug 25, 2015.
Science Actualites. L’Homme, superpredateur n°1, by Sophie Felix. Aug 25,2015. (French)
Pulse Headlines. Humans are “super predators”, study says, by Gabriela Cardona. Aug 24, 2015.
Independent Online. The predator in you and me, by Steve Connor. Aug 24, 2015.
Times of Malta. Humans branded ˜wickedly efficient super-predators”. by John von Radowitz. Aug 22, 2015.
Ameri Publications. Why human ˜super predator” status is a problem: study, by Ronnie Meredith. Aug 22, 2015.
Net News Ledger. Are Human Beings Unsustainable €˜Super Predators€™? Aug 22, 2015.
Uncover Michigan. Study shows Humanity’s Impact on Earth, by Carol Bailey. Aug 22, 2015.
Public Radio International. Humans kill adult animals much more than other predators, are in fact ‘super predators’, by Moira Lavelle. Aug 22, 2015.
Conservation Magazine. What made humans into global super predators? by Jason Goldman. Aug 21, 2015.
Wall Street OTC. Study deems humans world’s ‘Superpredators’ but with a sustainability issue, by David Warren. Aug 21, 2015.
Huffington Post. Thanks Humanity. Now We’re Unsustainable ‘Super Predators’, by Nick Visser. Aug 21, 2015.
International Business Times. Super-predation: Humans tend to kill more than other top predators, by Darwin Malicdem. Aug 21, 2015.
United Press International. Study: Humans’ position as ‘super predator’ not sustainable, by Brooks Hays. Aug 21, 2015.
Tech Times. Behold The Unsustainable Super Predator: Humans, by Jim Algar. Aug 21, 2015.
Salon. Humans have become food chain-destroying €œsuper-predators€, by Lindsay Abrams. Aug 21, 2015.
Lid Time. Humans are Unique Super Predators says Study, by Steven Newman. Aug 21, 2015.
Capital Berg. Scientists urge humans to change their vicious hunting habits, by Waleed Javed. Aug 21, 2015.
News 24. Humans are super-predators with bad habits. Aug 21, 2015.
Die Welt. Der Mensch ist ein Killer, ein SuperjÃ¤ger. Aug 21, 2015. (German)
Jyllands-Posten. Rygter om gyldent nazitog vil ikke dÃ¸, by SÃ¸ren Munch. Aug 21, 2015. (Danish)
El Comercio. La caza de animales adultos afectarÃa los ecosistemas. Aug 21, 2015. (Spanish)
Latinos Post. Humans Becoming ‘Super Predators’ Will Harm Everyone in the Future, by R. Robles. Aug 21, 2015.
Slash Gear. Study calls humans unsustainable €œsuper predators€, by Chris Burns. Aug 21, 2015.
Ars Technica. Our unsustainable habit of hunting and fishing only for adult animals, by Cathleen O’Grady. Aug 21, 2015.
Nature World News. Human Super Predators are Messing with the System, by Samantha Mathewson. Aug 21, 2015.
Psychology Today. Humans Are a “Unique Super-Predator” Claims New Research, by Marc Bekoff. Aug 21, 2015.
Straits Times. Human ‘super-predators’ should change hunting, fishing habits. Aug 21, 2015.
Jamaica Observer. Human ‘super-predators’ should change hunting, fishing habits. Aug 21, 2015.
Newser. Which Animal Is the ‘Superpredator’? We Are, by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore. Aug 21, 2015.
Alternet. Meet the Super-Predator Wiping Out the World€™s Wildlife, by John R. Platt. Aug 21, 2015.
ITV News. Humans are ‘wickedly efficient’ super predators. Aug 21, 2015.
Pioneer News. Data Suggests that Man Is a Superpredator, by Deborah Grace. Aug 21, 2015.
Daily Times Gazette. Humans ˜Superpredation Habit Could Wipe Out Many Animal Species, by Jeff Riley. Aug 21, 2015.
On Earth. Humans take the Super out of Superpredator, by Perrin Ireland. Aug 21, 2015.
Japan Times. Study: Humans hunt, fish at extreme pace. Aug 21, 2015.
Island Crisis. Researchers Tag Humans As Super Predators, by Hibz Yousrina. Aug 21, 2015.
Science News. Seeing humans as superpredators, by Susan Milius. Aug 20, 2015.
The Dodo. What kind of person trophy hunts (its not who you think)?, by Christina Russo, Aug 21, 2015.
Toronto Star. Study looks at nature’s most vicious predator: humans, by Raveena Aulakh. Aug 20, 2015.
Times Colonist. ˜Super predator” humans harming ourselves: UVic study, by Jeff Bell. Aug 20, 2015.
Science World Report. Super Predators: Humans May be the Deadliest Hunters on Earth, by Catherine Griffin. Aug 20, 2015.
forskning.no. Mennesket er et superrovdyr, by Ingrid Spilde. Aug 20, 2015. (Norwegian)
Science. ˜Superpredator” humans are hunting other animals out of existence, by Elizabeth Pennisi. Aug 20, 2015.
Hullabaloo Online. Modern Humans Have Become Superpredators, by Michael Brown. Aug 20, 2015.
Live Mint. Behold, the super predator, by Samar Halarnkar. Aug 20, 2015.
International Business Times. Mankind’s wickedly efficient killing technology has made us ‘super predators’, by Hannah Osborne. Aug 20, 2015.
Daily Mail. Humans are ‘wickedly efficient super predators’: Man exploits animals far more than any other creature on Earth, by Jack Millner. Aug 20, 2015.
The Independent. Forget Jaws, it is humans who are the world’s top predator, say scientists, by Steve Connor. Aug 20, 2015.
BBC News.. Humans are ‘unique super-predator’, by Jonathan Amos. Aug 20, 2015.
Mother Jones. New Study Finds That Humans Should Kill Smaller, Younger Animals, by Gregory Barber. Aug 20, 2015.
Slate. Eat the Young, by Rachel E. Gross. Aug 20, 2015.
Smithsonian Magazine. Modern Humans Have Become Superpredators, by Sarah Zielinkski. Aug 20, 2015.
Chicago Herald. Study: Hunting for bigger fish, game isn’t sustainable, by Seth Borenstein. Aug 20, 2015.
Washington Post. New study shows just what vicious predators humans really are, by Rachel Feltman. Aug 20, 2015.
LA Times. The human ‘superpredator’ is unique — and unsustainable, study says, by Amina Khan. Aug 20, 2015.
CBC News. Humans are ‘superpredators’ like no other species, by Emily Chung. Aug 20, 2015.
Vancouver Sun. Humans are unsustainable super-predators, UVic scientists say, by Randy Shore. Aug 20, 2015.
New York Times. Study: Hunting for Bigger Fish, Game Isn’t Sustainable, by The Associated Press. Aug 20, 2015.
Science. A most unusual (super)predator, by Boris Worm. August 20, 2015.
Le Monde. L’humain, un « insoutenable » superpredateur, by Audrey Garric. Aug 20, 2015. (French)
El Pais. La caza y la pesca convierten al ser humano en un superdepredador, by Miguel Angel Criado. Aug 20, 2015. (Spanish)
The Talking Stick. Where the bears are: Kitasoo/Xai-xais have partnered with scientific researchers, by Katherine Gordon. July 2015
Globe and Mail. Alberta’s oilsands take a hit as scientists and academics call for halt on development. June 10, 2015
CBC. Stop oilsands expansion, Canadian and US researchers say: group cites concerns over carbon pollution, environmental contamination, aboriginal rights. June 10, 2015.
The Georgia Straight. B.C. scientists call attention to gaps in our knowledge of local species at risk, by Travis Lupick. April 15, 2015.
The Georgia Straight. Statistics reveal decade-long increase in B.C. hunting licences for grizzlies and black bears, by Travis Lupick. Mar 25, 2015.
Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC. Distinguished Academics Award Winners. March 05. UVic Press Release
Rocky Mountain Outlook. Hundreds of wolves killed to save caribou, by Cathy Ellis. Feb 5, 2015.
Calgary Herald. Editorial: Stop crying wolf. Feb 17, 2015.
Radio Canada International. Controversy growing over western Canada wolf cull, by Marc Montgomery. Feb 12, 2015.
Common Dreams. Human-Driven Extraction Has Doomed Caribou. So Why Are Wolves Paying Deadly Price? by Andrea Germanos. Feb 12, 2015.
The Star Phoenix. Researchers call Alberta wolf cull unethical, by Janet French. Feb 12, 2015.
Vancouver Sun. Scientists dispute ethics of Alberta study using wolf cull data. Feb 11, 2015.
CTV News. Scientists dispute ethics of Alberta’s wolf cull. Feb 11, 2015.
Calgary Herald. Scientists dispute ethics of Alberta study using wolf cull data. Feb 11, 2015.
The Canadian Press. Scientists dispute ethics of Alberta study using wolf cull data, by Bob Weber. Feb 11, 2015.
Vice. The War on Wolves in Canada’s Pacific Northwest, by Sarah MacDonald. Feb 3, 2015.
Victoria Times Colonist. Island cougar populations rebounding: experts, by Katherine Dedyna. Jan 25, 2015.
The Official West Coast Reader. Two paws in the ocean, and two paws on the land, by Nancy Carson. Jan 21, 2015. (For children)
Nature. Outreach: Speak up for Science, by Virginia Gewin. Jan. 7, 2015.
Huffington Post. It’s a Slippery Slope for Canadian Species at Risk, by Brett Favaro. Nov. 16, 2014.
Desmog Canada. Canada Failing to Protect Habitat of Imperilled Species: New Report, by Judith Lavoie. Nov 17, 2014.
UCVM News. Heavy hunting is stressing out Northern wolves.
The Scientist. Hairy Situation for Wolves, by Molly Sharlach. Nov 16, 2014.
Science Mag. Wolf hair reveals high stress levels in hunted population, by Virginia Morell. Nov 13, 2014.
The Province. Hunted wolves exhibit higher stress levels and social disruption, study says, by Sarah Petrescu. Nov 13, 2014.
Penticton Herald. Wolves with high hunting threat get stressed out, face social disturbance: study. Nov 12, 2014.
Pinedale Wyoming. High stress in heavily hunted wolves, by Cat Urbigkit. Nov 12, 2014.
Blackburn News. Wolves in heavy hunting areas get stressed: study, by the Canadian Press. Nov 12, 2014.
CBC News. Wolves with high hunting threat get stressed out: study. Nov 12, 2014.
Metro News. Wolves in heavy hunting areas get stressed: study. Nov 12, 2014.
Vancouver Sun. Heavily-hunted wolf populations have elevated stress, reproductive hormones, study reveals, by Larry Pynn. Nov 12, 2014.
Globe and Mail. Stress affects wolves in hunting grounds, and it may alter their evolution: study. Nov 12, 2014.
Psychology Today. Wolves: Hunting Affects Stress, Reproduction, and Sociality, by Marc Bekoff. Nov 12, 2014.
Times Colonist. Heavily hunted wolves more stressed, study says, by by Sarah Petrescu. Nov 12, 2014.
UVic Torch Magazine (p. 25). Knowledge meets Science. First Nations ecological knowledge and western science form the heart of a course on resource use, monitoring and management, by Kim Westad, Nov, 2014
Desmog Canada. ‘Explosion of Discovery’ at Remote B.C. Research Station Bucks Trend of Cuts to Science, by Judith Lavoie. Oct 27, 2014.
BioScience. New Tools for Grizzly Bear Biologists, by Niki Wilson. Oct. 08, 2014
CBC Radio. Daybreak North. Search for ‘Trophy Hunting and Social Media’.
CBC TV. Reaching Blue documentary (about the Salish Sea).
UBC Creative Studios. Great Bear documentary (about our lab’s work with the Heiltsuk and Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nations)
High Country News. Want a trophy buck? Ditch the camo and hire a guide, by Joshua Zaffos. Sept 04, 2014
DerStandard.at (Austria). Kanadas schwimmende Wolfe, by Bernadette Calonego. Aug 27, 2014
Saddeutsche Zeitung (Germany). Inselwolfe haben Fischen gelernt, by Bernadette Calonego. Aug 21, 2014
Earth Touch News Study: “Kill-and-Tell” photos expose the real face of trophy hunters, by Lesley Evans Ogden. Aug 07, 2014
Vancouver Sun Professional Guides are your best bet for bagging biggest Game, UVic study finds, by Larry Pynn. Aug 7, 2014
The Tyee Study Confirms Grizzlies Living on Unprotected Coastal Islands, by Cara McKenna. July 24, 2014
The Austrian Tribune Study Shows Expansion in Range of Grizzly Bears on B.C.’s central Coast, by Tim Mayr. July 24, 2014
Vancouver Sun Grizzly bears expanding their range on B.C. coast: new study. July 24, 2014
Science Grizzly bear highway discovered in Canada, by Virgina Morell. July 22, 2014
Science Daily Study led by indigenous people uncovers grizzly bear highway in coastal British Columbia. July 22, 2014
The Nature Conservancy’s Cool Green Science Grizzly bear research and cultural identity in the Great Bear Rainforest, by William Housty. July 22, 2014
National Geographic First Nations tribe discovers ‘grizzly bear highway’ in its backyard, by Jane Lee. July 22, 2014
BBC Canada: Trackers find grizzly bear forest highway. July 22, 2014
CBC Grizzly bear highway uncovered in BC rainforest. July 22, 2014
CBC Wolves on BC’s mainland and islands genetically distinct, by Emily Chung. June 10, 2014
Times Colonist Coastal wolves a whole difference animal, study finds, by Sarah Petrescu. June 10, 2014
BBC New wolf populations found in Canada (bad headline award in an otherwise great article – editors, sigh!), by Zoe Gough. June 10, 2014
Globe and Mail BC’s island wolves prefer their mellow habitat, by Dirk Meissner. June 10, 2014
Nature. Canadian grizzly bears face expanded hunt. Researchers protest that hunting quotas are not science-based, by Nicola Jones.
The Conversation (great new publication!). Grizzly outlook for hunted bears in Canada, by Kyle Artelle. April 9, 2014
The Ecologist. Renewed hunting imperils Canada’s Grizzlies. April 10, 2014
Seattle Post Intelligencer. Global spotlight on British Columbia grizzly bear kill, by Joel Connelly. March 24, 2014
Vancouver Sun. BC Grizzly Hunt fails test of science, say experts; Government misrepresents the science it uses to justify decisions, by Stephen Hume. March 23, 2014
Vancouver Sun. ‘Brutish’ Columbia’s gruesome trophy bear hunt puts us on display, by Stephen Hume. March 16, 2014
Focus Online. The economics and ethics of the grizzly bear trophy hunt, by Judith Lavoie.
Huffington Post. Feb 11, 2014. BC Grizzly Hunt Bolstered by Spurious Science, by Chris Genovali
The Ecologist Feb 06, 2014. Overkill – trophy hunting slams BC grizzly bears, by Anna Taylor
CBC News. Dec 1, 2013. More salmon may mean less stress in B.C. coastal grizzlies.
Globe & Mail. Dec 6, 2013. Biologists warn against proposal to expand grizzly bear hunt, by Wendy Stueck.
Seattle Post Intelligence. Dec 6, 2013. Green light for expanded grizzly bear hunting in British Columbia, by Joel Connelly.
Globe & Mail. Nov 28, 2013. Salmon shortages stressing out grizzlies, by Mark Hume.
Gulf Islands Driftwood. Trophy Hunting: Unbearable, by the LEGENDARY Arthur Black. Only in PDF
The Starfish. Bearing progress: universities join the call for better management of BC grizzly bears
Vancouver Sun. Nov 14, 2013. B.C.’s grizzly hunt shot down, by Ron Ford & Faisal Moola
Slate Magazine. Nov 11, 2013. Is hunting grizzlies really sporting? By Jude Isabella.
Calgary Herald. November 7, 2013. Hunting of grizzlies exceeds B.C. targets, study finds, by Larry Pynn.
Vancouver Sun. November 7, 2013. Stephen Hume: B.C.’s promotion of grizzly hunt is ideological, not scientific, by Stephen Hume.
Top News. November 7, 2013. Researchers report grizzly bears overhunted in B.C, by Ingela Maledevic.
The Starfish. We can’t let British Columbia’s grizzly bears disappear. November 7, 2013. By Steve Kux.
Globe and Mail. November 6, 2013. Grizzly bear kill limits being broken across B.C., study says, by Mark Hume.
Vancouver Sun. November 6, 2013. Hunting of grizzlies, especially females, exceeds B.C. government targets: new study, by Larry Pynn.
Times Colonist. November 6, 2013. Study suggests grizzly bear hunts are threatening their numbers in B.C.
News 1130. November 6, 2013. BC putting grizzly bears at risk: study, by Simon Druker.
Huffington Post. November 6, 2013. B.C. Grizzly Bear Study: Government Doesn’t Know How Many Are Left, by The Canadian Press.
CBC News. November 6, 2013. Grizzly bears overhunted in B.C., say researchers.
Brandon Sun. November 6, 2013. B.C. government doesn’t know how many grizzly bears are out there: study, by The Canadian Press.
The Starfish. September 19, 2013. A grizzly reality: trophy hunting in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest.
Globe & Mail. September 4, 2013. Bear Hunt campaign gets graphic with release of film featuring shooting, by Mark Hume.
Huffington Post. September 6, 2013. Climate Change Missing In Enbridge Northern Gateway Assessment. By Chris Genovali. Paul Paquet, and Misty MacDuffee.
Metro News. September 4, 2013. Province has ‘little to no idea’ how many bears live in B.C., says scientist. By Luke Brocki.
Victoria Times Colonist. August 02, 2013. Bears, flower, fish, tree and more; the symbols of British Columbia. By Nick Wells.
Patagonia catalogue (Fall 2013). Three heroes against three pipelines. By Bill McKibben.
Yale 360. Stable Isotope Analysis Yields Big gains for ecology. By Madeline Bodin.
Financial Post Northern Gateway regulatory submissions reveal polarizing views of Alberta and BC, by Claudia Cattaneo June 05, 2013.
Financial Post €˜The proposed project cannot be justified€™: A look at arguments over the Northern Gateway pipeline. June 05, 2013.
Globe & Mail Kids unplug and immerse in tradition at native camp. By Mark Hume June 03, 2013.
Outside Magazine. Can Idle No More save the Great Bear Rainforest? By Mary Catherine O’Connor. January 26, 2013.
Huffington Post. What if wolves managed human populations? By Chris Darimont, Chris Genovali and Paul Paquet. January 19, 2013.
Vancouver Sun. Canada’s Raincoast at Risk: Picture an oil-free coast forever. January 11, 2013.
Vancouver Sun. Return of wolves prompts open season. By Larry Pynn. January 08, 2013.
Victoria Times Colonist. Op Ed: Wolves saveaged by management plan. January 07, 2013.
JuneauEmpire. A Trip South: On the road of wisdom. By Kanaan Bausler. December 14, 2012.
Scientific American. Salmon shortages could leave grizzly bears stressed. August, 2012.
SURFER. Magazine (Yup, really). Oil & Water; Waves, untamed wilderness and Big Oil intersect in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest. By Chris Darimont. May 2012.
Huffington Post. Gambling BC’s Parks for a Pipeline Payoff? BY Chris Darimont, Christina Service and Chris Genovali. May 2012.
PLoS Biology. (Research Highlight synopsis). How much lox is a grizzly bear worth?, by Jonathan Chase. April 2012
Huffington Post. The bear necessities: managing salmon for grizzles and humans, by Chris Genovali, Misty MacDuffee, and Chris Darimont. April 2012.
Vancouver Sun. The bear necessities of the the salmon fishery. OP ED by Misty MacDuffee, Chris Darimont and Chris Genovali. April 20, 2012.
Conservation Magazine. Net benefit; more coastal salmon spawning helps grizzlies and fisheries, by Roberta Kwok. April 2012.
Epoch Times. Swimming salmon benefit grizzlies and fisheries, by Cassie Ryan. April 2012.
Science Codex. Why letting salmon escape can benefit bears and fishers. April 2012.
Outside Magazine. Part I: The other oil sands pipeline project: Northern Gateway, by Mary O’Connor. February 2012.
Vancouver Sun. Scientists unlock mystery of Vancouver Island cougar diet, by Larry Pynn. February 2012.
espn.com. Malloy film opposes BC’s pipeline. February 2012.
Patagonia. Watch the trailer to Groundswell (blog). February 2012.
Huffington Post. Groundswell: the wave of opposition to Enbridge. February 2012.
Victoria Times Colonist. Opposition to orca tags gathers pace. February 2012.
Vancouver Sun. (and others). Surfer’s documentary speaks for marine life, by Judith LaVoie. January 2012.
Scientific American. First Nations tribe combines science with legacy of conservation. Feature article by Anne Casselman. August 2011.
Scientific American. The Bear Truth: Grizzlies’ snagged hair samples reveal dependence on salmon. Feature article by Anne Casselman. August 2011.
Scientific American. Getting the grizzly story: What its like to report in the Great Bear Rainforest. Guest Blog by Anne Casselman. August 2011.
Scientific American. Hair of the Bear (Featured slideshow). Captions by Anne Casselman. August 2011.
QQS Society Blog. Children of this Priceless Coast. William Housty and Chris Darimont. May 2011.
Conservation Magazine. Shrink to Fit. By David Malakoff. Volume 12. Issue 1. Spring 2011.
Conservation magazine. (Journal Watch; This week in Conservation Science). Let them Run. December 2010.
Patagonia. Cleanest Line (blog). Sharing the wealth of salmon.
Patagonia. Winter Favorites catalogue 2010. Grizzly bears, salmon, and empty autumn rivers.
Victoria Times Colonist. Save some salmon for the bears and whales, study says, by Judith Lavoie. October 22, 2010.
Geographical Magazine (UK). The bear necessities, by Nick Garbutt. September 2010.
Victoria Times Colonist. Group says animal welfare rules should apply in the wild, by Judith Lavoie. August 27, 2010.
Globe & Mail. Humans need to change to avoid violent wildlife encounters: expert, by Shanon Moneo. July 30, 2010.
Calgary Herald. BC’s coastal wildlife would be devastated by oil spill: report. by Judith Lavoie. (also appeared in Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Financial Post, National Post & others). Business section: March 24, 2010.
Victoria Times Colonist. (March 23 – 21st Anniversary of Exxon Valdez oil spill). Report warns of catastrophic oil spill in waters north of Vancouver Island. By Judith Lavoie.
Vancouver Sun. We’re a never-kill-wolf province, public says. BC government faced with tough decision on caribou recovery issue. By Larry Pynn. March 2010.
Maclean’s Magazine. Survival of the smallest. Humans have evolutionary impact on animals; our prey is getting smaller, breeding earlier. By Rachel Mendleson. February 2010.
Victoria Times Colonist. Victoria researcher gains fame for big-shrink theory, by Judith Lavoie. January 2010.
Discover Magazine. Human hunters accelerate evolution (#30 of Top 100 Science Stories of 2009). December 2009.
Scientific American. Salmon collapse could be bad news for bears. By Anne Casselman. November 2009.
Counterpunch magazine. OP ED. The Bear Essentials of Saving Salmon. October 2009.
Victoria Times Colonist. OP ED. The Bear Essentials of Saving Salmon. Fully protected safe havens would have positive effect on ecosystems. October 2009.
CFAX radio interview. Cross-breeding in Vancouver Island wolves. September 2009.
Vancouver Sun. BC cull led to ‘monster wolves’: study. September 2009.
Victoria Times Colonist. BC’s wolf cull on the island led to ‘monster’ hybrid: study. September 2009.
Oprah Magazine. A better way to deal with wild animals, by Rick Bass. May 2009.
Harper’s Magazine. ‘Findings’ section (p. 84): “Biologists warned that human pressures were causing large mammals to shrink…” (Yes, one partial sentence amidst many other notable or strange scientific findings delivered in snippet form). April 2009.
Outdoor Canada. News nuisance. How a questionable report put trophy hunters on trial by media, by George Gruenefeld. Although some European hunting magazines reported positively on the findings of our PNAS paper, this Canadian one did not. It is important, nonetheless, to share it here. April 2009.
Environmental Health Perspectives. Reversing Human Impacts on Fish Evolution, by John Tibbets. May 2009.
Earth Magazine. Hunting Speeds up Evolution. April 2009.
Toronto Globe & Mail. Lone wolf: Canada’s newest ‘marine mammal’ (Op Ed), By Chris Darimont, Chris Genovali, and Paul Paquet. March 13, 2009.
Victoria Times Colonist. Unique coastal wolves merit protection, study concludes, by Judith Lavoie. March 11, 2009.
If you read Mandarin, check out this article in a Chinese magazine for children. March 2009.
Vancouver Sun. Coastal Wolves are ‘like no other wolves: study, by Judith Lavoie. March 11, 2009.
Boston Globe. Cod in the act of evolution, by Murray Carpenter. February 23, 2009.
National Wildlife Magazine. Humans as ‘super-predators’, by Laura Tangley. February/March 2009.
Vancouver Sun. Natural selection is a balancing act; Humans intervene in many ways, some of them good and some bad, by Stephen Hume. February 12, 2009.
New York Times. Seeing the risks of humanity’s hand in species evolution, by Cornelia Dean. February 9, 2009.
International Herald Tribune. Research ties human acts to harmful rates of species evolution, by Cornelia Dean. January 13, 2009.
Calgary Herald. Hunting affecting the evolution of animals, by Kelly Cryderman. January 13, 2009.
New York Times. Research ties human acts to harmful rates of species evolution, by Cornelia Dean. January 12, 2009.
London Daily Telegraph. Human fishing and hunting accelerating rate of species evolution, by Richard Alleyne. January 12, 2009.
Reuters. As humans hunt, their prey gets smaller, by Maggie Fox. January 12, 2009.
Toronto Globe and Mail. Natural selection gives way to human selection, by Martin Mittelstaedt. January 12, 2009.
Toronto National Post. Trophy hunt changing evolution, study finds, by Matthew Coutts. January 12, 2009.
Canadian Press. Trophy hunting, fishing throwing evolution astray. January 12, 2009.
Toronto Globe and Mail. Overfishing pushing salmon stocks to collapse, by Mark Hume. December 2, 2008.
Victoria Times Colonist. Monitoring gaps endanger salmon runs: study, by Judith Lavoie. Demeber 4, 2008.
Toronto Globe and Mail. Salmon populations: watch more streams (editorial). December 8, 2008.
Douglas Brinkley. The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the crusade for America. Harper Collins. (interview re: PNAS Human Predators paper).
CBC TV. Reaching Blue documentary (about the Salish Sea).
UBC Creative Studios. Great Bear documentary (about our lab’s work with the Heiltsuk and Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nations)
Global BC. Province proposes opening up grizzly bear hunt in two more areas. December 9, 2013.
CBC TV. Wolves with a taste for salmon. November 14, 2013.
CTV News. A grisly discovery: B.C. grizzly bear population at risk. Tod Van Der Heyden reports. November 8, 2013.
CBC News Vancouver at 11. Miyoung Lee reports, at 15:25. November 7, 2013.
CBC News Vancouver. Grizzly bears overhunted in B.C.? Lisa Johnson reports. November 6, 2013.
Global BC. Trophy bear hunt driving local population to decline? Linda Aylesworth reports. November 6, 2013.
Global TV. A local surfer and filmmaker has found an entertaining way to add his voice to opposition to the Northern Gateway pipeline. Linda Aylesworth reports. February 2013.
On Global News
National Geographic. A Man among Wolves (interview only!!!). 2007.
Canadian Geographic. Secrets of the Coast Wolf. (1 hour documentary). 2005.
National Geographic. Last Stand of the Great Bear (1 hour documentary). 2004. Watch the .wmv 1 minute trailer here.
Discovery Canada. Rainwolves (1 hour documentary). 2003.
Discovery Canada. Great Canadian Rivers: the Green River. (interview). 2002.
Discovery Canada. The Ancient Rainforest: Land of Giants. (interview). 2002.
CBC Radio. Failing Grades on Endangered Species. Bob McDonald. Nov 27, 2014.
KPLU 88.5 News for Seattle and the Northwest. Jessica Robinson. Nov 17, 2014.
CKNW. Liza Yuzda. July 24, 2014.
CFAX 1070. Pamella McCall. Grizzly bears expanding their range to central coast islands. 10:00am, starts @ 8min. 25sec. July 24, 2014.
CBC. West. 16:16. July 24, 2014.
CBC. North. 16:15. July 24, 2014.
CBC. On the Island. 0715. July 24, 2014.
CBC. Quirks & Quarks. Less Salmon, More Stress For Grizzlies. Dec 7, 2013.
Bill Good Show, CKNW AM980. September 5, 2013, 08:30. audio archive here. See “Sept 5 Bill Good Show _ Lead”
CBC Interviews: The ethics of trophy hunting. September 4, 2013. here.
CBC Affiliates (via UC Science Daily). 1 minute .mp3 files.Part 1. Part 2.
CBC. Talk of the (Vancouver) Island. A Wolf Like None Other. March 11, 2009. mp3 file
NPR. Talk of the Nation Science Friday. Human-driven Evolution (download .mp3 top left). Jan 2009
CBC. Quirks & Quarks. Unnatural selection. Jan 2009.
CBC. As it Happens. Timber Wolf Diet (Part 2, 16:20). Dec 2008.
Powell River Peak. Wolf habituation a human issue. January 28, 2014, by Chris Bolster & Dean Unger.
David Suzuki Foundation. Biology, not politics, must drive B.C. grizzly bear management. November 8, 2013, by Faisal Moola.
BCNDP. B.C. Liberals not prepared to ensure healthy grizzly bear populations. November 8, 2013.
Phys.org. Grizzly bear management is too risky. November 7, 2013.
Live Science. Grizzlies Being Overhunted in British Columbia, Study Suggests, by Denise Chow. November 7, 2013.
MSN News. Grizzly bears overhunted in B.C., say researchers. November 7, 2013.
French Tribune. Hunting rates of Grizzly Bears are much higher than Government€™s Claim: Researchers. November 7, 2o13, by Pierrot Durand.
Yahoo! News. B.C. government doesn’t know how many grizzly bears are out there: study. November 6, by The Canadian Press.
SFU News Online. Grizzly trophy-hunting on the radar. November 6, 2013.
InfoTel. B.C. government doesn’t know how many grizzly bears are out there: study, November 6, 2013.
Cast a Net. How many grizzly bears are out there? November 6, 2013.
Raincoast Conservation Foundation. Media Release: Management by BC government gambles future of grizzly bears. November 6, 2013.
MetroNews. Hunters €˜overkill€™ grizzlies in B.C., study finds. November 4, 2013, by Sam Smith.
Ecoworldly. Salmon-eating wolves are one of a kind, by Jake Richardson. March 14, 2009.
Scientific American. Slow recovery for shrinking fish, by Katherine Harmon. March 3, 2009.
AAAS ScienceNOW. The fastest way to change a species; start eating it, by Elsa Youngsteadt. January 12, 2009.
National Geographic. Hunters speeding up evolution of trophy prey?, by Anne Minard. January 12, 2009.
LiveScience. Super-predators: humans force rapid evolution of animals, by Robert Roy Britt. January 12, 2009.
Wired Magazine online. Human hunters genetically shrink their prey, by Alexis Madrigal. January 12, 2009.
BBC. The incredible shrinking fish, by Richard Black. January 13, 2009.
CBC. Human consumption speeding up evolutionary change: study. January 1, 2009.
David Suzuki’s Science Matters. (syndicated column). Hunting in parks at odds with conservation, by David Suzuki and Faisal Moola. January 23, 2009.
Environmental Research Web. Human harvesting forces ecological change, by Liz Kalaugher. January 12, 2009.
FoxNews.com Super-predators: humans force rapid evolution of animals, by Robert Roy Britt.
Discovery Channel. Human hunting shapes animal populations, by Jennifer Viewgas. January 13, 2009.
National Parks Traveller. Humans as ‘Super-Predators’ – New study offers startling information about hunting and fishing, by Jim Burnett. January 18, 2009.
Scientific American. Honey – we shrank the food — really, really fast, by Katherine Harmon. January 15, 2009.
Scienceagogo.com (Jan 13, 2009). Humans reshaping other species at lightening speed, by Kate Melville.
Red Orbit (Jan 13, 2009). Hunting larger game affects evolutionary process.
National Wildlife Federation (Feb 2009). Humans as ‘super-predators’, by Laura Tangley.
Nature.com (Sept 02, 2008). Let them eat fish, by Amber Dance.
National Geographic (Sept 02, 2008). Wolves prefer seafood to steak, by Anne Minard
BBC (Sept 03, 2008). Wolves prefer fishing to hunting.
National Geographic (October 01, 2004). Canada’s rainforest wolves a link to the past, by Stefan Lovgren.