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Planet Heart

Books | 2014
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How an Unhealthy Environment Leads to Heart Disease Everyone knows that high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, stress, and a sedentary lifestyle are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. But few know that an unhealthy environment is also a critical risk factor for heart disease. In this incisive, authoritative, and... More »

Rockfish conservation areas in B.C.: Our current state of knowledge

Reports | March 2014
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Rockfish Conservation Areas are fishery closures intended to be refuges for the diversity of rockfish in B.C.'s oceans. But are they working? This technical report: examines the reasons for—and potential of—Rockfish Conservation Areas; summarizes studies about their effectiveness; and, describes the research and outreach needed for them to work better.... More »

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Marine Protected Areas 101

Reports | March 2014
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Science and experience have taught us key design principles to help make marine protected areas most effective. The most fundamental ones are summarized in this one-page report. Read our full report on Marine Protected Areas.... More »

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Safeguarding B.C.'s Coastal Waters: Marine protected areas for fishing, tourism and communities

Reports | March 2014
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Marine protected areas safeguard our natural treasures, as well as coastal economies. A vast majority of British Columbians are asking for greater marine protection in the Canadian Pacific. Political and financial commitments are needed to meet Canada's national and international commitments to establish a network of marine protected areas by... More »

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Failing B.C.'s Grizzlies: Report Card and Recommendations for Ensuring a Future for British Columbia's Grizzly Bears

Reports | March 2014
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B.C.'s wilderness is one of the last global safe havens for grizzly bears, which are extinct or at risk of disappearing worldwide. This study finds that little progress has been made to implement the province's 1995 Grizzly Bear Strategy, leaving threatened bear populations in jeopardy.... More »

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