Raincoast Conservation Foundation
We use rigorous, peer-reviewed science and grassroots activism to further our conservation objectives. We call this approach ‘informed advocacy’ and it is unique amongst conservation efforts. We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and their wilderness habitats.
Raincoast’s Oil-Free Coast initiative addresses the impacts and risks associated with pipelines and tankers to the coasts of coastal British Columbia. Protecting the animals, lands and waters from both habitat destruction and degradation, and the very real consequences of a catastrophic oil spill are the basis for this program.
At Raincoast, our vision is to conserve and protect the habitats and resources of umbrella species to ensure the future for all species that exist on different scales. Our flagship projects include primary research and conservation efforts on wild salmon, grizzly bears, wolves, marine mammals, marine birds, and herring.
In response to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion project and restrictions by the National Energy Board on participation and scope of the review, Raincoast wants the public to share how they are Directly Affected by BC’s oil export initiatives.
Wolf murder Canadian style continues as if it’s conservation
Marc Bekoff/Psychology Today
The Canadian government plans to kill wolves once again to try to save woodland caribou. An earlier murder escapade in Alberta didn’t work and there’s no reason to assume this one will…
Directly Affected – National Tour
Raincoast has teamed up with Vancouver filmmakers, Zack Embree and Devyn Brugge, to produce Directly Affected, a documentary profiling the exclusionary NEB process…
AVAAZ Petition launched to stop the Alberta wolf cull
The Alberta government and its resource industries have destroyed the habitat for endangered caribou. Rather than address this problem, they have chosen to scapegoat wolves…
Love your coast celebration: Victoria Event Centre
Join Raincoast Feb 11th for a Valentine’s evening of inspiring science and amazing entertainment…