The WHaLE Project: Whales, Habitat & Listening Experiment
Raincoast Conservation Foundation
We use rigorous, peer-reviewed science and community engagement 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.
Raincoast’s goal 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, large carnivores, and marine species, including marine mammals, marine birds, and Pacific herring.
Take closer look at shipping effects in Salish Sea
Chris Genovali and Ross Dixon / Times Colonist
This past week’s Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Vancouver provided an in-depth look at the threats facing this ecologically, economically and culturally important marine environment…
Raincoast reps at Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference
Raincoast biologists are at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference this week discussing their work in the Salish Sea and the Fraser Estuary…
B.C. grizzly bear hunt to include Great Bear Rainforest
Wendy Steuck/Globe and Mail
B.C.’s spring grizzly bear hunt has opened for another year, with the government authorizing a limited number of bears to be killed in parts of the province – including the Great Bear Rainforest…
Dread is vanishing from the animal world. Here’s why that’s a bad thing.
The Washington Post
A Raincoast researcher and his university collaborators document how raccoons respond to the threatening sounds of large carnivores, and how this “landscape of fear” affects the health of ecosystems…