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.
Lethal Wolf Management
Raincoast Conservation Foundation has launched a billboard campaign calling attention to the inhumane slaughter of wolves that is occurring at the hands of the B.C. government. Lethal wolf management is both scientifically flawed and ethically unjustifiable.
B.C.’s Wolf Cull Is Unscientific, Unethical and Unwarranted
Chris Genovali / Huffington Post
This unscientific, unethical, and unwarranted wolf cull is a consequence of industrial logging and other human activity…
Witnessing Extinction: habitat loss, caribou and the wolf cull.
Eight environmental groups applaud a recently published scientific report that reveals how much habitat the caribou in the South Peace region have lost…
Lori and Goliath
Briony Penn / FOCUS
And now Waters is lending her sizeable talents to Raincoast—one of BC’s most respected scientific research-based environmental groups—where she has been hired to communicate their extensive coastal research…
Plumbing the depths of the Salish Sea
Angela Cowan / Peninsula News Review
The Raincoast Conservation Foundation is hosting an entertainment-laced evening of Salish Sea inspired scientific talks…