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.
Pipeline expansion a death knell for endangered whales
Oil tankers could travel completely according to plan -with no oil spills and no ship strikes to killer whales- and the risk of extinction still increases by up to 25% from noise alone…
Tracking Raincoast into the Salish Sea
Several years ago, we made the decision to expand our work across the BC coast with a new focus on the Salish Sea…
2016 – The year in review
December 2016 closes our 20th year and with it, we can celebrate a major conservation success…
Federal approval of Kinder Morgan pipeline project unlawful
Ecojustice, Raincoast and Livings Oceans launch lawsuit to protect endangered killer whales from Trans Mountain oil tankers…
Trudeau’s Pipeline Approval Faces Court Challenge From Conservation Groups
Huffington Post/Bruce Cheadle, Canadian Press
Conservation groups have filed a new court challenge to the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline…