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.
Love your coast celebration: Victoria Event Centre
Join Raincoast Feb 11th for a Valentines evening of inspiring science and amazing entertainment…
Island cougars on losing end of interactions with humans
Katherine Dedyna / Times Colonist
Wildlife might be close to the hearts of B.C. residents in theory, but in real life, it’s rare for cougars who come into contact with humans to survive the encounter…
Your voices against the wolf cull
Read some of the letters written to Minister Steve Thomson, Premier Christy Clark and BC MLAs, in opposition to the government’s wolf cull. Send us yours…
Oil – free coast Nanaimo: Pipelines and our amazing BC coast
Join Raincoast’s Brian Falconer & Moksha Yoga Friday night in Nanaimo for a discussion and film about the risk that pipelines present to our amazing coast…