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.
Compassionate conservation and the wolf:
Among the most studied of large wild mammals, wolves will always hold a special fascination for our supporters, the Raincoast staff, and me…
Conservation groups call for salmon protection in the face of extreme conditions
Six conservation groups are calling on DFO to act on unprecedented river conditions by reducing mixed stock fisheries and protecting spawning salmon…
Opinion: Saving more than memories
Vancouver Sun opinion piece by Raincoast’s Misty MacDuffee and Chris Genovali discusses the future of Canada’s endangered southern resident killer whales in the Salish Sea…
Poisoning Canada’s wolves with strychnine is unacceptable: journal comment
Raincoast scientists publish a comment in the Cambridge journal ‘Environmental Conservation': the use of strychnine to poison wolves is unacceptable.