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.
Trophy hunting of cougars may increase cougar-human conflict, study finds
Cougar trophy hunting in B.C. is linked to human conflicts, according to a study published Monday by researchers from the University of Victoria, the University of Cape Town and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation…
Death of L95 and the lives of Southern Resident killer whales
Misty MacDuffee speaks with Roundhouse Radio about the life and death of Southern Resident killer whales…
Storm slowing down clean up of “sickening” oil spill on west coast
More than 60% of the Heiltsuk First Nation’s harvesting clam beds have already been destroyed and the impact on salmon, kelp and herring in the months to come could be severe…
Media release: ‘We’re nowhere near a ‘world class oil spill response’
Fuel spill in Heiltsuk Territory underscores rhetoric in federal and provincial messaging as environmental damage builds in the Great Bear Rainforest…