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.
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.
Conservation groups urge the NEB to reject Kinder Morgan pipeline
“The quantity of Kinder Morgan’s evidence does not make it quality evidence,” said Karen Campbell, Ecojustice lawyer for Raincoast and Living Oceans…
Eco-tourism worth billions trumps value of Kinder Morgan project, new report argues
Charles Mandel/National Observer
A new report tears into the Kinder Morgan TMX application, saying the company’s environmental assessments show a lack of scientific rigour…
Even without spill, tankers are risky: report
Richard Watts/Times Colonist
The 108-page report released by Raincoast says various studies have shown Canada is ill prepared to deal with a large oil spill in southern B.C. waters…
New report adds billions to cost of oil spill off BC’s south coast
Randy Shore/Vancouver Sun
Environmental and risk assessments for projects that would increase tanker traffic in southwestern BC fail to consider billions of dollars in potential impacts, according to a new report by Raincoast…