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 the exclusionist nature of the National Energy Board’s review, Raincoast has launched a new initiative, to give the conversation back to the public to share how they are Directly Affected by big oil on the coast of British Columbia.
Directly Affected Film Evenings – Victoria & Vancouver
Join Raincoast, film makers and an expert panel for shows in Vancouver and Victoria
Are you Directly Affected by the Kinder Morgan proposal?
Raincoast has upcoming film premieres of Directly Affected in Vancouver and Victoria. Check out dates and locations.
MacLeans covers the trophy hunting of BC grizzly bears
Magazine speaks with three Raincoast leaders about the BC grizzly hunt and the province’s determination to kill bears…
‘Coast guard under estimated risk of fuel spill’ says Raincoast Captain
Raincoast’s Captain Brian Falconer speaks with the Times Colonist about the disabled Russian container ship adrift off Haida Gwaii…