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.
Tonight: Victoria premiere of Directly Affected
The Victoria premiere of Directly Affected, our new film on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain controversy, screens tonight 7:00PM at UVic’s Bob Wright Centre…
Journal article on the stress that hunting causes wolves
Journal Paper: Heavily hunted wolves have higher stress and reproductive steroids than wolves with lower hunting pressure…
We are all Directly Affected by Kinder Morgan’s proposal
Chris Genovali & Ross Dixon / Huffington Post
Numerous risks associated with Kinder Morgan’s proposal could adversely affect people and wildlife locally, regionally, and globally…
Stress affects wolves in hunting grounds, and it may alter their evolution: study
Canadian Press / Globe and Mail
Wolves in areas that are heavily hunted have higher stress and reproductive hormones compared with those under lower hunting pressure…