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.
Top predators: shaping landscapes
Large carnivores on our coast are not just charismatic, they are critical components of coastal food webs; they keep landscapes functioning and species abundance from imbalance.
Potential acoustic impacts of increased vessel traffic on Southern Resident Killer Whales
Dr. Chris Clark, acoustic expert from Cornell University, describes how noise and disturbance from vessels in the Salish Sea are likely impacting killer whales…
Population Viability Analysis of southern resident killer whales
Expert report on the viability of the southern resident killer whale population in the face of existing and future threats within their critical habitat of the Salish Sea…
Return of the River
Don’t miss Return of the River on June 26 at Esquimalt High School Theatre, 7-9 pm. Join Raincoast and other members of the Roundtable for killer whale recovery…