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.
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.
The Time Has Come for a Different Way of ‘Managing’ Canada’s Wildlife
Chris Genovali and Paul Paquet/Huffington Post
The senseless killing of Cecil the lion has catalyzed a worldwide discussion about the gratuitous trophy hunting of large carnivores…
Humans Are a “Unique Super-Predator” Claims New Research
Marc Bekoff/Psychology Today
This morning my email inbox was brimming over with news about an essay published in Science by researchers from UVic and Raincoast…
Humans are ‘superpredators’ like no other species
Emily Chung/CBC News
Humans are predators so unique and extreme that they are “superpredators” in a class apart from other carnivores…
The human ‘superpredator’ is unique — and unsustainable, study says
Amina Khan/Los Angeles Times
If you’re looking for the world’s top “superpredator,” look no further than your own reflection…