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A bear swims in the rain, just off of the Great Bear Rainforest

Investigate. Inform. Inspire.

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 publishes scientific papers and popular reports on a range of conservation issues as well as updates on our work and conservation efforts.

Scientific Papers

A grizzly stares into the fog

Raincoast undertakes primary research to investigate species and ecological processes to further our conservation objectives.  We work with First Nations, academic institutions, government scientists and other NGO’s to perform on-the-ground research. We operate a lab at the University of Victoria, a research station on Denny Island, and a research vessel.

Scientific papers →

Reports and Books

Orcas Swimming

Building from our research, and placing scientific information into a broader ecological context, Raincoast publishes both popular and technical material in our reports and books. We use this material to inform the public, stakeholders and decision makers and support decisions that protect marine and terrestrial ecosystem components and function. 

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Popular Conservation Science

a wolf on a mountain top

In an effort to inspire others to take action for the animal inhabitants of the BC coast, Raincoast staff regularly write opinion editorial pieces for mainstream newspapers.  We also publish our annual report Tracking Raincoast and semi-monthly field work updates Notes from the Field.

Raincoast Opinion Editorials→

Tracking Raincoast →

Notes from the Field →