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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.

Save the Great Bears

Save the Great Bears - Forever

Working with our Coastal First Nations partners, our goal is to acquire all remaining commercial hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest. You can help us stop the killing…

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Protecting killer whales

Killer whales in a tight formation on the BC coast.

Raincoast uses science, public education and the courts to protect Canada’s endangered salmon-eating killer whales. But their survival requires your voice and action….

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Oil-Free Coast

view of the calm ocean and sunrise at Hakai rocks

Raincoast’s court case argues that federal approval of TransMountain’s oil tankers violates Canada’s Species at Risk Act and pushes Southern Resident killer whales closer to extinction.

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Fraser River Estuary Project

A salt marsh at the mouth of the Fraser River is used by juvenile salmon, other fish species, and thousands of resident and migratory birds. Photo: M. MacDuffee

To understand, mitigate, and reduce habitat impacts from industrial proposals, Raincoast and partners seek a better understanding of estuary use by different species of juvenile wild salmon.

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Flagship Projects

Wolves splash around in an intertidal zone of the Great Bear Rainforest

Through directed conservation efforts on umbrella and foundation species, Raincoast strives to protect all species and ecosystem processes existing on BC’s coast.

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Latest News

A grizzly bear stands in the long grass on the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest: Save the Great Bears.

Raincoast submission on the grizzly hunt consultation

On November 1, 2017, Raincoast submitted our comments to the Province of British Columbia’s grizzly hunt consultation process…

Southern Resident Killer Whales in the Salish Sea.

Raincoast’s Misty MacDuffee speaks with CFAX about endangered killer whales

Raincoast’s Misty MacDuffee speaks with CFAX’s Adam Stirling about Southern Resident killer whales and Raincoast’s new study that examines their future…

A grizzly bear wanders over the grassy shores of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Save the Great Bears campaign update

The NDP announcement to end all hunting of grizzly bears in the Great Bear Rainforest starting this November is a huge conservation success. But, there is more to be done…

Kevin Smith, CEO, and Maureen Gordon, Marketing Manager, of Maple Leaf Adventures.

Maple Leaf Adventures makes long-term commitment to Raincoast science and research

Maple Leaf Adventures is a local expedition cruise company who have supported our research and advocacy for a long time. We are honoured they’ve made a 10-year, $100,000 commitment to Raincoast …

An oil tanker is hit by a wave in heavy seas.

Why Canada needs to codify Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

Misty MacDuffee travelled to Ottawa last week to give testimony to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee in support of Bill C-48…


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