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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.

Stronger forest protection policy needed on the Gulf Islands

Stop Terminal 2 Expansion

Protecting killer whales

Southern Resident Killer Whales in the Salish Sea.

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….

Protecting killer whales →

Safeguard Coastal Carnivores

A wolf walks out on the wet flats on the west coast of BC.

Working with our 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…

Safeguard Coastal Carnivores →

Fraser Estuary Research

Salmon fry pool in the estuaries of the Fraser River.

As part of our efforts to understand habitat use, mitigate, and stop habitat destruction in the Fraser River Estuary, we study juvenile salmon

Fraser Estuary Research →

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.

Flagship Projects →

Latest News

A tiny songbird rests for a moment on a root at S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest.

Announcing Raincoast’s newest conservation initiative

In partnership with the Pender Islands Conservancy, we need to raise $395,000 to purchase a 13 acre property on North Pender Island…

Coastal wolf

What would it be like to study wolves?

An interview with Dr. Heather Bryan who has been studying wolves with Raincoast since she was an undergraduate student…

Salmon smolt underwater.

Restoring the upper Pitt River

On three, we haul the lead line in. One, two, three!  I kneel in the stream holding up the seine net and begin combing through debris of leaves, sticks and small rocks, looking for flashes of silver amongst the dull colours.  Coho! My colleague, Ian Hamilton, a Fisheries Biologist and Habitat Restoration Department Head at […]

Mapleleaf sits in a green stretch of water surrounded by rivers and mountains of the Kitlope Conservancy.

Announcing success with the Kitlope

We have now raised the funds required to buy the Kitlope hunting tenure. You’ve helped us to permanently end commercial trophy hunting in the spectacular Kitlope Conservancy and surrounding area. We owe a huge thanks to you, all of our donors, and everyone who has helped us to raise the $650,000 required…

Howling wolf

The home stretch to protect the Kitlope’s coastal carnivores

Two generous donors have confirmed that they will step up to match half of the funds needed to get us to our final goal of $650,000. Now, the impact of every dollar you donate is doubled…

Grizzly Bear

Year two of grizzly bear behaviour monitoring in the Atnarko Corridor, Nuxalk Territory

Patience, attention to detail, and the ability to adapt are a few human qualities that many strive to attain. Grizzly bear field research here on the Atnarko River, Nuxalk Territory, affords our crew the opportunity to develop those traits and put them to the test…

The Lower Fraser river as seen from the air with city in the background.

Watersheds 2020 Forum – some lessons from the Lower Fraser River

Raincoast will be hosting a session titled, ‘Watershed governance in a complex geography: Lessons and updates from the Lower Fraser Working Group’. This session will occur on Friday, October 16th at 1pm PST…