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.
Protecting killer whales
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….
Safeguard Coastal Carnivores
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…
Fraser Estuary Research
As part of our efforts to understand habitat use, mitigate, and stop habitat destruction in the Fraser River Estuary, we study juvenile salmon
Through directed conservation efforts on umbrella and foundation species, Raincoast strives to protect all species and ecosystem processes existing on BC’s coast.
Bringing a stewardship program to my home community
Summer student, Robin Buss, worked with Raincoast Conservation Foundation to bring a stewardship program to her home community, the Tsawwassen First Nation.
W̱SÁNEĆ youth on Achiever explore the Salish Sea
W̱SÁNEĆ youth, Peter Underwood, shares about his trip on Raincoast’s research vessel, Achiever, in the Salish Sea.
Why 2020 was not all bad…
Before 2020 closes, please accept my sincere thanks and gratitude for your support that has enabled our success…
Tracking Raincoast’s impact through 2020
These conservation efforts and our research have reached millions around the world. Tangible conservation success. 2020 was not all bad – let’s make 2021 even better…
All we want for Christmas is an olive-sided flycatcher in a Douglas-fir tree
With the end of 2020 approaching, we need your help in providing BC’s Coastal Douglas-fir forests with a holiday gift that we can all celebrate…
Tracking Raincoast into 2021
Like everyone else in 2020, we have had to adapt and explore our own resilience. From pausing multi-year field research programs, cancelling youth education and our usual travel throughout the coast, COVID has disrupted much. Yet we are grateful to have our health and play our part in protecting and supporting the communities, businesses, and individuals we work with…
Research: Conservation in heavily urbanized biodiverse regions requires urgent management action and attention to governance
A new open access research paper led by Dr. Tara Martin at the UBC Conservation Decisions Lab applied a novel conservation decision making tool called Priority Threat Management to identify the most cost-effective management strategies needed to address the threats facing 102 species at risk identified in the area…
Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Pender Islands Conservancy Association to purchase conservation property on North Pender Island: S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest