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
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…
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….
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.
Fraser River Estuary Project
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.
Through directed conservation efforts on umbrella and foundation species, Raincoast strives to protect all species and ecosystem processes existing on BC’s coast.
Tracking Raincoast into 2018
It’s always exciting to release the latest edition of Tracking Raincoast and this year’s edition comes with a great collection of good news. Topping that list I’m very happy to share that we have now raised close to $150,000 of our $500,000 target for the Nadeea commercial trophy hunting tenure! The next step in our […]
On our way to securing the Nadeea tenure
We launched the campaign to raise $500,000 to purchase the Nadeea commercial hunting tenure the end of November. Now on behalf of Raincoast and our Coastal First Nations partners, I’m happy to report significant progress…
Trophy hunting: Science on its own can’t dictate policy
Science can predict outcomes of policy options, but how society ought to act is ultimately decided by values. The hunting ban aligns with most of society’s moral compass: trophy hunting of inedible animals is no longer acceptable…
Thank you to the Community Fund and the provincial employees who thought of us
The Provincial Employee Community Services Fund (PECSF) is a volunteer driven organization working with BC Public Service employees. It’s pronounced pek-sef. It’s an employee-driven, giving program. They make it easy for provincial employees to make tax deductible donations to registered charities, including Raincoast…
Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Green Business Award
This fall, Raincoast was recognized with the Green Business of the Year Award. We’re honoured to accept this award and look forward to more years of being a good neighbour and committed team of scientists and conservationists…