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 extinguish guided hunting. You can help us stop the killing…
In 2016, the federal government finally rejected the Northern Gateway proposal. But Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion was approved. Raincoast’s analysis, along with conclusions by Kinder Morgan and the National Energy Board, all indicate that oil tankers from this project increase the risk of extinction for Canada’s Southern Resident killer whales. Raincoast, represented by Ecojustice, will be in court this fall arguing that project approval violates Canada’s Species at Risk Act.
Raincoast’s goal is to conserve and protect the habitats and resources of umbrella species to ensure the future for all species that exist on different scales. Our flagship projects include primary research and conservation efforts on wild salmon, large carnivores, and marine species, including marine mammals, marine birds, and Pacific herring.
Action for killer whales cannot be delayed
The Salish Sea’s Southern Resident killer whale population is one of the most critically endangered populations of marine mammals in Canada and the U.S. Both countries list this transboundary population as endangered, citing three primary risk factors…
At Sea: the Secret Lives of Marine Birds
Join Killam Postdoctoral Fellow and Raincoast Scientist, Dr. Caroline Fox for a photo presentation of her research and award winning book.
“At Sea, the Secret Lives of Marine Birds” October 5th, 7:00 pm
Killer Whales versus Kinder Morgan
Raincoast and Living Oceans Society are in court this week, represented by our lawyers at Ecojustice, to challenge the Kinder Morgan pipeline and defend BC’s endangered Southern Resident killer whales…
Letter: Kinder Morgan intervenors demand answers from NEB about salmon protection
Raincoast and Living Oceans detailed concerns over the use of spawning deterrents in important Chinook salmon spawning area in this letter to the National Energy Board…
Community-based science and communing with the coast
“Rain’s supposed to come down even harder this afternoon,” says our Skipper Murray ‘Moose’ Barton and we lower the canoe into the water…