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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 extinguish guided hunting. You can help us stop the killing…

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Oil-Free Coast

view of the calm ocean and sunrise at Hakai rocks

Putting the Great Bear Rainforest at risk, the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project posed serious threats to the wildlife of coastal British Columbia from the noise and spills of tanker traffic. Raincoast was an intervenor in the JRP review process, and along with First Nations, filed legal challenges to the project’s federal approval. In 2016, the federal government finally rejected the Northern Gateway proposal.

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Flagship Projects

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

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.

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Latest News

A sow and her cubs munch on grass at Grassy Point

Conservation Update – Where the salmon-loving bears roam

After years of field work and collaboration, and months in the Raincoast lab, we’re very excited to share some insights from a new study, due for publication soon, that reveals habitat hotspots for grizzly bears across BC…

The view of the coast through the front window of a research vessel on the water.

Brian Falconer interview re: the politics of wildlife management

Brian Falconer joined Pamela McCall on CFAX 1070 last week to discuss the proposal in March by MLA Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, to create a destructive new “wildlife agency”…

Save the Great Bears: people pose with their Grizzly Bars and three bears stare into the camera

Three steps to winning a trip to the Great Bear Rainforest

July 1st is still a ways away but we want to make sure you know how easy it is help us Save the Great Bears and enter to win a trip onboard the Achiever. There are three easy steps…

How to win a trip to the Great Bear Rainforest.

Eat chocolate, save the bears and win a trip with Raincoast

Right now our research vessel Achiever is sailing along the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest, through coastal fjords, vast forests, and shorelines of one of the planet’s last great tracts of intact temperate coastal rainforest. You can them and help Save the Great Bears…

Work with Raincoast scientists in the Fraser Delta estuary

Opportunity: Student Research Assistant – Lower Fraser Salmon Program

We are seeking a research assistant to join our our team for a temporary (3-month) summer contract to assist in engaging with local stewardship groups and to map salmon habitat in ArcGIS. This contract will be focused on identifying the potential for salmon habitat…


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