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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.

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….

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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…

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Oil-Free Coast

view of the calm ocean and sunrise at Hakai rocks

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.

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Fraser River Estuary Project

A Raincoaster dips a science looking thingy into the Lower Fraser River to test for something. Because science.

To understand, mitigate, and reduce habitat impacts from industrial proposals, Raincoast and its partners seek a better understanding of estuary use by different species of wild juvenile salmon.

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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.

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Latest News

A container ship get loaded at a terminal near Vancouver.

Terminal 2 expansion at Roberts Bank jeopardizes salmon recovery efforts

Given the ecological challenges that Fraser River salmon, including juvenile salmon, face at this point in history, now is not the time to increase pressure on their rearing grounds in the Fraser estuary by increasing the footprint of the Terminal 2 project on Roberts Bank….

Grizzly bear sits in the water, for BC Bear Day, Vancouver 2019, with sponsor logos at the bottom.

Co-existence a focus for this year’s BC Bear Day

whether you bring your family for the afternoon, or join us in the evening, mark your calendar for the 22nd September and the Pipe-Shop in North Vancouver. Bears deserve the opportunity to co-exist and this is your opportunity to play a part…

End of summer beach clean up.

Join Raincoast and Surfrider on the beach this summer

Join us at Ross Bay, Victoria, Saturday August 24th, 11am to 1pm. From a young age, I was always drawn to the water. To me, it was more than just an essential resource, but a source of joy as I investigated intertidal zones and played in the waves. As time has passed, I found myself […]

Bighouse in the Kvai watershed.

The best summer camp on earth?

Our research and outreach vessel, Achiever, just returned from one of the most inspiring trips of the year. Let me explain why…

Artifishal, the movie by Patagonia, showing at Cinecenta at UVic.

One night only – Patagonia’s Artifishal screening at the University of Victoria

Join us on Tuesday, August 27, at 7:00 pm for a film screening of Patagonia’s documentary, Artifishal, at the University of Victoria’s Cinecenta theatre located in the Student Union Building. Artifishal examines the harmful effects hatcheries…

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