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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.

Oil-Free Coast

view of the calm ocean and sunrise at Hakai rocks

Raincoast’s Oil-Free Coast initiative addresses the impacts and risks associated with pipelines and tankers to the coasts of coastal British Columbia. Protecting the animals, lands and waters from both habitat destruction and degradation, and the very real consequences of a catastrophic oil spill are the basis for this program.

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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

Clark’s ‘5 Conditions’ Concealed Support For B.C. Oil Projects

Chris Genovali / Huffington Post
To no one’s surprise the provincial government of British Columbia signed off on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil sands pipeline and supertanker project in the Salish Sea…

Christy Clark at the World Economic Forum in India in 2011

Christy Clark’s ‘five conditions con’

To no one’s surprise, the Government of British Columbia has signed off on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil sands pipeline and supertanker project in the Salish Sea. The announcement confirmed that Premier Christy Clark’s posturing…

A salt marsh at the mouth of the Fraser River is used by juvenile salmon, other fish species, and thousands of resident and migratory birds. Photo: M. MacDuffee

Genetics results for chinook salmon are in!

When you picture a research biologist’s day you probably imagine them on a boat or in a forest, immersed in nature with a notebook in hand. However, for much of the year we are tucked away in labs or at our desks, analyzing data…

“Hunt” grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest with Raincoast in 2017

What is it like to go on a “grizzly hunt” in the Great Bear Rainforest aboard Raincoast’s 70ft research vessel the Achiever? This year, why not join us and find out…

Clark’s five pipeline conditions are a charade

Chris Genovali / Times Colonist
To no one’s surprise, the provincial government of British Columbia has signed off on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain project…


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