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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

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.

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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

Chris Genovali: let's rethink wildlife management.

Raincoast executive director discusses the new grizzly bear hunting ban policy announcement

On Wednesday, August 16th, Chris Genovali joined Janice & Cory of Roundhouse Radio to talk about the NDP announcement to ban grizzly bear hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest…

MacDuffee laughs aboard a small boat on the Fraser River.

Misty MacDuffee explains why Southern Resident killer whales are threatened by industrialization of the Salish Sea

Misty MacDuffee joined Adam Stirling on CFAX 1070 to discuss the plight of the Southern Resident killer whales. Adam Stirling raises questions regarding the growing threat of oil tankers and shipping traffic…

Sockey salmon with bright red bodies swimming upstream in the Great Bear Rainforest.

BC government signals challenge for Trans Mountain pipeline on legal grounds

The BC government’s announcement to challenge the Trans Mountain pipeline is welcome news for BC’s coast. Raincoast, with its partners, is already challenging the NEB and federal government oil tanker and pipeline approval …

A grizzly bear stands in the grass near the shallows of the Great Bear Rainforest, in Canada.

New government moves BC into 21st Century by stopping the hunting of grizzly bears in the Great Bear Rainforest

Raincoast is hailing the province’s announcement to end grizzly hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest. We await details of the government’s new policy but anticipate working with the province and First Nations to acquire the remaining commercial hunting territories…

A grizzly bear on BC Coast stops to face an eagle.

Wildlife-management reform in British Columbia is long overdue

The province’s recent proposal to privatize wildlife management illustrates the pernicious effect of the North American model on the mindset of government bureaucrats and politicians…

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