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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

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

Lush Cosmetics presents: Trophy

Thank you everyone that came out last night

People swarmed the Vic Theatre last night to watch Trophy a beautiful film by Inder Nirwan and Lush Cosmetics. This film explores trophy hunting of grizzly bears in BC…

Trophy the movie

Film screening and discussion of Trophy on Wednesday

The trophy hunt is particularly on our minds at this time of year as the Spring hunt opens across British Columbia. Join us on Wednesday 26th for this screening and panel discussion…

People posing with their Grizzly Bar on social media so they can save bears, and enter to win

Saving the great bears, one contest entry at a time

Many people have donated and they’re entered into the contest to win a trip in the Great Bear Rainforest. Others have found the Grizzly Bar and posted on social media using the #GrizzlyBar hashtag…

Water splashes in every direct from an unseen killer whale

Our letter of support for the proposed whale protection zone on the west side of San Juan Island

Today we posted our comments on a petition to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States to establish a whale protection zone for Southern Resident killer whales…

Eat chocolate win a trip in the Great Bear Rainforest.

What does it mean to win a trip in the Great Bear Rainforest?

Even when we aren’t having a contest for a free trip in the Great Bear Rainforest, we get questions about journeys in the Great Bear Rainforest. Thank you to everyone who is supporting our efforts to save the great bears. And thank you to Denman Island Chocolate for making this once in a lifetime trip […]

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