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.

Stop Terminal 2 Expansion

Stop Terminal 2 Expansion
The Port of Vancouver is proposing to double the size of the Deltaport shipping terminal next to the Tsawwassesn Ferry Terminal. This project will destroy vital habitat in the Fraser estuary and put further stress on endangered killer whales, Fraser Chinook salmon and many other threatened species.

Toward a vision for salmon habitat in the Lower Fraser River

Toward a vision for salmon habitat in the Lower Fraser River
This is a crucial time for wild salmon that depend on the Fraser River. We identify systemic problems of governance and land use that have created this situation and offer six recommendations as next steps to put salmon and their habitat on a trajectory to ecological resilience.

Safeguard Coastal Carnivores

Safeguard Coastal Carnivores
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…

Fraser Estuary Research

Fraser Estuary Research
As part of our efforts to understand habitat use, mitigate, and stop habitat destruction in the Fraser River Estuary, we study juvenile salmon

Protecting killer whales

Protecting killer whales
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….

Flagship projects

Flagship projects
Through directed conservation efforts on umbrella and foundation species, Raincoast strives to protect all species and ecosystem processes existing on BC’s coast.

Recent articles

Meet Lauren, Raincoast’s new development coordinator

Meet Lauren, Raincoast’s new development coordinator
Lauren Duboisset-Broust started with Raincoast three months ago. We wanted to help you get to know her better through a Q&A. Hopefully it gives you a sense about her vision of environmental development and donor communities and why we are so happy to have her as part of the team.  Tell us a little bit…

The Great Beach Cleanup

The Great Beach Cleanup
Raincoast’s Guide Outfitter Coordinator and Ship Captain, Brian Falconer shares about his experience on the Marine Debris Removal Initiative.

Behind the scenes of the multi-faceted Lower Fraser Salmon Conservation Program

Behind the scenes of the multi-faceted Lower Fraser Salmon Conservation Program
Our recent Lower Fraser Salmon Recovery Brief provides an update on our collaborative research, restoration and conservation initiatives underway. Below, we provide overviews of these efforts under each recommendation, which are further outlined in the Briefing.

Lower Fraser River Salmon Recovery Brief

Lower Fraser River Salmon Recovery Brief
This collaborative work to recover wild salmon and restore the ecological resilience of the Lower Fraser River and Estuary is outlined in the Lower Fraser Salmon Recovery Brief.

Webinar: Tree Protection in the Islands Trust

Webinar: Tree Protection in the Islands Trust
We are hosting a webinar on July 28th at noon to decode the complexities of tree and forest protection policy within the jurisdiction of the Islands Trust.