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.

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Funding habitat restoration and conservation in the Lower Fraser Region

Funding habitat restoration and conservation in the Lower Fraser Region
The AFER Network features working groups to provide space for focused discussion of key topics related to conservation initiatives in the Lower Fraser. On June 17th from 1-3 pm, we are launching our Funding and Fiscal tools Working Group, which will discuss what a post-covid funding world could look like, shifts in funders’ strategic focus, and the role of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in shaping funding priorities.

Rooting people to place through the Connected Estuary webinar series

Rooting people to place through the Connected Estuary webinar series
Over the course of the Connected Estuary webinar series, we explored the connectivity and ecological importance of the Fraser River Estuary to a myriad of species, including Pacific salmon, Southern Resident killer whales and migratory birds.

Cumulative impacts a serious problem for Gulf Islands forests

Cumulative impacts a serious problem for Gulf Islands forests
The Gulf Islands represent 33.2% of the provincial extent of Coastal Douglas-fir forests and associated habitats which are among the most biodiverse in the province. Yet, this region is also the most degraded.

The painful truth of colonization

The painful truth of colonization
In light of recent evidence of the unmarked graves of 215 children that have been found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in Canada, we express our deep condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, Residential School Survivors and all Indigenous people who continue to be affected.

Join us for the last webinar of our Connected Estuary series

Join us for the last webinar of our Connected Estuary series
In Episode 6, we will build on this learning with Morgan Guerin, a community member, past Councilor, and Senior Marine Planning Specialist for the Musqueam Nation. Morgan is also an artist who has developed materials for the c̓əsnaʔəm exhibit at the Musqueam Community Cultural Centre and he continues to share his knowledge, expertise and teachings through tool-kits for use in schools and other communities.