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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.

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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Carbon stewardship workshop focusing on Gulf Islands forests and coasts

Carbon stewardship workshop focusing on Gulf Islands forests and coasts
Later this month, Raincoast, along with partners, will be hosting a workshop exploring the feasibility of implementing carbon stewardship projects on the Gulf Islands and across the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) zone in the Salish Sea. This workshop aims to establish a civic and Indigenous community of learners. Our goal is to collaboratively develop a nature-based climate project financed from conservation, restoration and improved ecosystem management.

Join us for a webinar examining the concept of Two-Eyed Seeing

Join us for a webinar examining the concept of Two-Eyed Seeing
In this week’s episode of Coastal Insights, join us as we visit with Albert Marshall, the creator of the two-eyed seeing concept, balancing Indigenous knowledge and contemporary science. We will also be joined by Indigenous fisheries scientist, Andrea Jane Reid, as we examine how this concept is being used today.

How art will help protect S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest

How art will help protect S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest
We are incredibly grateful to every person who transformed this initiative from the hopes of one person into reality, and because we cannot thank each of you individually, we wanted to recognize a few of the artists who have donated their time and talent to the permanent protection of local ecosystems.

You did it: 13 acres in 3 months!

You did it: 13 acres in 3 months!
We are excited to announce that together with the Pender Islands Conservancy, we have raised the funds required to purchase and permanently protect S,DÁYES Flycatcher Forest on North Pender Island…

Research: The eroding social license to hunt carnivores

Research: The eroding social license to hunt carnivores
A new study suggests killing predators like wolves, grizzly bears, and cougars for trophy is a potential threat not only to these sensitive animals, but also to other hunters…